June 29, 2022

The wide role Brazil’s military has played in the destruction of the Amazon

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By Pedro Marin / Globetrotter In the Brazilian Amazon, as deforestation reaches record levels and rivers are increasingly polluted, the illegal gold mining contributing to these problems continues largely unabated. The response of the government has been to increase military action to curb environmental crimes in Brazil. Far from achieving this purpose, however, the military intervention has only led to […]

The Human Mania for Roadbuilding Is a Threat to the Great Apex Predator Species

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Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads. By Jeffrey Dunnink / Independent Media Institute Designed for speed and efficiency, roadways across the globe are effectively killing wildlife whose futures are intrinsically linked to the future of the planet: apex predators, those species including big cats like tigers […]

On International Respect for Chickens Day, try thinking about them differently

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Chickens deserve our respect. By Karen Davis / Independent Media Institute “I hear the universal cock-crowing with surprise and pleasure, as if I never heard it before. What a tough fellow! How native to the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau Chickens are indeed native to the earth. Despite centuries of domestication—from the tropical forest to the farmyard […]

Why U.S. political scientists are arguing that Evo Morales should be the President of Bolivia

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By Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi / Independent Media Institute Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars—from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University—looked at raw evidence from the Bolivian election authorities that had been handed over to the […]

OPINION: 12-14: ALBA-TCP summit begins in Havana

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By Jolly Green Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other leaders arrive in Cuba to attend the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). The Alba was created 14 years ago on December 14, 2004, by the deceased presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and of Cuba, Fidel Castro, describing it as […]

OPINION: Landfills, fires and media ethics – In response to the Compass editorial

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From Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free Long before the recent flames at the George Town (GT) landfill, the Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free warned of the danger of fire inherent to a dump, and the potential toxic fallout.  Since its launch by thirty concerned Bodden Town (BT) residents in October 2011, the Coalition […]