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Why Poverty? Because We Do Not Share Resources

Why Poverty? Because We Do Not Share Resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

8 Dec. 2012 - Share The World's Resources

The recent documentary and debate series called 'Why Poverty?' highlighted the extreme differences in living standards and life chances around the world, and once again emphasised that there can never be an end to poverty until the world's resources are more equally shared.

Broadcasters in countries across the world recently took part in a ground-breaking documentary and debate series called Why Poverty? which showcased a set of eight feature-length documentaries as well as several short films and animations that explore poverty in the 21st Century. The ambitious cross-media event involved 72 broadcasters and reached over 500 million viewers in 180 countries, and many of the films provided incisive and progressive views on the long history of dispossession that has resulted in extreme poverty (see Poor Us: An Animated History), the limitations and complexities of aid and trade (see Give Us the Money and Stealing Africa), and the greed and selfishness that underlines inequality (see Park Avenue), among other themes.... http://www.stwr.org/poverty-inequality/why-poverty-because-we-do-not-share-resources.html

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What is Corporate "Social" Responsibility (CSR)?

Published on Sep 30, 2012

▶  What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 10, 2012
- ▶  THE FIRST RULE OF CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY IS:  DO NO HARM. What corporations do to society is far more important than what corporations can do for society. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_first_rule_of_corporate_social_responsibility_is_not_what_you_think

 

 The Ecologist, December 30, 2013
 ▶  THE MOST URGENT PROBLEM WE FACE - ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2215830

 

                               ANIMATED VIDEO - ALSTON GROUP

                     "WHAT IS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY?"

                                 Published on Jun 13, 2013

Are you familiar with the term 'corporate social responsibility'? This concept relates to how growth can be achieved in a responsible way by people, businesses and governments.
     Corporate social responsibility (CSR) takes into account increased populations and scarce resources to ensure that global development is sustainable. Three central pillars of economic progress, social justice and environmental protection now form the basis of how businesses interact and support communities...http://www.alstom.com/Sustainability/animated-series-on-csr/

 

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 14, 2014
▶  THREE SUSTAINABILITY RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL BUSINESSES IN 2014. Going carbon negative, ecoystems positive and injecting humanity into the corporate environment are ambitious but vital goals for businesses.. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/three-sustainability-resolutions-business-2014



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                             Made In Germany - Deutche Welles
WHAT IS SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBILITY?
http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798

 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

 The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013
▶  BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

 

▶  WHY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4tfKhV

 

June 26, 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation
▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/corporate-social-responsibility-essential-environmental-sustainability

 

 

▶  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?  WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS?  http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

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Abby Ng Yew Chien's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:33 AM

'CSR is like teenage sex, everybody says they are doing it, but few actually are. AND those who really do it, do it really bad :/ ' 

IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, August 31, 2013 5:04 AM

Wowww simplicity wins again!

Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, February 25, 12:44 PM

La Milla extra, RSC mucho más que el cumplimiento legal. 

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The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 Temple Group Blog, August 20, 2014

SAILING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

Since the industrial revolution, human activities haven’t usually followed cycles. Instead, they have been based on extraction, followed by manufacturing, use and disposal: the ‘take – make – use – discard’ linear process. Natural systems can cope with this up to a point without being unduly perturbed. Unfortunately, with so many people driving the use of so many resources and the production of so much waste, we have now affected many natural cycles and the consequences are far reaching. It is true that over the last 25 years or so, there has been a trend towards recycling and reuse, although this was often driven initially by the need to reduce waste going to landfill. The circular economy approach takes this a lot further.
     By ignoring natural cycles rather than working with them, we are warming the planet, reducing biodiversity and could threaten the ability of humans to have a high quality of life. In case you think this is just the view of someone with a professional environmental interest, you might want to take a look at what the MoD has to say about the environment in its strategic outlook up to 2045.

http://temple-group.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sailing-towards-circular-economy.html


 ▶ WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/8FQndh

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, July 10, 2014
-▶ FIVE NEW WAYS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN BUILD BRAND EXPERIENCE. Among some of the world's top corporate leaders, there's a growing understanding that the traditional linear business model – built on the presumption of unlimited and cheap natural resources – must be reworked for 21st-century realities.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/five-ways-circular-economy-brand-experience


  -▶ CHECK OUT THE GUARDIAN'S NEW "CIRCULAR ECONOMY HUB"

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy

 

-▶ TWITTER LIST: TOP 10 TWEETERS ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/twitter-list-top-10-circular-economy

 

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 Guardian Sustainable Business, June 25, 2014
-▶ FROM A LINEAR TO A CIRCULAR WORLD: SHIFT TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS UNDER WAY, FROM CROP WASTE TO SOLAR. In reality, there are no scarce resources, we just make them scarce. Through new supply chains, technology and policy, we can secure a future for generations.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/shift-circular-economy-crop-waste-solar

 

 InHabitat, June 29, 2014
-▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/


 

                                       ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                      LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


 

  Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, June 20, 2014
-▶ THE STRANGE SCIENCE BEHIND DESIGN: MATERIALS FROM UNUSUAL SOURCES. From clothing made from crab compounds to recycled blue jeans worked into your Ford Fusion, innovation in textile manufacture and design is getting weirder – and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/20/science-design-materials-sources-sustainable

 

                                       INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH

                    Guardian Sustainable Business, April 22, 2014
-▶ HOW CAN YOUR INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/how-can-your-industry-contribute-to-circular-economy-interactive

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, June 24, 2014
-▶ STUDY LOOKS AT BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM 'CRADLE TO CRADLE' CERTIFICATION. A study of ten companies including Puma and Ecover shows the impact that optimising products for the circular economy has on environment and bottom line http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/cradle-to-cradle-certification-benefit-business-study

 

                                                      WATCH

            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                    Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                        http://sco.lt/4q18KX

 

EurActive - Sustainable Development

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8f42af8d26b382b0bcc4930b2&id=339123dfed&e=d0c5a106c4

 

                                                   WATCH

                               RE-THINKING PROGRESS

                               THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                                     http://sco.lt/4qb601

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, Circular Economy Hub, March 12, 2014
-▶ A GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN YOUR BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/how-to-implement-circular-economy-business

 

 World Economic Forum
-▶ TOWARDS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://reports.weforum.org/toward-the-circular-economy-accelerating-the-scale-up-across-global-supply-chains/view/1-the-benefits-of-a-circular-economy/

 

                                                      WATCH                            

                     THE CIRCULAR RE-GENERATIVE ECONOMY

The role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy

                                               http://sco.lt/6AhZq5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2012

-▶ ENLIGHTENED BUSINESS STRATEGY FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY   http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/enlightened-business-strategy-sustainability-gap

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 25, 2013

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

Look closely at the challenges facing our world and the circular economy makes business sense. Companies are turning to a new model of sustainable business in an effort to reduce their dependence on finite resources...

The sense that our planet is running out of the minerals, metals and organic matter required to sustain its rising human population has helped to fashion a new concept for our times: the circular economy. At its core is the argument that the old, linear model of conducting business – extraction, consumption and waste – is past its sell-by date...http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-new-way-doing-business


The Atlantic, August 21, 2014
LIVING IN UNNATURAL CYCLES:  WHERE THE FIVE-DAY WORKWEEK CAME FROM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/where-the-five-day-workweek-came-from/378870/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

 

  Guardian Sustainable Business, January 27, 2014
-▶ BUSINESS LEADERS IN DAVOS KEEN TO MAINSTREAM CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Chief executives said biggest barrier to progress is ingrained mindset of 'manufacture, use and dispose'  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-leaders-circular-economy-mainstream-davos

 

FastCo Exist
-▶ 5 BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681904/5-business-models-that-are-driving-the-circular-economy

 

 GreenBiz, February 17, 2014
-▶ WHAT CARPET COMPANIES CAN TEACH US ABOUT A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/17/what-carpet-companies-can-teach-us-about-circular-economy

 

World Economic Forum, January 24, 2014
-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN GENERATE US$1 TRILLION ANNUALLY BY 2025 http://www.weforum.org/news/circular-economy-can-generate-us-1-trillion-annually-2025

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB

 

NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ RECYCLING YOURSELF INTO ABUNDANCE: A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 31, 2012

-▶ A CIRCULAR ECONOMY TACKLES THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF OVERCONSUMPTION  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-business-models

 

Fastco Exist

-▶ A BLUE PRINT FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: REUSING AND REFURBISHING FOR PROSPERITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679241/a-blueprint-for-a-circular-economy-reusing-and-refurbishing-for-prosperity



 ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7uGWKv

 

 

 

Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html

 

 -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 -▶ TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD: THE END OF GDP GROWTH http://sco.lt/56g0ob


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ




 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN "ENDLESS GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013

-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities


FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT MAY NOT APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5k2si1

 


BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

  ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/52AdWb



  -▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5


January 17, 2013 YES Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE AND SPIRIT: A SACRED STORY OF OUR TIME. Humanity’s current behavior threatens Earth’s capacity to support life and relegates more than a billion people to lives of destitution http://sco.lt/8rb8DZ

 


 

 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

  -▶ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ


 

 

-▶ ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

-▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh  http://sco.lt/81MvkP


THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  A NEW FORMULA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE http://sco.lt/7MN7rN


 

SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

-▶ THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING http://sco.lt/8iO36X


THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  A NEW FORMULA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE http://sco.lt/7MN7rN



-▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                   "HOME"

                               An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                    The Global Water Crisis

                                        http://sco.lt/53HMPJ


 

                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:26 PM

Zero Footprint requires a circular economy, where all outputs must be accounted for as inputs elsewhere in the economy, where the entire lifecycle of all products is factored in, where 100% of waste becomes raw resources, powered by 100% renewable energy.

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Corporate "Inversions." How Financial Deregulation is Destroying The World. Where's Corporate SOCIAL Responsibility?

Corporate "Inversions." How Financial Deregulation is Destroying The World.  Where's Corporate SOCIAL Responsibility? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

WAIT!  THESE CORPORATIONS ARE MAKING MASSIVE PROFITS, HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH AND WHERE IS THEIR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?


Harvard Business Review, August 29, 2014
▶  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP?

When corporations dodge taxes, it's an ethical issue.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/whatever-happened-to-corporate-stewardship/

Rolling Stone, August 27, 2014
THE BIGGEST TAX SCAM EVER

The world's richest corporations are getting away with fleecing hundreds of billions of tax dollars from the rest of us.

Some of America's top corporations are parking profits overseas and ducking hundreds of billions in taxes. And how's Congress responding? It's rewarding them for ripping us off. Over the next decade, corporate inversions could cost the U.S. Treasury nearly $20 billion – revenues that could other­wise pay for Head Start programs, to rebuild roads and bridges, or just bring down the deficit. The wave of inversions is threatening "to hollow out the U.S. corporate income tax base," Lew warned in a July letter to the chief tax writers in the House and Senate. But inversions are just the tip of the iceberg. The crisis of corporate tax avoidance is far more pervasive – and destructive – than either Obama or Lew is letting on. At a moment when Congress appears impossibly divided, a strong, bipartisan consensus has, in fact, emerged in Washington:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-biggest-tax-scam-ever-20140827


Common Dreams, August 27, 2014
BURGER KING 'INVERSION' ALLOW IT TO PROFIT OFF PUBLIC, DODGE TAXES, SAY CRITICS http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/27/burger-king-inversion-allows-it-profit-public-dodge-taxes-say-critics



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Reuters, February 25, 2014

▶  MANY BIG U.S. CORPORATIONS PAY VERY LITTLE OR NO TAXES : REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-usa-tax-corporate-idUSBREA1P04Q20140226


USA Today, August 31, 2014
AVOID TAXES? 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE INVERSIONS http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/31/corporate-tax-inversions/14686959/


Bloomberg, August 29, 2014
HEDGE FUNDS HUNT FOR CLUES TO TREASURY TAX-INVERSION LIMIT. The biggest group of hedge funds affected by the corporate-inversion debate employ a so-called merger arbitrage strategy, making bets on whether a deal will go through. That usually entails buying the shares of one of the companies while selling the other’s short http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/hedge-funds-hunting-clues-in-treasury-tax-inversion-limit.html?alcmpid=markets


Campaign For America's Future, April 28, 2014
-▶ MAKING CORPORATE TAX BREAKS PERMANENT HOW CONGRESS RIGS THE RULES http://ourfuture.org/20140428/corporate-tax-breaks-how-congress-rigs-the-rules


International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
-▶  SECRECY FOR SALE:  INSIDE THE GLOBAL OFFSHORE MONEY MAZE http://www.icij.org/offshore


 Center for Economic & Policy Research, May 15, 2013

-▶ CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOT TAXING WALL STREET  http://www.cepr.net/index.php/op-eds-&-columns/op-eds-&-columns/cutting-social-security-and-not-taxing-wall-street


August 6, 2013 Truthout
-▶  THE DETROIT BAIL-IN TEMPLATE: FLEECING PENSIONERS TO SAVE THE BANKS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17996-the-detroit-bail-in-template-fleecing-pensioners-to-save-the-banks




-▶ WHO'S IN CONTROL - NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? DOES YOUR DEMOCRATIC VOTE EVEN COUNT? http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


 EcoNexus, June 2012
WHERE'S THE DEBATE ABOUT CORPORATE POWER RUN AMOK A response to the proposal for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability Reporting http://www.econexus.info/publication/rio20-wheres-debate-about-corporate-power


AATTP, March 26, 2014
-▶  THINK YOU HAVE CHOICES?  THINK AGAIN: THESE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE WORLD http://aattp.org/think-you-have-choices-think-again-these-corporations-control-the-world/


Guardian April 08, 2014, George Monbiot

-▶ HOW HAVE THESE CORPORATIONS COLONIZED OUR PUBLIC LIFE? Power is shifting: to places in which we have no voice or vote. Domestic policies are forged by special advisers and spin doctors, by panels and advisory committees stuffed with lobbyists http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/08/corporations-public-life-unilever


                 

        HOW FINANCIAL DEREGULATION IS DESTROYING THE WORLD

                      Rolling Stone, Matt Tabbi, February 12, 2014

How Mega Banks, Corporations Drove A Mack Truck Thru A Loophole to Dominate and Control Global Politics, Industry and Society.


  Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry. They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever.

   Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it not just here but abroad as well: In Denmark, thousands took to the streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly hold so much influence over the state energy grid.

                                              Wall Street's War

   But banks aren't just buying stuff, they're buying whole industrial processes. They're buying oil that's still in the ground, the tankers that move it across the sea, the refineries that turn it into fuel, and the pipelines that bring it to your home. Then, just for kicks, they're also betting on the timing and efficiency of these same industrial processes in the financial markets – buying and selling oil stocks on the stock exchange, oil futures on the futures market, swaps on the swaps market, etc.

