Grangemouth and the EU/WTO

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Grangemouth and the EU/WTO By Syzygysue Also published here  on Politics and Parasites The dispute at Grangemouth is the old trick of provoking industrial action – then holding the workforce to ransom by threatening their jobs unless they agree to the draconian … Continue reading

The Koch Brothers’ Amazing Climate Change Denial

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Climate Change, Propaganda  and the Koch Brothers. What can we believe? Our own eyes? The press?  Much has been said and written about the power of the media, and the rich whose tool it is to achieve their ends. Furthermore … Continue reading

Welcome to the 21st Century – The Crisis of Civilization

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Nafeez Ahmed’s 2011 “Crisis of civilization” film  (80 minutes) brings together the emerging economical, political and environmental trends that are likely to shape our common future over the next few decades.  The main thrust of Nafeez Ahmed’s argument is that … Continue reading

Fracking Crazy

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FRACKING CRAZY From Suzanne Kelsey They are going to bring a gigantic drill Down your quiet sleepy country lane Cause a lot of upheaval and disruption That could easily drive you all insane They are going to do some fracking … Continue reading

Slaughtering badgers in order to “offer the farmers a carrot”?

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On the day, that the Badger cull begins, Think Left re-posts ‘Tory Delusions and Badgers’ – first posted October 2012.  Yet again, I find myself asking what on earth are the Tories playing at? Of all the most misguided, counterproductive, self-destructive, … Continue reading

Never mind a UK referendum on ceding power to Brussels. What about China?

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Everyone’s talking about how we’ve lost sovereignty to the EU and how we should have a referendum before any more powers are handed over to Brussels – but what about this government’s decision to sell off our infrastructure to foreign … Continue reading

Decarbonising the economy: How we can finance it.

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TEDxUtrechtUniversity – Ann Pettifor – Decarbonising the economy: How we can finance it. Uploaded on May 13, 2011 Ann Pettifor is a director of PRIME, an economic think-tank, and a Fellow of the New Economics Foundation. She has won wide acclaim … Continue reading