February 21, 2024

How people are fighting the World’s reliance on the war economy

By April M. Short Author Bio: April M. Short is an editor, journalist, and documentary editor and producer. She is a co-founder of the Observatory, where she is the Local Peace Economy editor, and she is a writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute. Previously, she was a managing editor at AlterNet as well as […]

Keeping cattle on public land is bad for people, cows, wildlife, and the planet

The U.S. beef industry is destroying the American Wild West and worsening the climate crisis. By Erika Schelby Author Bio: Erika Schelby is the author of Looking for Humboldt and Searching for German Footprints in New Mexico and Beyond (Lava Gate Press, 2017) and Liberating the Future from the Past? Liberating the Past from the Future? (Lava Gate Press, 2013), […]

Best Golf Courses to visit in each State: Can’t-miss courses across America

There’s nothing like road-tripping across the country, especially if you’re planning on stopping by the best golf courses to visit in each state!

Our planet versus plastic bags—A tale of two cities

By Erika Schelby Source: Independent Media Institute Americans discard 100 billion plastic bags annually, the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil. With oceans, countries, populations, and governments inundated by a plague of plastic worldwide, it may be useful to focus on the single-use plastic bag choices made by two cities, in the same U.S. […]

Sustainability is not as new an idea as you might think—it’s more than 300 years old

Modern sustainability evolved from forest management of the 18th century, and its ancient roots go back even further. Could it help with today’s climate crisis and lumber shortage? By Erika Schelby / Independent Media Institute The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” has roots that go back to Aesop’s fable “The Crow and the […]

Black Issues in Philosophy: The 2019 Caribbean Philosophical Awards Winners

by Lewis R. Gordon The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the association’s awards for contributions to philosophical thought, literature, and mentorship: The Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Catherine Walsh Frantz Fanon Outstanding Achievements Award Vijay Prashad Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award Kamau Brathwaite Robin D.G. Kelley Stuart […]

Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida Panhandle

By Dr. Jeff MastersFrom Weather Underground Update: Hurricane Michael made landfall at 2 pm EDT October 10, 2018 near Mexico Beach, FL with top sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 mb. This makes Michael the strongest landfalling mainland U.S. hurricane (by pressure) since Camille of 1969, which had a 900 […]

Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall

From Newsmax A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments by the state of California and […]

Inside the market for dead humans, where ‘donated’ bodies from low-income families sell for millions

By Brian Grow and John Shiffman, Reuters From Business Insider Many dead bodies in the US are “donated” in exchange for free or cheap cremation, thus attracting low-income and desperate families to “donate” bodies. The bodies are often sold in an unregulated but almost completely legal market that experiments on the tissues. Funeral homes partner […]

Destinations of the week

The 23 most relaxing vacation destinations in the world Part 3 By Madeline Diamond, INSIDER From Business Insider While the whole point of taking a vacation is to unwind, there are many resorts, retreats, and even entire cities known for their focus on health, wellness, and, of course, relaxation. Via Yoga offers yoga and surf-themed […]