    But those are purely financial schemes. In these new, even scarier kinds of manipulations, banks that own whole chains of physical business interests have been caught rigging prices in those industries.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212



BEYOND GDP 

VIDEO REPORT

The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


 

 Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi, July 9, 2009
-▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN BUBBLE MACHINE. From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again, Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405#ixzz2tNBMth7d

 

-▶  "THE FLASH BOYS" IS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET RIGGED?  Interview with Author, Michael Lewis: A Wall Street Revolt "The Flash Boys" http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297686724/on-a-rigged-wall-street-milliseconds-make-all-the-difference

 

                                                     WATCH:
                          CBS News, 60 Minutes, March 28, 2014
                                 THE WALL STREET CASINO:

                         IS THE U.S. STOCK MARKET RIGGED?
                                           THE "FLASH BOYS"
     http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-the-us-stock-market-rigged/

 

Rolling Stone, May 10, 2012, Matt Tabbi,
-▶ HOW WALL STREET KILLED FINANCIAL REFORM
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-wall-street-killed-financial-reform-20120510

 

September 9, 2013 Washington Post
-▶ HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/


 Harvard Business Review, May 15, 2014
- ▶ TAKING BUSINESS BACK FROM WALL STREET: THE DANGERS OF MANAGING COMPANIES FOR SHAREHOLDERS  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/taking-business-back-from-wall-street/


May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html


A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS AND MORALITY OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/8YbdY1



Center for Public Integrity, February 17, 2014
-▶ AFTER THE MELTDOWN: In the fall of 2008, the U.S. economy nearly collapsed thanks to an unprecedented wave of mortgage foreclosures. In “After the Meltdown — Where are they now?” the Center for Public Integrity revisits the subprime lenders, Wall Street banks and government regulators that were most responsible for the crash — and finds few if any have been held accountable. http://www.publicintegrity.org/business/finance/after-meltdown



VIDEO REPORT

LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY? http://sco.lt/6k957p


 

   -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

 ▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WALL STREET OWNS THE NEIGHBORHOOD? MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD http://sco.lt/5SjIVl

 

 

AlterNet, March 25, 2014
-▶  HOW WALL STREET IS SUCKING HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY FROM LOS ANGELES: Study  "No Small Fees: LA Spends More on Wall Street than Our Streets."  http://www.alternet.org/economy/new-report-reveals-how-wall-street-impoverishes-los-angeles

 

Salon, February 23, 2014
McDOMINATION:  HOW CORPORATIONS CONQUERED AMERICA AND RUINED OUR HEALTH http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/mcdomination_how_corporations_conquered_america_and_ruined_our_health/

 

The Guardian, March 12, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government

 

 New York Times, March 01, 2014

BIG-MONEY DONORS DEMAND LARGER SAY IN CAMPAIGN STRATEGY http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/us/politics/big-money-donors-demand-larger-say-in-party-strategy.htm


 

PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

http://sco.lt/67XHiD

-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

VIDEO

"CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY" 

 With Ananya Roy

Global Envision: Exploring Market-driven Solutions to Poverty

http://www.globalenvision.org/2013/08/06/%E2%80%9Ccan-we-shop-end-poverty%E2%80%9D

- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuf-N66CGI

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

AllAfrica.com: February 19, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  EMERGING MARKET CURRENCIES UNDER ATTACK BY THE SHARKS OF THE CASINO GLOBAL ECONOMY http://allafrica.com/stories/201402200053.html


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ

 

                                   THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION: ONE STATE AT A TIME http://sco.lt/68GD8z


 

▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                        Moyers and Company, February 14, 2014

                                        http://billmoyers.com/

                  THE TRIUMPH OF CAPITAL OVER DEMOCRACY
                             Putting Political Corruption On Ice
     http://billmoyers.com/episode/putting-political-corruption-on-ice/


March 1, 2013 Global Research
▶  PREDATORY CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF THE "GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY". http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456


 ▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://sco.lt/6X0IC1

 

 June 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR  WELL BEING. We seek economic success to improve lives and contribute to the society we want. BUSINESSES HAVE LOST THEIR WAY BY FOCUSING ON PROFIT MAXIMISATION AT ANY COST http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/economic-success-not-enough-wellbeing

 

 

                                                   WATCH:
                       WHY THE FIRST ISSUE IN MONEY IS POLITICS

http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/14/why-the-first-issue-is-money-in-politics/

 

Moyers & Company: February 13, 2014
-▶ ON THE MONEY:  WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE
This week: Shadowy nonprofits and how they are funded; the moderate GOP's 2014 strategy; fake websites; and more http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/13/on-the-money-what-a-tangled-web-we-weave/


-▶ CRUSHING COLLEGE DEBT - A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS: PREDATORY LOANS AND AN UNKNOWN FUTURE  http://sco.lt/8wWGOX


                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


-▶  THE COLLABORATIVE/SHARING ECONOMY IS EXPLODING http://sco.lt/5QA4vJ

 

-▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION  http://sco.lt/5EXUv3


-▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS:  ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS == PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP


 


▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/696Tlx


 


 ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN


SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detroit’s fight for public water is also the nation’s - Privatization is Not The Solution

Detroit’s fight for public water is also the nation’s - Privatization is Not The Solution | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


Cutting off water to those who can’t afford it has roots in a long-standing, inequitable pricing scheme



Food & Water Watch, March 06, 2013
THE STRUGGLE FOR WATER IN THE AMERICAS

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/the-struggle-for-water-in-the-americas/#more-22232



Common Dreams, August 27, 2014
DESPITE CALLS FOR HUMANITY,  DETROIT RESUMES WATER SHUTOFFS,
Citizen advocates warn that the "whole world is watching" as city cuts off water to thousands of most impoverished residents 
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/27/despite-calls-humanity-detroit-resumes-water-shutoffs


Common Dreams, June 26, 2014
- ▶ U.N. TO DETROIT:  DENIAL OF WATER TO THOUSANDS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/26


The Daily Beast, July 26, 2014
- ▶ DETROIT SHUTS OFF WATER TO RESIDENTS BUT NOT TO BUSINESSES WHO OWE MILLIONS http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/26/detroit-shuts-off-water-to-residents-but-not-to-businesses-who-owe-millions.html


Al Jazeera English, July 27, 2014
- ▶ THE WATER CRISIS IN DETROIT IS AN AMERICAN EMERGENCY: BEHIND THE CRISIS http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/detroit-water-behind-crisis-2014727123440725511.html

 

 Care2, July 24, 2014
- ▶ DETROIT PEOPLE'S WATER BILLS ARE NOW GETTING PAID BY CROWD-FUNDING http://www.care2.com/causes/detroit-water-bills-are-now-getting-paid-by-crowd-funding.html

 

 AlJazeera English, July 23, 2014
- ▶ WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT, BUT WHO IS CONSIDERED A HUMAN BEING? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/detroit-water-rights-201472291145350632.html

 

Truthout, August 01, 2014
- ▶ BIG PLAYERS PROMOTE WATER PRIVATIZATION. Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private sector is willing to be ruthless in denying access to the most basic needs of living beings, and we also know that even those who have the least resources can also have power - if they are organized. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25308-big-players-promoting-water-privatization


The Ecologist, August 19, 2014
DETROIT:  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WATER IS A COMMODITY, NOT A HUMAN RIGHT? The potential sale of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is one more development of the idea that water, as with any commodity, exists to produce private profit rather than to be a public necessity... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2521114/detroit_what_happens_when_water_is_a_commodity_not_a_human_right.html


                                     THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER: 

            WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT ALARMING RATE

                                           http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

 

 Al Jazeera, June 30, 2014

- ▶ DETROIT'S FIGHT FOR PUBLIC WATER IS ALSO THE NATION'S -THE SOLUTION IS NOT PRIVATIZATION http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/detroit-public-watershutoffsunitednationsprivatization.html

 

 The Guardian, July 21, 2014
- ▶ DETROIT RESIDENTS FIGHT BACK OVER WATER SHUTOFF TO A HUNDRED OF THOUSAND "IT'S A LIFE-OR-DEATH SITUATION" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/detroit-water-shutoff-life-or-death

 

Truthout, July 21, 2013
- ▶ THOUSANDS MARCH FOR WATER RIGHTS IN DETROIT http://truth-out.org/news/item/25062-water-rights-march-in-detroit

 


                                                   WATCH
                           Democracy Now, June 24, 2014
WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT:  DETROIT RESIDENTS SEEK U.N. INTERVENTION AS CITY SHUTS OFF TAPS TO THOUSANDS. Activists say Detroit is trying to push through a private takeover of its water system at the expense of basic rights. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/24/water_is_a_human_right_detroit

 

The Atlantic, July 17, 2014
- ▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DETROIT SHUTS OFF THE WATER OF 100,000 PEOPLE?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/what-happens-when-detroit-shuts-off-the-water-of-100000-people/374548/

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                  MintPress News, July 11, 2014
'ESCALATING RESISTANCE' IN DETROIT AS RESIDENTS BLOCK WATER SHUT-OFFS. 'The issue of whether water should be a commodity or part of the commons raises the question of what kind of future we want.' http://www.mintpressnews.com/escalating-resistance-detroit-residents-block-water-shut-offs/193856/

 

 New York Times, July 03, 2014
- ▶ GOING WITHOUT WATER IN DETROIT: 90,000 SHUT OFF AND CUT OFF http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/04/opinion/going-without-water-in-detroit.html

 

  Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
- ▶ DETROIT'S WATER WAR:  A TAP SHUT-OFF THAT COULD IMPACT 300,000 PEOPLE. A right-wing state and corporate push to cut off water is economic shock therapy at its most ruthless and racist, but resistance is growing http://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2014/jun/25/detroits-water-war-a-tap-shut-off-that-could-impact-300000-people

 

 

                             THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. 

                                       PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                                              http://sco.lt/8iO36X

 

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                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

                                        http://sco.lt/8eupSj

 

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August 26, 2013 DC Bureau
 ▶  DETROIT'S CORPORATE TOXIC LEGACY - BANKRUPT CITY FACES ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE http://www.dcbureau.org/201308268919/natural-resources-news-service/detroits-toxic-legacy-bankrupt-city-faces-environmental-challenges.html#more-8919

 

 

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A VIP READ: The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources

A VIP READ: The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

November 29, 2012 - CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

- ▶ FOOD SPECULATION IS UNETHICAL

'The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources' blog post by Hazel Henderson.

     Resource speculation driven by financial markets, climate change and biofuels threatens starvation for the world’s poor.

     Recent spikes in prices of rice, soy, wheat and corn have driven many poor people in developing countries into hunger and malnutrition. In 2011, then World Bank president Robert Zoellick estimated that 44 million people fell into poverty in 2010 due to rising food prices, adding, “Food price inflation is the biggest threat today to the world's poor...one weather event and you start to push people over the edge.”

The United Nations (UN) FAO Food Price Index jumped 25 percent in 2010.

      The dots connecting world hunger, weather events and speculation on global financial markets are obvious. Yet, well-meaning officials at UN agencies, including the FAO, World Bank and IMF, are curiously blind. Instead, their many urgent meetings over the past three years have focused on raising more money to pay these rising prices for food staples, urging more productivity from agriculture and opposing nations curbing exports to protect their domestic foods.

http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/628-the-economics-of-curbing-speculation-in-food-water-and-vital-resources


VIDEO REPORT
Bloomberg
WHY WATER MATTERS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/why-water-matters-for-the-global-economy-70OI33r2T9yUqYZb3SbYew.html


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

NationofChange, July 27, 2014
-▶  THE EMPIRE ECONOMY DOES NOT SERVE THE ECONOMY OF PEOPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/empire-economy-does-not-serve-economy-or-people-1406466461

 

 The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva

An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 

▶   29 November 2012 - Guardian

UN BLAMES FOOD PRICE RISES ON TRADING IN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/un-food-prices-trading-agricultural-commodities?CMP=twt_gu

 

 ▶   COULD BARCLAYS BECOME THE LATEST BANK TO PULL OUT OF FOOD PRICE SPECULATION? http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/could-barclays-become-the-latest-bank-to-pull-out-of-food-price-speculation/

 

World Development Movement

 ▶   STOP BANKS INCREASING FOOD PRICES: LIMIT COMMODITY SPECULATION AND PREVENT A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS  http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-speculation

 

- ▶ IS THE FOOD CRISIS GOOD FOR BUSINESS? "WE'LL MAKE A KILLING OUT OF FOOD CRISIS" - Wall Street http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2499332670/is-the-food-crisis-good-for-business-we-ll-make-a-killing-out-of-food-crisis

 

Guardian, May 3, 2014
-▶ SAVAGE CAPITALISM IS BACK -- AND IT WILL NOT TAME ITSELF http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/savage-capitalism-back-radical-challenge

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                   "THE FOOD SPECULATOR"

                      FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET

                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

 

 Harvard Business Review, May 15, 2014
- ▶ TAKING BUSINESS BACK FROM WALL STREET: THE DANGERS OF MANAGING COMPANIES FOR SHAREHOLDERS  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/taking-business-back-from-wall-street/

 

Institute of Science in Society, July 21, 2014
- ▶ GLOBAL INEQUALITY AND ITS ILLS -- AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Inequality is bad for most people not just the poor, bad for business and political stability http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Global_Inequality_and_its_Ills.php

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Joseph Stiglitz
                                     THE PRICE OF INEQUALITY
                   How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
                             http://www.pdxjustice.org/node/156

 

UN Envoy, Jean Ziegler on Third World Hunger:

 ▶   LET THEM STARVE: WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://africasacountry.com/2012/10/05/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

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                                        BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

             The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 ▶   GDP OUTMODED:  HERE COMES ECO-ECONOMICS « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/eco-economics-gdp-outmoded/

 

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CSRWire Talkback, May 14, 2014
 ▶  SPEED AND EFFICIENCY BECOMING FALSE GOALS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1346-speed-and-efficiency-becoming-false-goals-in-financial-marketsl

 

 Stephanie McMillan -

 ▶   CONQUERED EVERYTHING - CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION

- LEADING CAUSE OF HUNGER, ILLNESS, ECOCIDE, EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST DOMINATION  http://stephaniemcmillan.org/2012/10/26/conquered-everything/

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                  Vandana Shiva 59:94

                                    THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED

                                                http://ow.ly/zq2rD

 

- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

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 Global Research
-▶  THE NEW "WATER BARONS" - WALL STREET MEGA BANKS ARE BUYING UP THE WORLD'S WATER http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274

 

                                      THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                            http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

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FastCoExist, April 30, 2014

-▶  ARE THE 613 LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY WORKING ON SUSTAINABILITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029698/are-the-613-largest-us-public-companies-actually-working-on-sustainability?partner=newsletter

 

 Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                 A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

 

 

                                  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                               http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 ▶   Monthly Review
WHEN FOOD BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR PROFITS, NOT HEALTH  http://monthlyreview.org/2012/01/01/food-as-a-commodity

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

  -▶ BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION:  GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATION'S $63 BILLION YEARLY ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY Large corporations now dominate in organic foods, and some people think this has led to a watering down of the industry.

The fact is, organic food has become a wildly lucrative business for Big Food and a premium-price-means-premium-profit section of the grocery store. The industry’s image — contented cows grazing on the green hills of family-owned farms — is mostly pure fantasy. Or rather, pure marketing. Big Food, it turns out, has spawned what might be called Big Organic....http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/business/organic-food-purists-worry-about-big-companies-influence.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

 

 

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

 

▶  "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY" - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBILY http://sco.lt/9273Jp

 

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 WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

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 ▶   THE WAR AGAINST ORGANICS -- WHAT' AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH?  http://sco.lt/6Qny1R

 

 - ▶ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/8vwnk9

 

 

                                IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED

 

                    - ▶     THE GLOBAL GMO SEED CARTEL   - ▶

         How Biotechnology companies monopolize Global Seed Markets

                                          http://sco.lt/7RuyZt

 

 Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

▶   BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS WIN OVER FOOD BANK STOCKS DRYING UP IN WAKE OF DROUGHT. This Is what happens when profits trump feeding the world and the USDA is up to it's neck in complicity with the big corporate agricultural business, biotech industry to ensure they maintain their quarterly bottom-line. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/21-5

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                                                     VIDEO:

 ▶   SACRED ECONOMICS: MONEY, GIFTS AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF TRANSITION  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3535969858/sacred-economics-money-gift-and-society-in-the-age-of-transition-video

 

 Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

                                               FOOD OR FUEL?

             RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH

                                           http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

                                                  WATCH

                         BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

                              WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                           http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶   NOCAMPAIGN CHALLENGES DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

▶   THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

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Better Than Human? Could Robots handle most U.S. Careers in 20 years?

Better Than Human?  Could Robots handle  most U.S. Careers in 20 years? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 -▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  WHY ROBOTS WILL, AND MUST, TAKE OVER HUMAN JOBS The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.... http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856


Wired, August 25, 2014
 -▶ THE PLAN TO BUILD A MASSIVE ONLINE BRAIN FOR ALL THE WORLD'S ROBOTS Backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, Saxena and his team unveiled what they call RoboBrain, a kind of online service packed with information and artificial intelligence software that any robot could tap into. Working alongside researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Brown University, and Cornell University, they hope to create a massive online “brain” that can help all robots navigate and even understand the world around them. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/robobrain/



World Post, August 22, 2014
 -▶ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAY DOOM THE HUMAN RACE WITHIN A CENTURY, OXFORD PROFESSOR SAYS. An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superintelligence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/artificial-intelligence-oxford_n_5689858.html?utm_hp_ref=world


Yale Global via The Japan Times, January 30, 2014

-▶ ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS. Robots work without stop and corporations are fine-tuning them for all types of work including telemarketing, tax preparation, library technicians and more http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/beware-robots-are-coming


Giz Magazine, April 22, 2014
 -▶ WILL SUPERHUMAN POWERS GIVE US SUPERHUMAN PROBLEMS? The social and ethical consequences http://www.gizmag.com/human-enhancement-issues/31743/



August, 21, 2014
 -▶ JAPAN UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST ANDRIOD NEWSCASTER -- The android newscaster named Kodomoroid, developed under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, has taken the world by storm. Mr. Ishiguro says the android newscaster he has developed has perfect language skills and even sports a sense of humor. http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/worlds-first-android-newscaster/


The New York Times, August 18, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ROBOTS WRITE THE FUTURE?
http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/what-happens-when-robots-write-the-future/?src=recg


BBC - Future, June 15, 2014

 -▶  ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE THE RISE OF ROBOT BOSSES?  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140613-rise-of-the-robot-bosses

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                                   FastCo Exist,
-▶ THE ROBOT OVERLORDS: WILL YOU OBEY YOUR ROBOT BOSS? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028257/futurist-forum/would-you-obey-your-robot-boss?partner=newsletter

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                            Down To Earth, France 24, May 29, 2014
                                  JAPAN:  ROBOTS THAT CARE.  

To ease the burden on medical staff, Japanese hospitals and retirement homes have opened their doors to humanoids to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower. It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is aging and its birth rate is on the decline. The Japanese government admits it doesn't have enough nurses to care for the one in four people aged over 65, a ratio that will only increase in the next few decades. http://www.france24.com/en/2014-05-25-1915-down-earth-robot-japan-elderly-care-health-palro-humanoid/


                                                     WATCH
TALKING ROBOTS TAKE CONTROL OF KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S TRAFFIC:  Two eight-foot talking androids directing driver and pedestrians and the engineers behind them are women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauw5VYUSuc


                                                        VIDEO

                        Huffington Post Tech, December 14, 2013
GOOGLE ACQUIRES BOSTON DYNAMICS, ADDING TO ITS FLEET OF ROBOT-MAKERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/google-robots-boston-dynamics_n_4445429.html


Phys.org August 21, 2014
▶ THE ETHICS OF DRIVERLESS CARS: HANDING OVER OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://phys.org/news/2014-08-ethics-driverless-cars.html


 IEEE Spectrum, January 2, 2014
-▶ WHEN WILL WE HAVE ROBOTS TO HELP WITH HOUSEHOLD CHORES? Google, Microsoft, and Apple are investing in robots. Does that mean home robots are on the way? http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/when-will-we-have-robots-to-help-with-household-chores

 
                                                        WATCH

                              Tweak Town, January 14, 2014

-▶ BURGER-FLIPPING ROBOT MAKES 360 GOURMET BURGERS PER HOUR  http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34846/burger-flipping-robot-makes-360-gourmet-burgers-per-hour/index.html

 

Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/

 

 

 Where Is My Robot,
-▶ ROBOTICS: CULTURE, COST AND CAPABILITY - WILL 2014 BE THE YEAR OF THE ROBOT? ROBOTS ARE EVERYWHERE http://whereismyrobot.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/robotics-culture-cost-and-capability/

 

 Earthsky, February 17, 2014
-▶ ARE THESE TERMITE-INSPIRED ROBOTS THE CONSTRUCTION CREWS OF THE FUTURE http://earthsky.org/human-world/termite-inspired-robots-construction-crews-of-the-future


 FastCoExist
-▶ SWARMS OF THESE ADORABLE ROBOTS CAN BUILD MASSIVE HOUSE WITHOUT A BLUEPRINT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026417/swarms-of-these-adorable-robots-can-build-massive-houses-without-a-blueprint?partner=newsletter

 

IEEE Spectrum, July 09, 2014

-▶ SUPRAPED ROBOTS WILL USE TREKKING POLES TO HIKE ACROSS ROUGH TERRAIN http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/supraped-robots-will-use-smart-trekking-poles

 

 Nightly Business Report, May 14, 2014
-▶THE FUTURE SOLDIER WILL BE PART HUMAN, PART MACHINE http://nbr.com/2014/05/14/the-future-soldier-will-be-part-human-part-machine/


New Scientist, April 2014
-▶ "PORTON MAN" ANDROID SOLDIER COULD HELP SAVE HUMAN COMRADES LIVES. Porton Man can march, run and lift its arm to sight a weapon, just like an infantry soldier. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25369-robot-soldier-could-help-save-human-comrades-lives.html#.U0Mee8f1_OQ

 

FastCoExist, March 26, 2013

 -▶ WILL A ROBOT TAKE YOUR JOB?  GRAPH http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027955/visualized/will-a-robot-take-your-job-look-at-this-graphic-to-find-out


New York Times, August 18, 2012
 -▶  SKILLED WORK, WITHOUT THE WORKER : NEW WAVE OF DEFT ROBOTS IS CHANGING GLOBAL INDUSTRY  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/new-wave-of-adept-robots-is-changing-global-industry.html


 -▶ A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS:  SLAVE LABOR IN THE USA SHIPPING BUSINESS http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ

                                                     WATCH
                                               Documentary
                                        WILL WORK BE FREE
                      The Rise of Technological Unemployment
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuGRgdJA_c#t=20

 

Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, March 5, 2013
-▶ TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: PANACEA OR POISON? http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/deane20130305


 Impact Lab, January 12, 2014
-▶ THE RISE OF 'TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT http://www.impactlab.net/2014/01/12/the-rise-of-technological-unemployment/

 

Forbes, 25 March 2013
-▶ BUT WHAT IF AUTOMATION OVERWHELMS THE NEED FOR EMPLOYEES? http://www.forbes.com/sites/economaney/2013/03/25/but-what-if-automation-overwhelms-the-need-for-employees/

 
                                NewsHour PBS, February 13, 2014
                                  ARE ROBOTS OUTSMARTING US

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/robots-outsmarting-us/

 


Wired UK, August 30, 2013
 -▶ ETHICAL QUESTIONS ARE LOOMING FOR BIONIC PROSTHETICS. If a bionic hand let you type ten times as fast and looked twice as cool as your healthy, natural hand, would you choose to amputate it to accommodate the new gadget?  http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/ideas-bank/now-we-need-to-talk-about-our-bionic-future

 

The Raw Story, May 10, 2014
-▶ FDA APPROVES 'STAR WARS' ROBOTIC ARM FOR AMPUTEES http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/fda-approves-star-wars-robotic-arm-for-amputees/


ScienceNordic, February 06, 2014
-▶ HAND PROSTHESIS WITH A SENSE OF TOUCH. A new hand prosthesis enables an amputee to feel a handshake for the first time in years. A quantum leap in prosthesis research, says scientist. http://sciencenordic.com/hand-prosthesis-sense-touch

 

 Ars Technica, April 07, 2014
 -▶ AS HUMAN LAWS GRAPPLE WITH ROBOTS, THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS. Can you sue a robot for medical malpractice? For defamation? There’s been a lot of buzz about robots lately. Robotics has penetrated nearly every walk of life—from homes to hospitals, public spaces, and even the battlefield—and such technological developments have undoubtedly begun to affect our social, cultural, and corporate institutions. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/as-human-laws-grapple-with-robots-there-are-no-easy-answers/

 

 Conservation Magazine, March 14, 2014

 -▶ THE KINGDOM OF ROBOTSBiomimetic robots are coming by land, by air, and by sea  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/03/biomimetic-robots/

 

GizMagazine: ROBOTICS - http://www.gizmag.com/robotics/

 

 PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

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                                      WCAI, March 28, 2014
-▶ ROBOTS & NATURE: WHAT FAILED ROBOTS TEACH US, We tend to think of animal-inspired robots as the culmination of a research project, but failed robots can highlight what we don't yet know. http://capeandislands.org/post/what-failed-robots-teach-us

 

TPM, February 12, 2014

-▶ WILL THE ECONOMIC FUTURE BE MORE LIKE STAR TREK OR ELSIUM? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/will-the-economic-future-be-more-like-star-trek-or-elysium

 

FastCo
-▶THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN ROBOTICS http://www.fastcompany.com/3026314/most-innovative-companies-2014/the-worlds-top-10-most-innovative-companies-in-robotics?partner=newsletter


 Geekwire, December 16, 2013
-▶ AMAZON GERMANY WORKERS PROTEST AT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS:  "WE ARE HUMANS, NOT ROBOTS" http://www.geekwire.com/2013/amazon-strike/

 

The Economist, May 25, 2013
-▶ THE AGE OF SMART MACHINE: Brain work may be going the way of manual work http://www.economist.com/news/business/21578360-brain-work-may-be-going-way-manual-work-age-smart-machines

 

                                                      WATCH

                              NewsHour PBS, February 10, 2014
                     DOWNLOADING YOUR MIND INTO ROBOTS: 

           HUMANITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN OPERA OF THE FUTURE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/singing-robots-reflect-techs-humanity-opera-future/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                          BBC Future Report

                            WILL MEN AND MACHINES MERGE?

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades. How this momentous change will come about and what it will mean for us and society. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-will-men-and-machines-merge

 

Guardian Social Impact Hub, Feb 27, 2013
-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/human-environmental-cost-new-technology


Huffington Post World, October 7, 2013
▶  YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT A GLOBAL SCOURGE - GRAPH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/youth-unemployment-worldwide-joblessness_n_4019601.html?ir=World&ref=topbar

 

FastCoExist
-▶ FOR YOUR NEXT BIKE RIDE, BRING ALONG THIS FRIENDLY DRONE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3025404/for-your-next-bike-ride-bring-along-this-friendly-drone?partner=newsletter

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                   IEEE Spectrum
                                         2013 THE YEAR IN ROBOTS
EEE Spectrum's award-winning robotics blog, featuring news, articles, and videos on robots, humanoids, automation, artificial intelligence, and more... http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/video-friday-our-favorite-robot-videos-and-biggest-stories-from-2013?goback=.gde_1982451_member_5822380518406135811#!

 


NPR, The Picture Show, December 28, 2014
-▶ THIS MILK PRODUCTION WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY A ROBOT http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/12/28/168201889/this-milk-production-was-brought-to-you-by-a-robot

 

TechRepublic
-▶ ROBOTS OF DEATH, ROBOTS OF LOVE: THE REALITY OF ANDROID SOLDIERS AND WHY LAWS FOR ROBOTS ARE DOOMED TO FAILURE http://www.techrepublic.com/article/robots-of-death-robots-of-love-the-reality-of-android-soldiers-and-why-laws-for-robots-are-doomed-to-failure/

 

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-▶ THE FUTURE NOW: USC RESEARCHERS ARE MAKING A 3D PRINTER THAN CAN BUILD A HOUSE IN 24 HOURS  http://sco.lt/5E8hf7

 

 BBC Future, 2 January, 2013
-▶ TOMORROW'S WORLD:  A GUIDE TO THE NEXT 150 YEARS  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-world

 

YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
-▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

 New York Times, April 21, 2012
-▶ THE FLIGHT FROM CONVERSATION. WE live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. .  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all

 

                                                       WATCH

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                            NHK World English

- ▶  SMART PHONES, SMART KIDS, SMART APPS -- STARTING AT ONE YEAR OLD IN JAPAN http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/movie/feature201211211022.html


REWILD THE CHILD

Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

http://sco.lt/6JCdPN

 

 Gigaom, November 12, 2012
-▶ THE DISRUPTION OF EDUCATION:  HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING STUDENTS TEACH THEMSELVES http://gigaom.com/2012/11/02/the-disruption-of-education-how-technology-is-helping-students-teach-themselves/

 

State of Nature

-▶ TECHNOLOGY, HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FATE OF THE EARTH : A SOCIAL CRITIQUE OF MODERN LIFE http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856

 

 -▶ WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/93Eq13

 

 

Huff Post Tech, August 27, 2012
-▶ THE AGE OF CONTINUOUS CONSUMPTION: THE BATTLE TO CONTROL THE BUY CENTER IN YOUR BRAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bianca-bosker/the-age-of-continuous-consumption_b_1833454.html

 

 

 -▶ FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH - THICH NHAT HANH - The Guardian Sustainable Business  http://sco.lt/6X2cJV



 

-▶ FOR MORE ON ROBOTS AND OUR FUTURE: GO TO

"SINGULARITY" http://www.scoop.it/t/singularity2

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Tully's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:07 PM

Very interesting insight about the future, good comments too.

Breda Kansrijk's curator insight, January 29, 12:53 PM

Look for possibilities to work together. Share knowledge and experience.  

#tech #kansrijk #Future 

Ben Sofic's curator insight, March 28, 4:35 AM

Robots should seen be seen as taking over some human jobs. Such as taxi drivers or doctors. It will prove to be much more efficient, for example a robot taxi driver could calculate the fastest route to your destination including traffic jams and traffic lights.

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Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities - A New Urban Wildlife Movement?

Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities - A New Urban Wildlife Movement? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


Yale Environment 360, January 06, 2014

- ▶ URBAN NATURE: HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES. As the world becomes more urbanized, researchers and city managers from Baltimore to Britain are recognizing the importance of providing urban habitat that can support biodiversity. It just may be the start of an urban wildlife movement... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/urban-nature-how-to-foster-biodiversity-in-worlds-cities/



Guardian Sustainable Business, August 25, 2014
- ▶ ARE TINY HOUSES AND MICRO-APARTMENTS THE FUTURE OF URBAN HOMES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/25/tiny-houses-micro-living-urban-cities-population-newyork-hongkong-tokyo?CMP=twt_gu


 FastCo Exist, July 02, 2014
- ▶ WOW! THE URBAN SKY FARM: THIS TREE-SHAPED FARM-ON-A-SKYSCRAPER COULD BRING ACRES OF CROPS INTO THE CITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032379/this-tree-shaped-farm-on-a-skyscraper-could-bring-acres-of-crops-into-the-city

 

                                                      PHOTOS

                              Huffington Post Green, March 12, 2014

WORLD'S TALLEST LIVING WALL FEATURES 15 STORIES OF VERTICAL GARDENING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/12/worlds-tallest-living-wall_n_5311757.html

 

 

 GizMag, May 01, 2014
 - ▶ GHAOYANG PARK PLAZA ADDS MORE NATURE TO INNER-CITY BEIJING http://www.gizmag.com/chaoyang-park-plaza-mad/31855/

 

 

TakePart, June 26, 2014
  ▶ A CITY'S BEST DEFENSE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? ITS TREES, WETLANDS, AND WATERSHEDS http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/26/citys-best-defense-against-climate-change-its-trees-wetlands-and-watersheds

 

TerraDaily, November 30, 2012
- ▶ STREAMS SHOW SIGNS OF DEGRADATION AT EARLIEST STAGE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Streams_Show_Signs_of_Degradation_at_Earliest_Stages_of_Urban_Development_999.html

 

 Reuters, June 16, 2014

  ▶ A FIRST: SAN FRANCISCO TO PROPOSE TAX BREAKS FOR URBAN FARMS. San Francisco would be the first city in California to offer property owners a tax break if they agree to make empty lots available for urban agriculture  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/17/us-usa-california-urbanfarms-idUSKBN0ES03020140617


Alternet, June 13, 2014
 ▶  URBAN FARMS MAY NOT BE A SOLUTION TO FOOD INDUSTRY PROBLEMS? --  BUT A WORTHY AND NECESSARY EFFORT http://www.alternet.org/environment/enviornmentalists-are-split-value-burgeoning-urban-farm-movement

 

                                                         VIDEO
                       CITIES THAT FUNCTION LIKE FORESTS
Cities that Function Like Forests: Biomimicry Maps a Sustainable Future
http://video.esri.com/watch/3158/cities-that-function-like-forests-biomimicry-maps-a-sustainable-future

 

FastCoExist

 ▶  BUILD YOUR OWN FULL-SCALE ROOFTOP FARMING OPERATION, WITH THIS EASY KIT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032046/build-your-own-full-scale-rooftop-farming-operation-with-this-easy-kit

 

- ▶ NATURE NEEDS HALF = THE WILD CITIES PROJECT.  “Half the world for humanity, half for the rest of life, to make a planet both self-sustaining and pleasant" - O.E. Wilson http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/nature-cities/243546/nature-needs-half

  The WILD Foundation also recently launched the WILD Cities Project, which it describes as “a new concept of urbanism where wild nature is highly valued and its conservation is a conscious part of human life in cities worldwide” [3]. Goals of the WILD Cities Project include identifying successful urban initiatives aligned with the principles of Nature Needs Half, formulating criteria for defining a WILD city, and developing strategies to communicate to the public the need for nature in our cities. http://wild10.org/en/program/the-global-foru/working-coalitions/wild-cities

 

  Conservation Magazine, February 17, 2014

  ▶ 7 BENEFITS TO BRINGING NATURE BACK TO CITIES http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/7-benefits-bringing-nature-back-cities/


  Treehugger, May  01, 2014
- ▶ AGING BOOMERS WANT GOOD TRANSIT, WALKABLE CITIES AND PUBILC PARKS http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/aging-boomers-want-good-transit-walkable-cities-and-public-parks.html

 

 Mongabay, April 11, 2014

 - ▶ LIFE FINDS A WAY:  THE SURPRISING BIODIVERSITY OF CITIES. 

Public perception of wildlife tends to be tied to natural habitats such as forests, ocean and other wild settings. However, cities can provide habitat for many animals and plants. In the largest global assessment of urban biodiversity to date, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, researchers examined the biodiversity of urban areas and found that cities are home to a surprising number of species. The study underlines the conservation importance of preserving and creating green spaces when it comes to urban planning.
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0411-levikov-cities-biodiversity.html#fBOegyyVwsoUc3Vf.99

 

TreeHugger, February 14, 2014

  ▶ "GROWING CITIES" - GROW SOME FOOD.  GROW WHEREVER YOU ARE. Across the country, people are growing their own food. See what's growing near you.  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/grow-some-food-grow-wherever-you-are.html

 

                                           REWILD THE CHILD

                                          http://sco.lt/6BGlA9

 

Huffington Post Green, March 3, 2013

- ▶ THE GREEN LEAP:  CAN WE CONSTRUCT URBAN COMMUNITIES THAT CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY?

Why are green developments different? The goals are conservation while providing a unique living experience. Biodiversity, however, often is lower on the totem pole of priorities.

For the first time in our history, more people live in urban vs. rural areas and humans continue to move into cities. Cities have huge impacts on our natural resources. Urban dwellers consume vast amounts of energy, produce waste, and alter landscapes to the point where native plant and animal populations decline precipitously. As cities grow, people have pondered -- can we develop land without destroying our natural heritage?.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-hostetler/the-green-leap-can-we-con_b_1314981.html

 

 - ▶ AGRITECTURE:  OFFICE BUILDINGS THAT GROW FOOD  http://sco.lt/8m8LZ3

 

  FastCo Exist
 - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification

 

Science Daily, January 31, 2014

- ▶ GATHERING 'WILD' FOOD IN THE CITY: RETHINKING THE ROLE OF FORAGING IN URBAN ECOSYSTEM PLANNING, MANAGEMENT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140131093339.htm

 

UNEP, October 15, 2012
-▶  BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION CAN IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH IN WORLDS GROWING CITIES, SAYS UN ASSESSMENT http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2697&ArticleID=9302&l=en

 

Ars Technica, January 23, 2014
 ▶  BIODIVERSITY CAN FLOURISH ON AN URBAN PLANET http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/01/biodiversity-can-flourish-on-an-urban-planet/

 

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 - ▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR URBAN LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE, SCHOOLS, CITIES http://sco.lt/5ih73J

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

 - ▶ RESPONDING TO ECONOMIC DYSFUNCTION BY PRACTICING SUSTAINABLE LIVING http://sco.lt/8NwoPh

 

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August 28, 2013 Sourceable, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

- ▶  10,000 RAIN GARDENS Melbourne’s local government, schools and homeowners have successfully implemented over 10,000 rain gardens across the region in an attempt to protect its waterways. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/over-10000-rain-gardens-benefit-melbournes-waterways/#sthash.Y14exc2g.dpuf

 

ReduceRunoff.org

- ▶  WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN? "HOW TO" GUIDE http://nemo.uconn.edu/raingardens/index.htm

 

 

  Treehugger, February 04, 2013
- ▶ DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/quote-day-david-attenborough-our-alienation-nature.html

 

 - ▶ PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

                                         THICH NHAT HANH:

                              Guardian Sustainable Business

BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

US Forest Service Research & Development

- ▶ URBAN WILDLIFE http://www.fs.fed.us/research/wildlife-fish/themes/urban-wildlife.php

 

- ▶ THE NATURE OF CITIES: A collective blog on cities as ecological spaces http://www.thenatureofcities.com/

 

- ▶ BIOPHILIC CITIES| The Biophilic Cities Project http://biophiliccities.org/the-biophilic-cities-project/

 

Yale Environment 360, December 16, 2013
- ▶ SINGAPORE TAKES THE LEAD IN GREEN BUILDING IN ASIA http://e360.yale.edu/feature/singapore_takes_the_lead_in_green_building_in_asia/2720/

 

Mashable, February 07, 2014
- ▶ LONDON TURNS WORLD WAR II SHELTERS INTO UNDERGROUND HYDROPONIC FARMS http://mashable.com/2014/02/06/hydroponic-underground-farm/


- ▶ RESEARCH CONFIRMS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT GREEN SPACE DOES IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

The new study compared the mental well-being of hundreds of people in the UK who moved from a grey urban setting to a greener area to those who moved in the opposite direction.The results revealed that those surrounded by nature felt happier and more content for many years.

http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124091-green-space-boosts-happiness-for-years%2C-new-research-confirms.html

 

 

 

 -▶  LETTING BIODIVERSITY GET UNDER OUR SKIN: THE BENEFITS OF BIODIVERSITY IN OUR HOMES http://sco.lt/5Z3fEn

 

-▶  HOW CLOSELY TIED IS HEALTH OF HUMANS TO HEALTH OF TREES? http://sco.lt/69TAm1

 

-▶ WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, HEALTHY PLANET:  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7Uk10D

 

 Harvard Business

-▶  MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MEANING : THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS http://sco.lt/8Zzbyz

 

-▶ SOIL AS A LIFELINE: THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

-▶ THE PLANT "BRAIN" COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND WITH OTHER SPECIES  http://sco.lt/7TWRPd

 

 - ▶ UK DAWN CHORUS IS DYING OUT AS BIRD NUMBERS DECREASE AT AN ALARMING RATE http://sco.lt/8Q9slV

 

 

 

- ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMIC OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

- ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

- ▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/8yvXjV

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

  - ▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 -▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 

 

-▶  RESTORING RIVERS:  THE LIFEBLOOD OF BOTH HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5tVYLB

 

 Common Dreams

▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

  -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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THE COMING CLIMATE CRASH: LESSONS FROM THE 2008 RECESSION | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
    We need to tax carbon dioxide emissions to protect our economy.

 

                                                        WATCH

                   300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUEL IN 300 SECONDS

                                             http://sco.lt/7lDG6b

 

 

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                                   WALL STREET SPEAKS OUT

                                New York Times, June 21, 2014

    "WE CAN PREVENT A 'CLIMATE CRASH' WITH A CARBON TAX

      OpEd by Henry M. Paulson Jr., Fmr. US Treasury Secretary

 

  "THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.

For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets.

          When the credit bubble burst in 2008, the damage was devastating. Millions suffered. Many still do.

We’re making the same mistake today with climate change. We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy. The warning signs are clear and growing more urgent as the risks go unchecked.

         "We are building up excesses (debt in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions that are trapping heat now). Our government policies are flawed (incentivizing us to borrow too much to finance homes then, and encouraging the overuse of carbon-based fuels now). Our experts (financial experts then, climate scientists now) try to understand what they see and to model possible futures. And the outsize risks have the potential to be tremendously damaging (to a globalized economy then, and the global climate now)" http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/opinion/sunday/lessons-for-climate-change-in-the-2008-recession.html?_r=0

 

                                            VIDEO - CNN
              FMR. U.S. TREASURY SECY. RUBIN ON CLIMATE CHANGE: 

                            "THE RISK HERE IS CATASTROPHIC". 

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the former U.S. Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush, Henry Paulson, and the former U.S. Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, Robert Rubin.  Paulson and Rubin speak with Fareed about their new report on the future of our environment if Americans do not start taking preventative measures against climate change, the cost of inaction, and the limitations to progress posed by Washington. http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/29/fmr-u-s-treasury-secy-rubin-on-climate-change-the-risk-here-is-catastrophic/?iref=allsearch

 

The Washington Post, July 24, 2014
   -▶ ROBERT RUBIN:  HOW IGNORING CLIMATE CHANGE COULD SINK THE U.S. ECONOMY http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-rubin-how-ignoring-climate-change-could-sink-the-us-economy/2014/07/24/b7b4c00c-0df6-11e4-8341-b8072b1e7348_story.html

 

 

Washington Post, June 23, 2014
 -▶ NOAA: EARTH HAS WARMEST MAY ON RECORD, MAY SIGNAL WARMEST YEAR IN PIPELINE http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/06/23/earth-has-warmest-may-on-record-may-signal-warmest-year-in-pipeline/

 

 

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 26, 2014
 -▶ GIVING UP FOSSIL FUELS TO SAVE THE CLIMATE:  THE $28 TRILLION WRITE DOWN http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-26/giving-up-fossil-fuels-to-save-the-climate-the-28-trillion-writedown.html

 

TriplePundit, June 26, 2014
 -▶RISKY BUSINESS:  THE COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO THE U.S. ECONOMY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/risky-business-cost-climate-change-u-s-economy/

 

Forbes, June 27, 2014
 -▶RISKY BUSINESS REPORT SHOW INVESTORS ARE READY FOR CLIMATE ACTION http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikescott/2014/06/27/risky-business-report-shows-investors-are-ready-for-climate-action/

 

Mashable, June 24, 2014
 -▶ HERE'S A HUGE DOSE OF CLIMATE REALITY FROM BIPARTISAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP http://mashable.com/2014/06/24/global-warming-business-leaders/

 

OnePlanet, May 27, 2014

 -▶ MONBIOT:  THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF GROWTH:  To succeed is to destroy ourselves. To fail is to destroy ourselves. That is the bind we have created. The trajectory of compound growth shows that the scouring of the planet has only just begun. As the volume of the global economy expands, everywhere that contains something concentrated, unusual, precious will be sought out and exploited, its resources extracted and dispersed, the world’s diverse and differentiated marvels reduced to the same grey stubble. http://oneplanet-sustainability.org/2014/05/28/monbiot-how-you-measure-the-depth-of-our-problem-by-our-inability-even-to-discuss-it/

 

 

Climate Progress, June 24, 2014

 -▶ WORLD BANK:  FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD BOOST GLOBAL ECONOMY UP TO $2.6 TRILLION A YEAR http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/24/3452323/world-bank-climate-change-economy/

 

  ▶  WORLD BANK PRESIDENT:  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IS BREWING GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL http://sco.lt/88cdJR

 

EcoWatch, July 08, 2014
▶ THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE DENIAL - David Suzuki

In failing to act on global warming, many leaders are putting jobs and economic prosperity at risk, according to recent studies. It’s suicidal, both economically and literally, to focus on the fossil fuel industry’s limited, short-term economic benefits at the expense of long-term prosperity, human health and the natural systems, plants and animals that make our well-being and survival possible. Those who refuse to take climate change seriously are subjecting us to enormous economic risks and foregoing the numerous benefits that solutions would bring...http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/08/economics-of-global-warming/

 

 ▶  HOW RIGGED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL MARKET? UNEARTHING THE TRUE COST OF FOSSIL FUELS http://sco.lt/97hfX7

 

                          PRICING CARBON & CARBON CAPTURE

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

-▶From: Pavan Sukhdev via TWITTER ‏@PavanSukhdev 

@pdjmoo : IT'S TOO LATE FOR MARKET SOLUTIONS.  NEED GLOBAL AGITATION -- NOW -- FOR TAXING FOSSIL FUEL HEAVILY, BANNING THEM BY 2020

 

The Ecologist, July 23, 2014
   -▶ IGNORE TAR SANDS EMISSIONS !! EU BUCKES UNDER US, CANADA PRESSUE IN TTIP TRADE TALKS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2488472/ignore_tar_sands_emissions_eu_buckles_under_us_canada_pressure_in_ttip_talks.html

 

Alternet, July 04, 2014

▶ THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

 

July 24, 2013 New Scientist
-▶  HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ

 

▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH' ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/6W97Mf

 

▶ USA NATURAL GAS EXPORTS LEAVE A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAXPAYER CLEAN UP:  EMITTING MASSIVE METHANE ESCALATING GLOBAL WARMING http://sco.lt/6QCpUX

 

THE DAYS OF PROFIT-TAKING AT EXPENSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT ARE OVER.....

