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Tourism Ireland sur Twitter : "Wow - Leaning Tower of Pisa joins our #GlobalGreening again this year #GoGreen4PatricksDay... Tourism Ireland sur Twitter : "So beautiful ... the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio is part of our #GlobalGreening again this year. The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation. This is explored through specific examples.

Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary. The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions, to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Topics addressed include the Business Plot, where in 1933, General Smedley Butler exposed an alleged corporate plot against then U.S. Through vignettes and interviews, The Corporation examines and criticizes corporate business practices. Witter / ? How British foreign energy policy drives human rights abuses globally.

Neoliberal Globalization’s Race to the Bottom. By Mateo Pimentel Despite the ample ridicule and contempt that neoliberalism warrants, it remains with us and affects millions around the world. It expounds on the classical laissez-faire ideas that market forces and individual liberty will triumph over the state. For the social sciences, neoliberalism describes much of the structural changes in global economics since the international, political and economic turbulence of the 1970s.

Neoliberalism has shaped international power dynamics during the decline of capitalism’s “golden age” after World War II. Many social scientists are asking whether the 2008 economic and financial crisis marked a transition from the neoliberalism of the 1980s to a post-neoliberal era. Given that 2008 saw the worst capitalism-induced crisis since the Great Depression of more than 70 years and one world war earlier, it is remarkable that this question is still being considered. The failures of neoliberalism have caused its significance to decline. NASA Created The Hockey Stick By Hiding And Altering Data. NASA Created The Hockey Stick By Hiding And Altering Data As of 1999, NASA showed no net global warming from 1876 to 1976 But that didn’t fit the narrative, so they simply disappeared the pre-1880 data and massively cooled the past – to create the hockey stick blade. 1999 version : web.archive.org/19990220235952/…. GLB.Ts.txt 2014 version : data.giss.nasa.gov/……/ZonAnn.Ts.txtIf the present refuses to get warmer, then the past must become cooler Like this: Like Loading...

About stevengoddard Just having fun. An Insight, An Idea With Christine Lagarde: Video. Corporate Colonialism: Winners and Losers of Global 'Free' Trade. By Don Quijones, a freelance writer and translator based in Barcelona, Spain. His blog, Raging Bull-Shit, is a modest attempt to challenge some of the wishful thinking and scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by our political and business leaders and their loyal mainstream media. “I think of globalisation as a light which shines brighter and brighter on a few people, and the rest are in darkness, wiped out” – Arundhati Roy On February 12th of this year, the presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile signed an agreement to eliminate tariffs on 92 percent of trade among their countries. The agreement is seen as vital in the economic integration of the four fastest-growing economies in Latin America, and a significant advance in their goal of working as a united trade partner with Asia.

At least that’s the official story, reported verbatim and with gushing enthusiasm by the mainstream financial and general press. Mexico: Global Free Trade’s Poster Child Wolf here. Global March for Lions - EDINBURGH. Het wereldwijde terrorisme, opstand aanvallen surge 150% in vijf jaar - rapport - RT News. This algorithm can predict a revolution. Source: The Verge For students of international conflict, 2013 provided plenty to examine. There was civil war in Syria, ethnic violence in China, and riots to the point of revolution in the Ukraine. For those working at Duke University’s Ward Lab, all specialists in predicting conflict, the year looks like a betting sheet, full of predictions that worked and others that didn’t pan out. When the lab put out their semiannual predictions in July, they gave Paraguay a 97 percent chance of insurgency, largely based on reports of Marxist rebels.

The next month, guerrilla campaigns intensified, proving out the prediction. In the case of China’s armed clashes between Uighurs and Hans, the models showed a 33 percent chance of violence, even as the cause of each individual flare-up was concealed by the country’s state-run media. According to Ward Lab’s staff, the purpose of the project isn’t to make predictions but to test theories. Why was it so easy to beat the CIA’s best analysts? Anarchy - AWESOME Speech. How to replace your democracy with governance by the people. Politicians and reformers have been promising governance by the people (with caveats) since the beginnings of democracy. Unfortunately, democracy will never bring governance by the people and neither will an overthrow of democracy. So how do we peacefully transition from a democratic system to governance by the people?

The typical promises of politicians are contingent on them being elected. Without your votes, they do not have the power to represent your interests. If you elect them to represent you they promise to take your opinion into account when governing. If your chosen party is not elected, you must wait patiently for another chance in the next election. Fortunately, governance by the people is not something you need to be represented for or something you need to request from your current government. If Binding Chaos was a political party in a parliamentary democracy The first goal of a Chaos party* would be to enable every person to participate.

. * A Chaos party does not exist.

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