Erdoğan Criticizes Contraception in a Wedding
Erdoğan Criticizes Contraception in a Wedding
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended a wedding ceremony in Istanbul, reiterating his call for families to have at least three children and…
Edited Reality: What I Learned from Filming Eaten Alive
Edited Reality: What I Learned from Filming Eaten Alive
On November 3, 2014, I woke up to check my flight status from Bangalore to New York. What I found when I opened my laptop was a mindboggling amount…
Remembering H.O.P.E
Remembering H.O.P.E
English As I am writing this, I was reminded of a moment when I wanted to know why I had to go thru certain things. I found myself comparing my…
The first people?
The first people?
"Why should we be so arrogant as to assume that we're the first homo-sapiens to walk the earth?" (J.J. Abrams et al., 2010) No one remembers one's…
Flying pigsh*t! Drone catches Smithfield pork farms spraying animal waste into air
Flying pigsh*t! Drone catches Smithfield pork farms spraying animal waste into air
Thousands of huge pig farms in N. Carolina are spraying untreated animal waste into the air and contaminating neighboring communities, Mark Devries,…
The War to Start All Wars
The War to Start All Wars
By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All…
bid to silence animal advocates
bid to silence animal advocates
“According to Will Potter, tightened ag-laws in the US attempt to silence animal advocacy, and all forms of non-violent resistance that might…
Failed State Watch: Russia?
Failed State Watch: Russia?
One of my predictions is that nation-states can’t hold up in the anthropocene, anyone on the ground…
Morning Reads: Is Obama Poised to Reject Keystone?
Morning Reads: Is Obama Poised to Reject Keystone?
Good morning! Here are some of the stories we’re reading this am… “Have we learned nothing? ” –> At The Guardian, Steven Thrasher writes of…
Map of the day: the rise of military spending in Africa
Map of the day: the rise of military spending in Africa
Global military spending is on the decline (largely thanks to the massive US budget falling). While spending in Europe flat-lined and the US goes…
Strike by workers of Arignar Anna Sugarcane Factory, Tanjore
Strike by workers of Arignar Anna Sugarcane Factory, Tanjore
Workers of the Arignar Anna Sugarcane Factory have been on a strike for the last 12 days with a host of demands including the implementation of Rajiv…
Seven injured as lightning strikes car near Buccaneers stadium
Seven injured as lightning strikes car near Buccaneers stadium
Seven injured as lightning strikes car near Buccaneers stadium Seven injured as lightning strikes car near Buccaneers stadium Seven injured as…