 

 Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

Business Week, November 21, 2013
-▶ KIRIBATI:  CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS PACIFIC ISLAND NATION http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-21/kiribati-climate-change-destroys-pacific-island-nation

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, November 25, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE-THREATENED SOLOMON ISLANDERS PREPARE FOR EVACUATION http://www.trust.org/item/20131125112530-1wkla

 

CBC Business News, June 24, 2014
 -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL COST BIG BUSINESS DEARLY, REPORT WARNS http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/climate-change-will-cost-big-business-dearly-report-warns-1.2685682

 

NRDC Switchboard, June 23, 2014
 -▶ U.S. SUPREME COURT BACKS CARBON POLLUTION CONTROLS - AGAIN http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ddoniger/supreme_court_backs_carbon_pol.html

 

 ▶  THIS FAITH IN THE MARKETS IS MISPLACED: WILL BIG BUSINESS SAVE OR DESTROY OUR PLANET? http://sco.lt/8Yxtgn

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL A THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

The Ecologist, March 20, 2014
-▶  FOREST PEOPLES AT RISK FROM CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT 'CARBON GRAB' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2325253/forest_peoples_at_risk_from_carbon_grab.html

 

 

 

 -▶MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

 -▶ THE ONLY WAY OUT: CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW http://sco.lt/51P1sH

 

 

  -▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN

 

  -▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE:  ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH & POPE FRANCIS http://sco.lt/8054ev

 

 

 

   -▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

               "THE DIRTY TRUTH" TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION -

                          THE DIRTIEST OIL ON EARTH

                                    http://sco.lt/6OpdeT

 

- ▶ THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION - AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE  http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

                            COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE

                                            http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 - ▶ SOLAR ON A ROLL :  TAKES OFF WORLDWID http://sco.lt/7T2vmT

 

- ▶ WIND TURBINES:  IS IT OK TO LAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS/BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY? http://sco.lt/89su3d

 

 -▶  "AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD:  ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET" http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US -- CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL  http://ow.ly/yksfq

 

OUR FINITE PLANET: BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment http://ow.ly/yksmc

 

 

 

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Pope Francis:  'Not to share wealth with poor is to steal' | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


RT New, November 28, 2013

▶ POPE FRANCIS:  NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL" : SLAMS CAPITALISM AS 'NEW TYRRANY".

▶ Pope Francis has taken aim at capitalism as "a new tyranny" and is urging world leaders to step up their efforts against poverty and inequality, saying "thou shall not kill" the economy. Francis calls on rich people to share their wealth.

The existing financial system that fuels the unequal distribution of wealth and violence must be changed, the Pope warned. 

"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?" Pope Francis asked an audience at the Vatican.

The global economic crisis, which has gripped much of Europe and America, has the Pope asking how countries can function, or realize their full economic potential, if they are weighed down by the debts of capitalism... http://rt.com/news/pope-francis-capitalism-tyranny-324/




Global Post, August 14, 2014
POPE FRANCIS URGES FIGHT AGAINST MATERIALISM, UNBRIDLED COMPETITION AND PAY MORE ATTENTION TO SOCIETY'S POOR, NEEDY AND VULNERABLE http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140815/pope-urges-fight-against-materialism-unbridled-competition


Business Insider, June 13, 2014
POPE FRANCIS:  THE WORLD'S "IDOLATROUS ECONOMIES" ONLY SURVIVE THROUGH WAR. Pope Francis launched a sweeping attack on the world's economic system saying it discards the young, puts money ahead of people and survives on the profits of war. "We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures..." http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-francis-the-worlds-idolatrous-economies-only-survive-through-war-2014-6



World Economic Forum, December 21, 2014
POPE FRANCIS:  My message to the World Economic Forum in Davos FULL TEXT
"I ASK YOU TO ENSURE HUMANITY IS SERVED BY WEALTH AND NOT RULED BY IThttp://forumblog.org/2014/01/pope-francis-message-davos-2014/

 

Huffington Post Religion, December 2, 2013

▶  POPE FRANCIS AND THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CORPORATIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-seamus-p-finn-omi/pope-francis-and-the-soci_b_4480632.html

 

Climate Progress, May 21, 2014
 ▶ POPE FRANCIS ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE:  IF WE DESTROY CREATION, CREATION WILL DESTROY US" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3440075/pope-francis-if-we-destroy-creation-creation-will-destroy-us/

 

 

 The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013

 ▶ MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out

 

Guardian, September 22, 2013

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS IDOLATRY OF CASH IN CAPITALISM http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/pope-francis-idol-money?CMP=twt_gu

May 16, 2013 Daily Kos:
 ▶   POPE FRANCIS BLASTS "CULT OF MONEY" AND CALLS FOR END OF "TYRANNY" OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/16/1209503/-Pope-Francis-Blasts-Cult-of-Money-and-Calls-for-End-of-Tyranny-of-Global-Financial-System#

 May 16, 2012 AJ English

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS "GLOBAL CULT OF MONEY"

Catholic leader urges world leaders to do more to help the poor as secretive Vatican Bank plans to boos transparency

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/05/201351616303447140.html

May 16, 2013 Business Insider

 ▶   POPE FRANCIS RIPS GLOBAL 'CULT OF MONEY' http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-francis-rips-global-cult-of-money-2013-5

 

BBC News, March 21, 2014

POPE FRANCIS DENOUNCES 'EVIL, BLOOD-STAINED MAFIA' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26693318

 Bloomberg, December 11, 2013

WEALTH vs POVERTY: POPE FRANCES 1, WALL STREET 0 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-11/pope-francis-1-wall-street-0.html?alcmpid=view

 

 The Guardian, November 26, 2013
POPE FRANCIS CALLS UNFETTERED CAPITALISM 'TYRANNY' AND URGES RICH TO SHARE WEALTH

“Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/26/pope-francis-capitalism-tyranny

 

Salon, November 26, 2013
POPE FRANCIS: CAPITALISM IS A 'NEW TYRANNY'
"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? ...
Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “disposable” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new" . .. http://www.salon.com/2013/11/26/pope_francis_capitalism_is_a_new_tyranny/

 

May 1, 2013 - Guardian
▶  POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS 'SLAVE LABOUR' CONDITIONS: BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/01/bangladesh-factory-pope-slave-labour

 

HuffPost Religion, January 24, 2014
▶  POPE FRANCIS PREPARING GREEN MANIFESTO  (ENCYCLICAL) ON THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/pope-francis-envionment_n_4662499.html

 

Think Progress, December 3, 2013
POPE FRANCIS SNEAKS OUT OF VATICAN AT NIGHT TO SERVE THE HOMELESS http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/03/3011421/pope-francis-homeless/

 

                               Vatican Insider, November 6, 2013
                              COMPASSION IN ACTION: PHOTOS
▶ POPE FRANCIS KISSES MAN WITH DISFIGURED FACE, PLAGUED WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS http://multimedia.lastampa.it/multimedia/vatican-insider/en/lstp/185986/

 

 

POPE FRANCIS PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT WARNS ON COMING IDOLATROUS GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6ALAUj

 

 

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Harvard Business Review, December 16, 2013
 ▶ IT'S NOT OK THAT YOUR EMPLOYEES CAN'T AFFORD TO EAT http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/scrooge-is-alive-and-well/

 

                                           VIDEO ANALYSIS
                             PBS NewsHour, January 11, 2014
STAGNANT WAGES OVER PAST 45 YEARS IMPERIL FINANCIAL SECURITY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june14/farzad_01-11.html

 

Guardian Environment, March 28, 2014
 -▶  THICH NHAT HANH:  IS MINDFULNESS BEING CORRUPTED BY BUSINESS AND FINANCE? The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/thich-nhat-hanh-mindfulness-google-tech

 

 Care2, January 31, 2014
 ▶ HOW THE GOOGLE BUS BECAME THE SYMBOL OF INEQUALITY IN AMERICA http://www.care2.com/causes/how-the-google-bus-became-the-symbol-of-inequality-in-america.html

 

YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
 ▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

                                                     WATCH
                            NHK World Englsh, March 11, 2014
TRADING HAPPINESS FOR WEALTH: MATERIALISM, DEPRESSION AND YOUTH SUICIDE http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsline/201403111316.html

 

Time Magazine, December 11, 2013

PERSON OF THE YEAR: WHY POPE FRANCIS IS TIME's PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013 http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-the-choice/

 

Ecorazzi
9 REASONS WE FIND POPE FRANCIS FASCINATING http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/01/21/9-reasons-we-find-pope-francis-fascinating/

 

ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR  : CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (graphs) http://sco.lt/856Acb

 

New York Times, December 24, 2013
MORE HUNGER FOR THE POOREST AMERICANS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/opinion/more-hunger-for-the-poorest-americans.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1388128042-hHcrE4PipboQFrT25uPjlA

 

OpEdNews, January 07, 2014
▶  THE DEVELOPING NEW AMERICAN CASTE SYSTEM http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Developing-New-America-by-Sam-Amer-American-Crossroads_American-Exceptionalism_American-Foreign-Policy_American-World-Service-Corps-140107-718.html

 

 Truthout, December 19, 2013
THE GRINCH AT CHRISTMAS - THE U.S. CONGRESS

▶  UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS SPEAK OUT AS BENEFITS ARE SLASHED AT CHRISTMAS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20722-voices-of-unemployed-americans-as-benefits-are-slashed-at-christmas

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                                              Moyers and Company

     ▶    HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS 

                                                http://sco.lt/4xg9Z3

 

                                                         VIDEO 

     "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY? - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY"

                                          http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

 

▶  BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

 ▶  ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED BY GIVING BACK http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/entrepreneurs-succeed-by-giving-back-2013-10

 

Global Policy Journal, December 12, 2013
'THE FUTURE OF AID' - AID IN REVERSE:  HOW POOR COUNTRIES DEVELOP RICH COUNTRIES http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2013/future-aid-aid-reverse-how-poor-countries-develop-rich-countries

 

Washington Post, December 25, 2013
PRIVATE HOSPICE CORPORATIONS DRAINING BILLIONS FROM MEDICARE http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/medicare-rules-create-a-booming-business-in-hospice-care-for-people-who-arent-dying/2013/12/26/4ff75bbe-68c9-11e3-ae56-22de072140a2_story.html?wpisrc=al_excl

 

 December 7, 2013
BANKRUPTCY OR BUNKO?  THE WAR ON DETROIT'S PUBLIC PENSIONERS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20437-bankruptcy-or-bunko-the-rights-war-on-detroits-public-pensioners

 

OpEdNews, December 4, 2013
DETROIT BANKRUPTCY BANKRUPTS DEMOCRACY. This is a dark day for people of Detroit who worked hard, played by the rules, and are now at risk of losing everything."... http://www.opednews.com/articles/Detroit-Bankruptcy-Bankrup-by-John-Nichols-Democracy_Detroit-Bankruptsy_Mayor_Voting-131204-352.html

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                         "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                              Moyers & Company

                                             http://sco.lt/82wkRF

 

Just Means, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE B CORP REVOLUTION:  INVESTING FROM THE HEART http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/the-b-corp-revolution-investing-from-the-heart

 

 

PASSING THE BUCK: MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

WHY "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4tfKhV

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

EXPLOSIVE REPORT: 

'ALEC' PROVIDE CORPORATIONS AND STATE LEGISLATURES PLATFORM FOR US-WIDE ASSAULT ON EDUCATION,HEALTHCARE, INCOME TAX AND ENVIRONMENT

Conservative groups and State Legislatures across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers' compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.  http://sco.lt/6dyHEf

 

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:59 PM

I Love the questions and comments from this Pope. Capitalism as 'new tyranny", Casino Capitalism. in my opinion, he has  pushed aside issues that divide people based on emotional dynamite to focus on the real issue. That is, how are we goingto survive as a race if we treat each other like barbarians? 

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WATCH "Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth" - Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

WATCH "Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth" - Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                   DOCUMENTARY (54.27)

             "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

A close look at companies who are working on creating a less wasteful, more cost-effective and environmentally tenable society.

There is no waste in nature. When a tree falls it's only halfway through its life. When a bear or animal finishes eating food and processes it in its body that becomes fertilizer for future life in the forest flora.

So it's a beautiful thing the way nature has worked this all out. There is no waste in nature; the human animal is in fact the only animal on the planet to create waste that nature cannot process.

The reason you should care about this is because that's going to make a difference for the environment, for the economy, for your costs, for all the things you care about. In economics there's this term of "externalities" and there's a lot of cost out there that we collectively bear as a society, whether it's habitat destruction, whether it's cost that are directly being imposed on us the citizens who didn't ask for those costs to be put on us.  http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 

 

Click Green, June 23, 2014
▶   JAIL FOR ILLEGAL WASTE EXPORTER AS COURTS GET TOUGH ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124842-jail-for-illegal-waste-exporter-as-courts-get-tough-on-environmental-crime.html

 

 ▶ THE OVERWHELMING IMPACT OF E-WASTE:  What is the human and environmental cost of new technology? http://sco.lt/6jBufh

 

 Bombay Financial Express, May 26, 2014
▶   DIGITAL DUMP IS INCREASING. Our world is filled with old and obsolete gadgets, which means that smarter and more efficient technologies for recycling e-waste are desperately needed. http://www.financialexpress.com/news/digital-dump-is-increasing/1254377

 

EurActive

▶   FITTING e-WASTE INTO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY. SPECIAL REPORT / Phones, computers, washing machines - integrating a few core principles, such as the waste hierarchy, into the manufacturing of these products can reduce their environmental impact and allow for a functioning circular economy, according to analysts http://www.euractiv.com/sections/circular-economy/fitting-e-waste-circular-economy-302645

 

 ▶  THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

FastCoExist:

 ▶  5 BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681904/5-business-models-that-are-driving-the-circular-economy

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
▶   PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND ECOCIDE http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 

Nation of Change, May 14, 2014
▶   GARBAGE LAND USA:  590,000,000,000 POUNDS OF WASTE GENERATED ANNUALLY Less than 20% of that is reused or recycled. Theelimination of food waste alone could feed an additional 1 billion people a year. With all this detritus piling up, it is time to take a look at what we can do differently, and waste not, the resources, which are quickly dwindling on this planet...http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

 

Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013

-▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption

 

 Forbes, February 21, 2013
-▶  HOW GM MAKES $1 BILLION A YEAR BY RECYCLING WASTE http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2013/02/21/how-gm-makes-1-billion-a-year-by-recycling-waste/

 

 ▶  REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HOSPITALS: FROM SINGLE USE TO REUSE http://sco.lt/5eK9oX

 

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

 

 - ▶ THE WORLD'S LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

  - ▶ PLASTIC IN 'GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH' HAS INCREASED 100-FOLD - Killing Ocean Life and Ecosystem | Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/09-2

 

 - ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5P84GH

 

Global OnenesS Project
▶ MORE WITH LESS:  WHAT WOULD NATURE DO?

We are using resources faster than they replenish -- from fossil fuel reserves and groundwater to the thousands of plant and animal species now permanently lost from our planet.

   To support outer efforts towards sustainability we need to radically adjust our inner attitudes toward the material world. Relationships based on greed, over-identification with ownership, and the use of material goods to establish status and power over others, can be traded for new values and ways of living that empower a healthy and dignified relationship to all the earth's resources.

