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Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) | A place to deepen your understanding of global concerns and their connection to local initiatives. Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) | A place to deepen your understanding of global concerns and their connection to local initiatives. How to save the world | Dave Pollard's chronicle of civilization's collapse, creative works and essays on our culture. A trail of crumbs, runes and exclamations along my path in search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding. Curious Apes | Embracing chaos. Expanding Consciousness.

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What You Need To Know About The Bradley Manning Verdict. By Hayes Brown "What You Need To Know About The Bradley Manning Verdict" CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky At 1 PM EST, a military court handed down the long-awaited verdict in the case of United States v. Bradley Manning, finding him not guilty of the most serious charge against him, that of “aiding the enemy,” in leaking thousands of government and military documents.

Manning has, however, been found guilty of another 19 charges, including 5 counts of espionage. Manning has been both vilified and lionized during his time in the spotlight and today’s conclusion of his trial will likely bring those two sides back into debate over what Manning’s saga means for the ongoing debate between secrecy and security in the United States. The Private Private First Class Bradley Manning joined the U.S. The Leaks The first leak included videos passed along to Wikileaks showing the U.S. military opening fire on a crowd of mostly unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Charges Treatment In Detention Update. Waging Nonviolence - People-Powered News and Analysis. OuiShare Magazine - Voices for a Collaborative Society.

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Contact us Vision of Humanity. SUSTAINABILITY - IHT Rendezvous. Christopher F. SchuetzeWillem Jan Stamm, the owner of Outlet Stam in Schagen,The Netherlands. In Europe and North America, small businesses are allowing consumers to save money and cut down on food waste by buying food that is past its ‘expiration date.’ Read more… Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesGeneva International Airport. The largest commercial airline association called on a U.N. panel to adopt an across-the-board, market-based mechanism to offset carbon emissions.

Michaela Rehle/ReutersBeer to be served at Oktoberfest in Munich. German brewers are worried that shale gas removal could end up contaminating the water they use to make the national drink. Alistair Scrutton/ReutersA whale dives into sea off the coast of Greenland's capital Nuuk. The region holds an estimated 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil reserves and 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered gas. Nati Harnik/Associated PressOpponents to the Keystone XL pipeline at a U.S. iResolve 2013 -- take part in shaping a better world. HowAreYouChangingThings.org - Idea Factory, Consulting Collective, 100% Jargon Free. Collapsing Into Consciousness. The 15 Rules of Web Disruption. How to Spot – and Defeat – Disruption on the Internet David Martin’s Thirteen Rules for Truth Suppression, H. Michael Sweeney’s 25 Rules of Disinformation (and now Brandon Smith’s Disinformation: How It Works) are classic lessons on how to spot disruption and disinformation tactics.

We’ve seen a number of tactics come and go over the years. Here are the ones we see a lot of currently. 1. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule … Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as “kooks”, “right-wing”, “liberal”, “left-wing”, “terrorists”, “conspiracy buffs”, “radicals”, “militia”, “racists”, “religious fanatics”, “sexual deviates”, and so forth. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The following 4 tactics from Sweeney are also still commonly used … 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Specifically, we’ve found the following format to be highly effective in educating people in a non-confrontational manner about what the disrupting person is doing: Good Number 1! Or: Try it … It works. Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. This is speculative. I don't know whether it works empirically. Or, I should say, I don't know how much it works empirically.

The effect I am talking about here might be large, and explain almost everything. Or it might be small, and explain almost nothing. I'm just throwing it out there. Legally required reserves, if those reserves pay low or no interest, are a tax on banks. The main reason that Canada got rid of required reserves 20 years ago was precisely to eliminate this tax on banks, and to 'level the playing field' between banks and other financial intermediaries. If you put a tax on apples, and not on pears, and if apples and pears are substitutes in both supply and demand, the market will respond by producing fewer apples and more pears. YES! Magazine — Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions — YES! Magazine.

Common Causes. The Commoner » The Commoner N. 15 - Winter 2012 - Care Work and the Commons. Solutions | For a sustainable and desirable future. Axiom News. Resilience.org. Orion Magazine. Elephant journal: Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality. Marginal Revolution — Small steps toward a much better world.

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