Monthly Archives: October 2013

IPCC report: main points & analysis

The following are the main points (and their significance) of the report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The author, Meena Raman, followed the discussions in Stockholm as an observer http://1804caribvoices.org/articles/2013/10/stark-warning-on-climate-change/ Meena Raman is legal advisor of the … Continue reading

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The Coming Climate Plague

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Oct 10 2013 (IPS) – A climate plague affecting every living thing will likely start in 2020 in southern Indonesia, scientists warned Wednesday in the journal Nature. A few years later the plague will have … Continue reading

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Report shows Austerity Brings Poverty, Despair, ‘Quiet Desperation’ to Europe

‘We wonder if we as a continent really understand what has hit us’ – Sarah Lazare, staff writer Austerity policies are bringing poverty, despair, and wretchedness to Europe, spelling out a dismal future of deepening unemployment, inequality, and desperation for … Continue reading

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Capitalism has reached its limits – the US “shut down”

Capitalism has reached its limits Juan Torres López ALAI AMLAT-en, 08/10/2013.- The so-called “shut-down” of the U.S. government can be interpreted and assessed in many ways, but above all it reflects the fact that capitalism has reached its limits. The … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Looking at Just Climate Change

Rebecca Solnit, (The Difficulty of) Looking at Climate Change October 6 2013 The changes required to address climate change are colossal, but they are made up of increments and steps and stages that are more than possible. Unfortunately, when it … Continue reading

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Islam, the Modern State and Degrowth

A recent review and interview with Islamic scholar Wael Hallaq, author of The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament [New York: Columbia University Press, 2013], raises an interesting critique of the modern state from a Muslim perspective, claiming … Continue reading

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