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/themes/more-less

 

▶ UP TO HALF OF GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION WASTED - A CASE FOR GROWING FOOD LOCALLY AND REGIONALLY - http://ens-newswire.com/2013/01/11/up-to-half-of-global-food-production-wasted/

 

▶ U.N.LAUNCHES NEW FIGHT AGAINST FOOD WASTE  - GLOBALIZATION vs LOCAL http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995363082/u-n-launches-new-fight-against-food-waste-globalization-vs-local

 

-▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA ... DEAD OR INJURED  http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

                                                       WATCH:
                                                      Quest TV
                       FROM WASTE TO WATTS: BIOFUEL BONANZA
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/from-waste-to-watts-biofuel-bonanza/

 

 ▶ DISPELLING THE MYTH OF CLEAN, GREEN BIOMASS POWER DRIVEN BY THE INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7j2i8n

 

Al Jazeera America, January 15, 2014
-▶ U.S. LOUISIANA FORESTS BEING SACRIFICED TO FUEL EUROPE'S BIOMASS BOOM http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/green-energy-demandineuropemaybethreateningamericanforests.html

 

NICE, BUT NO EXCUSE FOR GENERATING UNBRIDLED WASTE IN THE FIRST PLACE
-▶  WORLD'S LARGEST CFB BIOMASS POWER PLANT NOW IN COMMERCIAL OPERATION http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2013/01/07/worlds-largest-cfb-biomass-power-plant-now-in-commercial-operation/

 

Click Green Research, January 09, 2014
▶ EU BIOFUEL POLICY IS DRIVING UP DEMAND FASTER THAN NATURE CAN KEEP UP - RUNNING OUT POLLINATING BEES http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/research/trends/124095-eu-biofuel-policy-is-driving-up-demand-faster-than-nature-can-keep-up.html

 

 

                                                 WATCH

                                     "A RIVER OF WASTE " 

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

August 2, 2012 Pew Environment Group
▶ ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

August 5, 2013 Sustainable Blog

- ▶  WATER PROOF: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF WATER CONSERVATION http://sustainablog.org/2013/08/water-proof-the-history-and-future-of-water-conservation/

 

Ensia
▶ REUSE:  THE NEXT WAVE FOR WATER CONSERVATION - WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT http://ensia.com/features/reuse-the-next-wave-for-water-conservation/

 

 -▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

 

 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7JZlyb

 

December 27, 2011 EcoGreen4Us

- ▶  CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT WATER AND FORESTS? http://www.ecogreen4us.com/stories/environment-stories/live-without-water-forest/

 

 

 

 CSRWire

-▶ A GREEN, COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

 ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL-BEING http://sco.lt/5T6cfh

 

 

 

 - ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

-▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life

 

-▶  "AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD:  ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET" http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

  -▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, April 8, 8:22 AM

Being responsible for recycling 100% of our waste is an essential part of the Zero Footprint equation.  If we don't do it ourselves, we are making someone else do it.   How selfish is that?

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BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: Ending Drug Monopolies, Mega Profits and Stranglehold on Patents - People Are Dying

BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: Ending Drug Monopolies, Mega Profits and Stranglehold on Patents - People Are Dying | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 Institute of Science in Society, April 15, 2013

▶ REPORT: END OF DRUG MONOPOLIES AND MEGA PROFITS? - PATENTS http://www.i-sis.org.uk/End_of_monopolies_and_megaprofits.php

 

Guardian Environment, June 07, 2014

▶ EUROPE'S VULTURES UNDER THREAT FROM DRUG THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS IN ASIA. After an ecological disaster in India, wildlife groups call for ban on vets using diclofenac in Italy and Spain. Wildlife groups have launched a Europe-wide campaign to outlaw a newly approved veterinary drug that has caused the deaths of tens of millions of vultures in Asia. They say that the decision to allow diclofenac to be used in Spain and Italy not only threatens to wipe out Europe's vultures but could harm other related species, including the golden eagle and the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the world's rarest raptors. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/07/european-vultures-threat-diclofenac-vets-spain-italy

 

 Reuters, May 26, 2014
▶ A BITTER PILL AS CHINA CRACKDOWN SQUEEZES BIG PHARMA PROFIT MARGINS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/china-pharmaceuticals-margins-pix-graphi-idUSL3N0OC1A220140526

 

 Chemistry Blog, April 29, 2014

▶ SMELLING THE GOLDEN GRAIL: CONSOLIDATION, MEGA-MERGERS BY BIG PHARMA GIVE THEM GREATER POWER WITHIN THE HEALTH CARE BOOM REDUCING OPTIONS FOR CHEAPER DRUGS http://prospect.rsc.org/blogs/cw/2014/04/29/no-smoke-without-fire-for-pharma-mergers/

 

June 26, 2013 Huffington Post

▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS PRO BIG PHARMA:  INTENSIFY OPPOSITION TO  GLOBAL AFFORDABLE GENERIC DRUG INDUSTRY  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/obama-generic-drugs_n_3513011.html

 

Reuters, January 22, 2014
▶ DANISH GOVERNMENT WANTS ACTION AGAINST DRUG FIRMS WHO PREVENT COMPETITION http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-lundbeck-idUSBREA0L0Z920140122

 

 July 22, 2013 Nation of Change

▶ SUPREME COURT RULES DRUG COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LAWSUITS IN 5-4 VOTE http://www.nationofchange.org/supreme-court-rules-drug-companies-exempt-lawsuits-5-4-vote-monsanto-strategy-1374503175

 

Nation of Change, May 17, 2014

▶ BIG PHARMA SPENDS $65.4 MILLION ON LOBBYING IN Q1 OF 2014.  It's an astronomical amount for any industry to spend on winning over politicians and special interest groups. http://ow.ly/wXCfN

 

Truthout, April 29, 2014
▶ HAND IN HAND WITH U.S. GOVERMENT, BIG PHARMA PUSHES FOR MORE PROFITS: CONSOLIDATING POWER http://truth-out.org/news/item/23279-hand-in-hand-with-us-government-big-pharma-pushes-for-more-profits

 

Alternet, May 06, 2014

▶ WHO IS BEHIND THE PAIN KILLER EPIDEMIC?  BIG PHARMA, OF COURSE http://www.alternet.org/drugs/who-behind-opioid-epidemic-big-pharma-course

 

July 7, 2013, Whiteout Press

▶ U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES BIG DRUG COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LAWSUITS http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q32013/supreme-court-rules-drug-companies-exempt-from-lawsuits/

 

                                                  WATCH

                                   DOCUMENTARY - PART 1
                                    "BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA"
                            Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRV0EGm2q9U

 

May 20, 2013 New Internationalist
▶ CORPORATIONS CASHING ON ON MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS http://newint.org/blog/2013/05/21/dsm-big-pharma/

 

                                                     WATCH
                           Beyond Business:  France24 REPORT
MONEY AND MENTAL HEALTH:  DID BIG PHARMA WRITE ' THE PSYCHIATRIST'S BIBLE'? Are drug companies pushing to change the definition of mental illness for their own benefit? http://www.france24.com/en/20140315-beyond-business-dsm-manual-mental-disorders-psychiatry-economy-drug-companies-diagnostic-lobbying-illness-apa-health/

 

 CBS Atlanta, June 19, 2013

▶ STUDY:  70 PERCENT OF AMERICANS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/06/19/study-70-percent-of-americans-on-prescription-drugs-one-fifth-take-5-or-more/#comment-1215312699

 

                                                       WATCH

                                  April 30, 2013 PBS Newshour

                                              Video Investigation

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE: TOP 10 THINGS CDC SAYS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/04/prescription-drug-abuse-top-10-things-cdc-says-you-should-know.html

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

                              September 15, 2013 PBS Newshour
TV DRUG ADS FREQUENTLY MAKE MISLEADING CLAIMS ACCORDING TO STUDY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/tv-drug-ads-frequently-make-misleading-claims-according-to-study.html

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                               Democracy Now
 ▶STUDY: PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG COMPANIES TOP MILITARY INDUSTRY IN DEFRAUDING U.S. GOVERNMENT http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/how-drug-companies-corrupt-medical-journals-20110606

 

July 4, 2013 EurActive
▶ NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 

 ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/6RbQ5R

 

 

 

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               THE PAIN KILLER EPIDEMIC:  A NATION OF "JUNKIES"?

                               ===============================

 

Bloomberg, February 06, 2014
▶ BREAKING THE BOND OF HEROIN AND PAINKILLERS. "Many individuals who have become addicted to prescription painkillers (a group that includes OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Roxicodone) at some point realize that, depending on where they live, heroin, which is pharmacologically similar, is cheaper and easier to get." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-06/heroin-and-painkillers-come-together.html?alcmpid=view

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                 PBS Newshour, February 03, 2014
                      WHY MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING HIGH

                              - AND OVERDOSING - ON HEROIN.

Over Prescription of Pain Killers Is a Good Starter
 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-more-americans-getting-high-and-overdosing-heroin/

 

 Dr. Sanjay Gupta, January 29, 2014
▶ FATAL PRESCRIPTION:  AMERICA'S PAIN-PILL EPIDEMIC http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/fatal-prescription-americas-pain-pill-epidemic/

                                                    WATCH: 

                                     PBS Newshour Report
▶ WOUNDED VETERANS FACING ADDICTION TO EPIDEMIC OF OVER-PRESCRIBED NARCOTIC OPIATE PAINKILLERS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec13/veterans_10-03.html

 

 The New Yorker, November 12, 2013
▶ NARCOTICS ON THE GO:  WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAIN-PILL EPIDEMIC? http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/11/who-is-responsible-for-the-pain-pill-epidemic.html

 

September 26, 2013 Business Insider
▶ PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS NOW KILL MORE AMERICANS THAN HEROIN AND COCAINE http://www.businessinsider.com/painkillers-kill-more-americans-than-heroin-and-cocaine-2012-

 

                                                    PAY TO PLAY 

 ▶    FDA TOO COSEY WITH PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS:  REGULATING THE $9 BILLION PAINKILLER MARKET JUST IN THE UNITED STATES http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pharmaceutical-firms-paid-to-attend-meetings-of-panel-that-advises-fda-e-mails-show/2013/10/06/a02a2548-2b80-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                RT News, December 28, 2013
                                             LAWFUL KILLERS:
BRITS HOOKED ON LEGAL HIGHS AS GOVERNMENT TURNS BLIND EYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgudKhxfsfQ

 

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 NPR, December 30, 2013
▶$1,000 PILL FOR HEPATITIS C SPURS DEBATE OVER DRUG PRICES http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/256885858/-1-000-pill-for-hepatitis-c-spurs-debate-over-drug-prices

 

April 20, 2013 AlterNet

▶ 11 MAJOR DRUG COMPANIES RAKED IN $85 BILLION LAST YEAR AND LEFT MANY TO DIE WHO COULDN'T BUY THEIR PRICEY DRUGS http://www.alternet.org/11-major-drug-companies-raked-85-billion-last-year-and-left-many-die-who-couldnt-buy-their-price

 

Naked Capitalism, April 25, 2014
▶ THE STEALTHY, UGLY GROWTH OF CORPORATIZED MEDICINE http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/04/stealthy-ugly-growth-corporatized-medicine.html

 

                                            VIDEO REPORT
                                          Democracy Now
                          REPORT ON BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA

                          Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs

http://www.democracynow.org/2007/1/19/big_bucks_big_pharma_marketing_disease

 

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April 25, 2013 New York Times
▶ CANCER PHYSICIANS ATTACK HIGH DRUG COSTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/business/cancer-physicians-attack-high-drug-costs.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&;

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           "CUT, POISON, BURN"

PROFITEERING CANCER INDUSTRY RIPPED WIDE OPEN BY EXPLOSIVE DOCUMENTARY http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/06/profiteering-cancer-industry-ripped-wide-open-by-explosive-documentary-cut-poison-burn-2672746.html

 

April 25, 2013 - New York Times

▶ BIG PHARMA NEEDS YOU SICK:

Only 10% of cancers are genetic. 90% are environmentally triggered, as CANCER drug prices hit $100,000 per year http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/business/cancer-physicians-attack-high-drug-costs.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

 

June 26, 2012 Ecocentric
▶ ON FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/632/on-food-and-pharmaceuticals

 

Nation of Change, April 24, 2014

▶ MIA IN THE WAR ON CANCER:  WHERE ARE THE LOW-COST TREATMENTS? http://www.nationofchange.org/mia-war-cancer-where-are-low-cost-treatments-1398353794

 

 The Daily Beast, April 23, 2014
▶ HOW BIG PHARMA HOLDS BACK ON THE WAR ON CANCER. Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out cheaper treatments. The result, one researcher says: ‘If we’re winning the war on cancer, we’re not winning that fast.’ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/23/how-big-pharma-holds-back-in-the-war-on-cancer.html

 

 Knowledge Ecology International, January 22, 2014
▶ BAYER CEO, MARJIN DEKKERS:  NEXAVAR PATENTED CANCER DRUG IS FOR "WESTERN PATIENTS WHO CAN AFFORD IT" http://keionline.org/node/1910

 

                             =============================

                                 OBAMA'S AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

        NO CAPS ON PHARMACEUTICAL OR MEDICAL DEVICE PRICING

                                   A BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS

                              =============================

 

Alternet, January 17, 2014

▶ "OBAMACARE" COULDN'T STOP DRUG COMPANY FROM CHARGING $13,700 FOR A DRUG THAT COSTS $300. Obamacare did not cap costs of drugs, medical devices, and insurance costs -giving the industries free rein to increase prices at will.  It has failed to bring the outrageous price of healthcare under control, and has instead socialized the stratospheric costs of drugs and treatment,  http://www.alternet.org/obamacare-couldnt-stop-drug-company-charging-13700-drug-costs-300?akid=11415.237541.cboy1D&rd=1&src=newsletter948518&t=5

 

Naked Capitalism, December 5, 2013
▶ "OBAMACARE' S DRUG COVERAGE MINEFIELD - Obamacare is a stealth handout to insurers and Big Pharma. It is intended to force more healthy individuals who went uninsured into the pool, and it also allows insurers to fatten their profit margins from pre-Obamacare rules. Big Pharma benefits from a prohibition on drug re=importation... http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/12/obamacares-drug-coverage-minefield.html

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                         PBS NewsHour, December 31, 2013
              THE BATTLE OVER PRESCRIPTION DRUG "SAVINGS"
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec13/drugs_12-31.html

 

Forbes, January, 16, 2014
▶ UNDER "OBAMACARE" RISKS GROW FOR HIGH-MARGIN DRUG STOCKS http://www.forbes.com/sites/hilarykramer/2014/01/16/under-obamacare-risks-grow-for-high-margin-drug-stocks/

 

 Money Morning, October 3, 2013

▶ MEDICAL INDUSTRY, BIG PHARMA BIG WINNERS IN OBAMA'S NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:  HERE'S WHY http://moneymorning.com/ob-article/obamacare-billionaires.php?code=dis-oc-billionaires

 

 April 8, 2013 - RSN

▶  BIG PHARMA MADE $711 BILLION OVERCHARGING SENIORS AND DISABLED http://rt.com/usa/big-pharma-senior-disabled-576/

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT
                                    Newshour PBS, April 23, 2014
WITH NO PRICE CAPS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, BIG PHARMA MAKES A KILLING. New Hepatitis-C drug raises hope at a hefty price, and it's your tax dollars http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-hepatitis-c-drug-raises-hope-hefty-price/

 

 

                                   =====================

                                                 ANTIBIOTICS

                                   =====================

 

 ▶ MAPS: THE MYSTERIOUS LINK BETWEEN ANTIBIOTICS AND OBESITY http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/maps-antibiotics-prescriptions-obesity-states

 

                                                       WATCH

                                   ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD

                 May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting

WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/

 

Washington Post, May 06, 2014
  -▶ ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT GENES ARE WIDESPREAD IN NATURE AND OUR ANIMAL FOOD SUPPLY, CREATING A GLOBAL CRISIS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/antibiotic-resistant-genes-are-widespread-in-nature-study-finds/2014/05/08/ec608662-d53c-11e3-aae8-c2d44bd79778_story.html

 

▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

April 8, 2013 - Take Part

 -▶  SURPRISE: ANTIBIOTICS ARE ALLOWED IN ORGANIC APPLE AND PEAR FARMING  http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/06/antibiotic-use-organic-apples-pears

 

April 10, 2013 - The Cornucopia Institute
 -▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN ORGANIC TREE FRUIT PRODUCTION - SIMPLE QUESTIONS/ANSWERS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/04/antibiotics-in-organic-tree-fruit-production-simple-questionsanswers/

 

June 4, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy
▶ 795 DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS URGE WHITE HOUSE TO JUMPSTART STALLED FDA ON ANTIBIOTICS http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/795-doctors-nurses-and-health-professionals-urge-white-house-to-jumpstart-stalled-fda-on

 

Video - FIX Antibiotics

 ▶ BIG AG, BIG PHARMA AND BIOTECH CARTEL ALL IN CAHOOTS: 80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/

 

 ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

                        ===================================

 

 RT News, February 07, 2014
 ▶BIG PHARMA PRESSES U.S. TO QUASH CHEAP DRUG PRODUCTION IN INDIA http://rt.com/news/pharma-generic-drugs-india-945/

 

                 (MORE ON INDIA AND DRUG PATENTS BELOW)

 

▶ CHEMICALS/PHARMACEUTICALS... THE MOST DANGEROUS AND PROFITABLE INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD! http://www.helpingwomenonline.com/Pharmaceutical_Companies.html

 

▶ THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN THE USA http://sco.lt/4xaV4T

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                                     CNN

PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG CARTEL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/16/drug-commercials-misleading.aspx

 

Forbes, December 26, 2013

▶THE DARK SIDE OF BIG PHARMA http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalearcher/2013/12/26/the-dark-side-of-big-pharma-2/

 

 April 30, 2013 - AlterNet

▶ HOW BIG PHARMA IS KILLING AMERICANS AND BANKRUPTING THE COUNTRY? Lifesaving medications and commonly prescribed drugs in America today are absurdly expensive  – Ripping off Americans.... http://www.alternet.org/how-big-pharma-killing-americans-and-bankrupting-country?akid=10381.237541.JvjddF&rd=1&src=newsletter833011&t=16

 

Huffington Post, December 30, 1213
▶A WONDERLAND OF PRICES:  WHAT PHARMACIES PAY FOR THE DRUGS THEY BUY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/a-wonderland-of-prices-wh_b_4506166.html

 

Huffington Post, December 15, 2013
▶A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO THE PRICE OF A DRUG http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/drug-prices_b_4440142.html

 

 Time Magazine, February 20, 2013

▶ BITTER PILL:  WHY MEDICAL BILLS ARE KILLING US http://www.uta.edu/faculty/story/2311/Misc/2013,2,26,MedicalCostsDemandAndGreed.pdf

 

Huffington Post, October 14, 2013

▶ARE YOU PAYING WAY TOO MUCH FOR YOUR MEDICATIONS? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/health-care-costs_b_4066552.html

 

ProPublica, December 24, 2013

▶  SENATORS PRESS MEDICARE FOR ANSWERS TO DRUG PROGRAM - ProPublica reporters, using Medicare’s own data, identified scores of doctors whose prescription patterns within the program bore the hallmarks of fraud. The cost of medications prescribed by one Miami doctor jumped from $282,000 to $4 million in one year http://www.propublica.org/article/senators-press-medicare-for-answers-on-drug-program

 

  - ▶ LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUNA A BIG PHARMA BONANZA: THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN THE USA http://sco.lt/4xaV4T

 

 

                                ========================

                                           DRUGGING KIDS

                                ========================

 

 Common Dreams, December 16, 2013

▶ HOW BIG PHARMA MARKETS TO, AND PROFITS FROM, A 'CAN'T-PAY-ATTENTION NATION' A twenty-year marketing campaign has made highly powerful stimulants into household names... and they're just getting started http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/16-0

 

AlterNet September 20, 2013
▶A TODDLER ON 3 DIFFERENT PSYCHIATRIC MEDS? HOW DRUGGING KIDS BECAME BIG BUSINESS
Big pharma has discovered a lucrative new market in kids.
 http://www.alternet.org/drugs/toddler-3-different-psychiatric-meds-how-drugging-kids-became-big-business

 

▶ANTIPSYCHOTIC PRESCRIPTION IN CHILDREN HAVE SKYROCKETED - DRUG COMPANIES AGGRESSIVE MARKETING TACTICS http://sco.lt/6RsnMv

 

New York Times, December 16, 2013

▶ INDEPTH INVESTIGATION: THE SELLING OF ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER. The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/health/the-selling-of-attention-deficit-disorder.html

 

Huffington Post Canada, November 22, 2013

▶ ANTIDEPRESSANT USE HAS SOARED IN RICH COUNTRIES OVER PAST DECADE.  WHO'S USING THE MOST ANTIDEPRESSANTS? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/22/antidepressant-use-world-canada_n_4320429.html?ir=Canada

 

                                                      WATCH

                            THE SHADOW OF THALIDOMIDE

                The Greed of The Pharmaceutical Drug Companies
In the 1950s, thalidomide cut a wide swath of destruction across the world, leaving behind thousands of deformed infants, but that was only the beginning of the story... http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/09/23/us/100000002455842/the-shadow-of-thalidomide.html?smid=tw-share

 

Treehugger, January 10, 2014

▶ COULD DOCTORS HAVE AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE IN TELLING PEOPLE NOT TO BUY MULTIVITAMINS? http://www.treehugger.com/health/could-doctors-have-ulterior-motive-telling-people-not-buy-multivitamins.html

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos

 

Alpha Minds

▶ TOP CHILDEN'S VITAMINS FULL OF ASPARTAME, GMOs & HARMFUL CHEMICALS http://www.minds.com/blog/view/167632/top-children%E2%80%99s-vitamins-full-of-aspartame-gmos-and-harmful-chemicals

 

 

                                  ========================

                                              GENERIC DRUGS

                                   ========================

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                 DIRTY MEDICINE

                                        May 13, 2013 CNN Money
▶ INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER ON GENERIC DRUG PRODUCTION CORRUPTION http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/15/ranbaxy-fraud-lipitor/

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, December 23, 2013
                              THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG RACKET

   WHY GENERIC DRUGS DON'T NECESSARILY MEAN LOWER PRICES http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec13/generics_12-23.html

 

July 17, 2013 Los Angeles Times

▶ US SUPREME COURT RULES FOR GENERIC DRUGS, AGAINST 'PAY FOR DELAY' ON PATENTED DRUGS http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-supreme-court-generic-drugs-ruling-20130617,0,3263003.story

 

June 17, 2013 Washington Post
▶ READ: THE US SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST BIG PHARMA "PAY TO DELAY" GENERIC DRUGS  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/17/read-the-supreme-court-rules-against-big-pharma/

 

September 2, 2013 New York Times
▶ HOW A CABAL KEEPS GENERICS SCARCE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/opinion/how-a-cabal-keeps-generics-scarce.html

 

▶ MASSIVE FRAUD AT GENERIC LIPITOR MANUFACTURER  http://www.opednews.com/articles/Investigative-Journalist-K-by-Joan-Brunwasser-130522-185.html

 

                              =============================

                                    BIG PHARMA AND PHYSICIANS

                               ============================

 

 ProPublica, March 25, 2014
▶ DOUBLE DIP: DOCTORS PAID TO ADVISE, PROMOTE DRUG COMPANIES THAT FUND THEIR RESEARCH http://www.propublica.org/article/double-dip-doctors-paid-to-advise-promote-drug-companies-that-fund-research

 

Telegraph, January 03, 2014
▶  DRUG COMPANIES 'WITHHOLDING RESEARCH' FROM DOCTORS, MPs WARN http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10548392/Drug-companies-withholding-research-from-doctors-MPs-warn.html

 

 July 16, 2013 Pro Publica

▶ WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE DRUGS YOUR DOCTOR PRESCRIBES.  ONLINE DATA BASE http://www.propublica.org/article/why-you-should-care-about-the-drugs-your-doctor-prescribes

 

                                                  ProPublica

                       DOLLARS FOR DOCS - ONLINE DATA BASE

                          http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

 

ProPublica, December 16, 2013
▶ DOLLARS FOR DOCTORS: GLAXOSMITHKLINE TO QUIT PAYING DOCTORS FOR PROMOTIONAL TALKS http://www.propublica.org/article/glaxosmithkline-to-quit-paying-doctors-for-promotional-talks?utm_source=et&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter

▶ INDEPTH ONGOING INVESTIGATION, "DOLLARS FOR DOCS" ProPublica

http://www.propublica.org/series/dollars-for-docs

 

April 18, 2013 LifeWise
▶ JUST POP A PILL: FIVE LIES PSYCHIATRY TELLS FOR POWER AND PROFIT http://southweb.org/lifewise/five-lies-psychiatry-tells-for-power-and-profit/#.UcJjJmaE8Jk

 

May 30, 2013 AlterNet
▶ MEET THE DOCTOR BIG PHARMA CAN'T SHUT UP - The Pharmaceutical industry has compromised the Western medical establishment and hooked America on drugs http://www.alternet.org/meet-doctor-big-pharma-cant-shut?akid=10514.237541.jaojGp&rd=1&src=newsletter849201&t=3

 

June 20, 2013 ProPublica

▶ U.S. INSPECTOR GENERAL FAULTS MEDICARE FOR NOT TRACKING 'EXTREME' PHARMACEUTICAL PRESCRIBERS http://www.propublica.org/article/inspector-general-faults-medicare-for-not-tracking-extreme-prescribers

 

                              ==========================

                                                -- RESEARCH --

                               ==========================

 

Telegraph, January 03, 2014
▶  DRUG COMPANIES 'WITHHOLDING RESEARCH' FROM DOCTORS, MPs WARN http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10548392/Drug-companies-withholding-research-from-doctors-MPs-warn.html

 

Rolling Stone, June 6, 2013
▶ HOW DRUG COMPANIES CORRUPT MEDICAL JOURNALS  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/how-drug-companies-corrupt-medical-journals-20110606

 

July 21, 2013 The Guardian
▶ BIG PHARMA MOBILISING PATIENTS IN BATTLE OVER DRUG TRIAL DATA: The pharmaceutical industry has "mobilised" an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials BEFORE going to market http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/21/big-pharma-secret-drugs-trials

 

 June 28, 2013 New York Times

▶ BREAKING THE TIGHT SEAL ON PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG COMPANY RESEARCH
Pushing the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to open their records to outsiders in an effort to better understand the benefits and potential harms of the drugs that billions of people take every day http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/business/breaking-the-seal-on-drug-research.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                        DW.DE, October 1, 2013
                                             PATIENTS IN PERIL:

WESTERN PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS IN THE FORMER EAST GERMANY CARRIED OUT UNAUTHORIZED TEST ON THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS http://www.dw.de/patients-in-peril-western-pharmaceuticals-firms-in-the-former-east-germany/av-16512851

 

 

                               ===========================

                                                  PATENTS

                               ===========================

 

July 18, 2013 Techdirt
▶ USING PATENTS TO NEEDLESSLY DRIVE UP HEALTHCARE COSTS: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EVERGREENING DRUGS http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130613/01524223447/using-patents-to-needlessly-drive-up-healthcare-costs-economic-impact-evergreening-drugs.shtml

 

April 25, 2013 EurActive

▶ PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY PATENTING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ON PLANT-BASED MEDICINES, WITHOUT COMPENSATION.  THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

The European Parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of local knowledge such as plant-based medicines... from the predatory attitude of big European Pharmaceutical companies http://www.euractiv.com/health/eu-mulls-biopiracy-law-news-519381?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=d5eb4f8e57-newsletter_development_policy&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-d5eb4f8e57-245661818

 

▶ GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt

 

- ▶  HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST: GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS   http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

 28 March, 2013 Council For Responsible Genetics

▶ GENE PATENTS PUT PATIENTS AT RISK http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/blog/post/Gene-patents-put-patients-at-risk.aspx

 

August 23, 2013 Intern Daily

▶ U.S. DRUG MANUFACTURER, ELI LILLY, 'DEEPLY CONCERNED' BY CHINA BRIBERY ACCUSATIONS http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Eli_Lilly_deeply_concerned_by_China_bribery_allegations_999.html

 

 

                        =============================

                 INDIA'S PHARMACEUTICAL TRADE PATENT WARS

                         =============================

 

RT News, February 07, 2014
 ▶BIG PHARMA PRESSES U.S. TO QUASH CHEAP DRUG PRODUCTION IN INDIA http://rt.com/news/pharma-generic-drugs-india-945/

 

Businessweek, January 21, 2014
▶ MERCK TO BRISTOL-MYERS FACE MORE THREATS ON INDIA DRUG PATENTS http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-21/merck-to-bristol-myers-face-more-threats-on-india-drug-patents

 

                                                      WATCH 

                                    April 1, 2013 Al Jazeera TV

 ▶ INDIA SUPREME COURT REJECTS THE "INFINITE" DRUG PATENT CLAIM http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EqewfThmR3A

 

April 1, 2013 The National UAE

▶ THE ENDLESS "EVERGREEN" PATENT : INDIA'S SUPREME COURT REJECTS PATENT FOR NOVARTIS' CANCER DRUG "GLIVEC" http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/south-asia/indias-supreme-court-rejects-patent-for-novartis-cancer-drug-glivec

 

▶ DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CELEBRATES INDIA'S VICTORY FOR POOR PEOPLE'S ACCESS TO DRUGS http://www.humanosphere.org/2013/04/drug-industry-loses-a-big-battle-in-india-but-the-war-of-patents-vs-poor-goes-on/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kplu%2FsIXa+%28Humanosphere%29

 

12 October, 2012 Humanosphere
▶ NOVARTIS vs INDIA: PATENTS vs POOR http://www.humanosphere.org/2012/10/novartis-vs-india-patents-vs-the-poor/

 

April 1, 2013 - Democracy Now VIDEO REPORT

▶ INDIA SUPREME COURT REJECTS SWISS DRUG GIANT'S EFFORT TO BLOCK GENERIC DRUGS  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/1/headlines/india_supreme_court_rejects_swiss_drug_giants_effort_to_block_generic_drugs#.UVqSb4va8kQ.twitter

 

April 2, 2013 Forbes
▶ INDIA COURT RULING AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT, NOVARTIS, IS DARK OMEN FOR BIG PHARMA http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2013/04/01/india-court-ruling-against-novartis-is-dark-omen-for-big-pharma/

 

April 29,2013 The Economic Times
▶ INDIA: GOVERNMENT MAY SUSPEND SALE OF BANNED DRUGS TAKING CUE FROM GLOBAL DRUG REGULATORS http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-04-29/news/38904755_1_drug-regulator-drug-bans-drug-controller-general

 

April 2, 2013 Reuters - Analysis:
▶ BIG PHARMA DOWN, NOT OUT, AFTER LANDMARK INDIAN PATENT BLOW http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/02/us-india-pharmaceuticals-idUSBRE9310K420130402

 

 

                                   ==========================

 

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
▶ NEGOTIATING OUR HEALTH AT TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TALKS The draft intellectual property text from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, released by Wikileaks last week, confirms many of the fears of Australian public health advocates.

The leaked text, dated August 30, 2013, shows that the United States is continuing to push for extreme intellectual property privileges that would expand and prolong patent monopolies at the expense of affordable access to medicines. Keeping medicines under patent for longer means paying more for drugs. But who would bear this cost?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-20/gleeson-negotiating-our-health-in-tpp-talks/5105300

 

                                        

 ▶ OBESITY, CANCER, DIABETES - TOXIC PROCESSED FOODS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES, GENE-ALTERED FOOD: WHAT ARE WE EATING?  With little or no independent peer reviewed research are we embarking on a dangerous human experiment that may alter the human genes for generations to come?

                                                  WATCH;

KITV HONOLULU, HAWAII INVESTIGATIVE VIDEO REPORT -

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THE GMO DEBATE PART 3  http://news.msn.com/politics/video?videoid=db02dc7f-a5ba-4377-9853-d934d70a2eca&ap=true&OCID=MSNNWS

more...
pdjmoo's curator insight, January 18, 12:32 AM

FIRST, BIG AG, THE GMOs, THE COAL AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY ALL USE THE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES THAT MAKE BOTH OUR ENVIRONMENT AND WE HUMANS SICK.   THEN, BIG PHARMA PICKS UP THE BATON AND SHOVES US FULL OF PILLS.  EVERYONE WINS, EXCEPT THE CONSUMER. THE TRILLION DOLLAR ANCILLIARY MEDICAL INDUSTRY BENEFITS, THE CHEMICAL PESTICIDE INDUSTRY BENEFITS, THE DESTRUCTIVE BIG AGRICULTURE BENEFITS AND ALL THE CARBON PRODUCING MACHINERY IT USES.   THE LOSERS ARE  HUMANS, OUR NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.   SAD.

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Lobbying: Murky business or democratic necessity? VIDEO REPORT

Lobbying: Murky business or democratic necessity? VIDEO REPORT | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                        VIDEO REPORT

                              France24 TV, April 29, 2014

      LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY?

Some call lobbying the underbelly of politics, others say it's a necessity to make sure the voice of business is heard in the corridors of power. As the powers of EU institutions have increased, so have the number of lobbyists. In this edition of... http://www.france24.com/en/20140426-beyond-business-lobbying-murky-business-democratic-necessity-brussels-european-union-corridors-power-commission/

 

TruthOut, August 05, 2014
-▶ LOBBYISTS BIDDING TO BLOCK GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS SET SIGHTS ON SECRETIVE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25386-lobbyists-bidding-to-block-government-regulations-set-sights-on-secretive-white-house-office

 

 

Media Matters for America, July 24, 2014
-▶ HOW RUPERT MURDOCH PUSHED AUSTRALIA INTO A CLIMATE CHANGE RETREAT http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/07/24/how-rupert-murdoch-pushed-australia-into-a-clim/200197

 

The Guardian, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government

 

 

▶  CORPORATOCRACY: HOW CORPORATIST LOBBYING REPLACED A FREE MARKET http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/071614.html

 

CSRWire Talkback, July 02, 2014
-▶ LOBBYING FOR GOOD:  HOW DO YOU CONSTRUCT A WINNING ADVOCACY STRATEGY? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1415-lobbying-for-good-how-do-you-construct-a-winning-advocacy-strategy

 

 

Guardian Sustainable Busines, June 10, 2014
-▶ LOBBYING FOR GOOD WILL PUT BUSINESS AND ITS LEADERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/lobbying-business-leaders-history

 

 Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ A RETURN OF 5800% THAT'S WHAT THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBY GETS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25711

 

Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

Salon, April 26, 2014
▶  COAL INDUSTRY LOBBY WON'T ADMIT TO ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.salon.com/2014/04/26/coal_industry_lobby_wont_admit_to_role_in_climate_change_partner/

 

Sustainable Business, May 14, 2014
-▶ GOOGLE RISES TO THE TOP, OF LOBBYISTS THAT IS http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25710

 

                                                          VIDEO
                         Moyers & Company, December 07, 2013
                                    "AMERICA'S GILDED CAPITAL"

           The Co-opting of Democracy by Revolving Door Lobbying http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-americas-gilded-capital/

 

 

 

June 6, 2013 Internal Business News
‘ARMY OF LOBBYISTS' LED BY MONSANTO HELPED NEUTER GMO LABELING LAW IN CONNECTICUT http://www.ibtimes.com/army-lobbyists-led-monsanto-helped-neuter-gmo-labeling-law-connecticut-1295489#

 

Guardian, November 11, 2013, George Monbiot
-▶  IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW: CORPORATE INTERESTS HAVE CAPTURED THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests

 

 

                                   THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC'

SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION: ONE STATE AT A TIME http://sco.lt/68GD8z

 

 

  Truthout, November 29, 2012

-▶  THE PRIVATIZATION OF US FOREIGN POLICY:
Lobbying for foreign interests is a half billion dollar industry in the U.S. http://truth-out.org/news/item/13031-the-privatization-of-us-foreign-policy-an-interview-with-the-author-of-the-foreign-policy-auction

 

-▶  PRIVATIZE EVERYTHING: THE PRIVATE-PUBLIC "PARTNERSHIP" http://sco.lt/6Nmvy5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crushing College Debt - A Trillion Dollar Business: Predatory Loans & An Unknown Future

Crushing College Debt - A Trillion Dollar Business: Predatory Loans & An Unknown Future | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 STUDENT LOANS  ARE EXCLUDED FROM BANKRUPTCY DECLARATION, WHILE LOAN DEFAULTS, LATE PAYMENTS ARE CONSIDERED A NEGATIVE WHEN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT VIA CREDIT CHECKS.


VIDEO REPORT

PBS Newshour, August 26, 2014

RETHINKING COLLEGE:  STUDENTS FACING CRUSHING DEBT - WALL STREET ENJOYING RECORD LOW INTEREST RATES NOT SHARED WITH COLLEGE LOANS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/wisconsin-group-wants-turn-student-borrowers-activists/



August 21, 2013 Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi:
-▶  NO  BANKRUPTCY FOR STUDENT LOANS -- WE'RE SADDLING COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH CRUSHING DEBT ... AND GOVERNMENT IS ACTING LIKE GREEDY PROFITEERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/matt-taibbi-were-saddling-college-students-with-crushing-debt-and-the-govt-is-acting-like-a-greedy-profiteer/


VIDEO
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN PINS BANKER TO THE WALL ON STUDENT DEBT RELIEF

Massachusetts Sen. cares a lot about making student loans affordable--and she happens to be a bankruptcy expert. This week, she turned that passion and that wealth of knowledge on Richard Hunt, president and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association. You would think bankers would learn not to try to get sneaky in response to Warren's pointed questioning. But this one had not learned that. Then again, what else is Hunt going to do to defend practices that leave parents struggling with the student loan debts of their dead children?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/01/1318427/-Elizabeth-Warren-pins-banker-to-the-wall-on-student-debt-relief

August 6, 2012 Jim Hightower: Truthout

-▶  TURNING COLLEGE STUDENTS INTO COMMODITIES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10715-turning-college-students-into-commodities

 

ProPublica

COLLEGE DEBT Total outstanding college debt is estimated at $1 trillion dollars – higher than the national credit card debt -- and with costs still soaring, the burden on students and their families shows no signs of abating. We're examining how the complicated system of college debt is putting the squeeze on families. http://www.propublica.org/series/college-debt


 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                              August 20, 2013 Democracy Now
                                            VIDEO REPORT
MATT TAIBBI: U.S. STUDENT LOAN BUBBLE SADDLES A GENERATION WITH DEBT AND THREATENS THE ECONOMY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/20/matt_taibbi_us_student_loan_bubble

 

 

Alternet, April 01, 2014
-▶  HOW PREDATORY COLLEGE LOANS ARE BANKRUPTING THE FINANCIAL FUTURE OF AMERICA'S YOUTH http://www.alternet.org/education/how-predatory-college-loans-are-bankrupting-financial-future-americas-youth

 

July 20, 2012 Common Dreams

-▶  PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN LENDING PARALLELS SUB-PRIME LENDING SCANDAL http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/07/20-0


                                                 WATCH
                          Democracy Now, June 10, 2014
IS COLLEGE WORTH IT? NEW DOC "IVORY TOWER" TACKLES HIGHER ED'S UNSUSTAINABLE SPENDING -- STUDENT DEBT - A GROWING CORPORATE BUSINESS The cost of a college degree has grown by over 1,120 percent in the past three decades, far surpassing price hikes for food, medical care, housing, gasoline, and other basics. Coupled with $1.2 trillion in student debt, the U.S. is facing a crisis that threatens not just the economy but the nation’s education system itself. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/10/is_college_worth_it_new_doc

 

 Bloomberg Businessweek, January 16, 2014
-▶  STUDENT LOANS, THE NEXT BIG THREAT TO THE U.S. ECONOMY? http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-16/student-loans-the-next-big-threat-to-the-u-dot-s-dot-economy

 

                                                 -- WATCH --

                                        Moyers Moment (2012):
                        HEATHER McGHEE ON STUDENT DEBT:
While young people are paying as much as 18 percent interest on private student loans, “the banks are getting, basically, a zero-interest loan from the government.” http://billmoyers.com/2012/04/25/moyers-moment-2012-heather-mcghee-on-student-debt

 

-▶  AND MORE ON STUDENT LOANS  FROM BILL MOYERS AND COMPANY http://billmoyers.com/search-results/?q=student+loans#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=student%20loans&gsc.page=1

 

Nation of Change, May 12, 2014
-▶  HIGHER ED, NOT DEBT:  A COALITION TACKLES AMERICA'S STUDENT FINANCIAL CRISIS http://www.nationofchange.org/higher-ed-not-debt-coalition-tackles-america-s-student-financial-crisis-1399897898

 

July 2, 2012 ProPublica

-▶  BANKS' LENDING FRENZY LEFT BORROWERS BURIED IN STUDENT DEBT, REPORT DETAILS http://www.propublica.org/article/banks-lending-frenzy-left-borrowers-buried-in-student-debt-report-details

 

 August 15, 2013 Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi
-▶  THE COLLEGE-LOAN SCANDAL: THE RIPPING OFF OF YOUNG AMERICA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/ripping-off-young-america-the-college-loan-scandal-20130815

 

April 26, 2012 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jay Bookman

-▶  THE REAL STUDENT-LOAN SCANDAL:
College graduates with large debt aren’t really the problem. The larger problem is the predatory for-profit schools that have popped up around the country to try to separate students from their college-loan money and in the process deliver little in the way of useful education.
The industry is large and growing rapidly. During the 2008-2009 academic year, those schools collected $4.3 billion in Pell grants and $20 billion in federal loans. That’s more than double the amount that they received as recently as 2005. The real student-loan scandal http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/04/26/the-real-student-loan-scandal/

 

 Bill Moyers, March 13, 2014
-▶  TACKLING STUDENT DEBT AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF EDUCATION http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/13/tackling-student-debt-and-the-privatization-of-education/

 

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              THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION: 

                                   A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY

                                              http://sco.lt/6TB37x

 

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                               THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP -

WILL AMERICANS ALLOW THEIR PUBLIC SERVICES TO BECOME PRIVATIZED? http://sco.lt/8KkknR

 

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WATCH: "BOTTLED LIFE"  The Business with Water

WATCH:  "BOTTLED LIFE"  The Business with Water | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


                                              FILM (Documentary):
                                                  "BOTTLED LIFE"

                               NESTLES BUSINESS WITH WATER

                                       http://en.bottledlife.tv/#/intro


Guardian Sustainable Business, September 01, 2014
- ▶ ETHICAL BOTTLED WATER COMPANIES FIND IT HARD TO COMPETE WITH NESTLE AND COKE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/01/ethical-bottled-water-companies-nestle-coke


EcoWatch, August 13, 2014

- ▶ PRECIOUS WATER BOTTLED AND SHIPPED OUT OF DROUGHT-RIDDEN CALIFORNIA http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/13/california-drought-bottled-water/


 Al Jazeera America, July 22, 2014
- ▶ WHILE CALIFORNIA SIPS ITS SCARCE WATER, NESTLE GULPS FREE FOR-PROFIT BOTTLED WATER http://america.aljazeera.com/blogs/scrutineer/2014/7/21/while-californiasipsitsscarcewaternestlesucks.html


Mother Jones, August 11, 2014

- ▶ BOTTLED WATER COMES FROM THE MOST DROUGHT-RIDDEN PLACES IN THE COUNTRY. Popular brands like Aquafina and Dasani source from catastrophically dry parts of the West. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/bottled-water-california-drought


CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn




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                                      NESTLE'S BOTTLED WATER

                                             =================


                                                  THE STORY

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

To be able to sell and make money from water, you first have to own it. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70% of the world's bottled water brands  http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/the-story.html AND  http://en.bottledlife.tv/

 

The Desert Sun, July 14, 2014

- ▶ NESTLE, ARROWHEAD TAPPING WATER FREE FROM CALIFORNIA'S MORONGO RESERVATION. The Companies are exporting a seriously limited resource with no oversight http://ow.ly/zd4DX


TriplePundit, July 18, 2014
- ▶ NESTLE HIDES BEHIND 'SOVEREIGN NATION' IN DESERT BOTTLED WATER CONTROVERSY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/07/nestle-bottled-water-controversy/


 June 3, 2013 CBC News
- ▶ GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html


SumOfUs PETITION
STOP NESTLE FROM EXTRACTING 265 MILLION LITERS OF BC FRESH WATER FOR FREE

http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-freeloading-off-BC/

- ▶ NESTLE BOTTLES FREE CALIFORNIA WATER FOR PROFIT -- WHILE STATE FACES DROUGHT OF THE CENTURY http://inhabitat.com/nestle-bottles-water-while-californians-face-drought-of-the-century/


Story of Stuff

- ▶ NESTLE POLAND SPRING BOTTLED WATER. The people who live in Fryeburg, Maine can only access their local spring water by buying it in a plastic bottle. That’s because this small town’s spring water is currently controlled by Nestlé, and Nestlé wants to lock up its control over the town’s water with a massive 45-year contract -- children in the town will be grandparents before they are able to challenge it. http://act.storyofstuff.org/page/s/nestle-poland-spring-bottled-water

 

                           PETITION: Nestlé: Stop draining Pakistan!

                   http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-pakistan/

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
- ▶ NESTLE'S MASSIVE MARK UP OF WATER WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013


Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/

 

- ▶ NESTLE'S WATER PRIVATIZATION PUSH http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/nestle_water_privatization_push


 

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            COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA/WATER BUSINESS

                                          http://sco.lt/6UWizB


 Civil Eats, November 13, 2013
 - ▶ COCA-COLA'S ASSAULT ON TAP WATER: How They Convert Your Restaurant Requests for Water into Revenue-Generating Beverages
http://civileats.com/2013/11/13/coca-colas-assault-on-tap-water/


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                                                      WATCH:

                                                Annie Leonard's

                            "THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"

                                       The Story of Stuff Project

http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/



- ▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT - WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY http://sco.lt/4rmrQn


National Geographic

IF YOU THINK THE WATER CRISIS CAN'T GET WORSE, WAIT UNTIL THE AQUIFERS ARE DRAINED. We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/



                                               BOTTLED WATER:

FOOD & WATER WATCH DESTROYS THE MYTHS AND GETS YOU THE FACTS http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/


July 12, 2013 Slate

-▶ YOU ARE PAYING 300 TIMES MORE FOR BOTTLED WATER THAN TAP WATER http://ow.ly/mX2oR

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                    "TAPPED"

                                          Documentary 1:15:09
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tapped/

 

 Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

- ▶ *10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/infographic-ten-things-you-should-know-about-water/


 Environmental News Network:

- ▶ BOTTLED WATER NOT THE ANSWER: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATED BY PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.enn.com/health/article/32699

 

Food & Water Watch, June 24, 2013
- ▶ TAKE BACK THE TAP:  BOTTLED WATER WASTES RESOURCES AND MONEY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/take-back-the-tap-2013/

 

NRDC Investigation

  - ▶ *BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE  http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 - ▶ *NRDC Update: BOTTLED WATER http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 

The Green Diva, June 27, 2014

- ▶ 10 REASONS TO AVOID BOTTLED WATER http://thegreendivas.com/2014/06/27/10-reasons-avoid-bottled-water/


 

 - ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF


 

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                          THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE

                                          A JOURNEY BEGINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5BTtMv


EurActive, December 06, 2012
- ▶ PLANT-BASED PLASTIC BOTTLE NO PANACEA. Food and drinks companies are engaged in a global race for leadership on plant-based renewable plastics.
SPECIAL REPORT

The world's largest drinks companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have laid down ambitious plans to roll out 100% plant-based plastic bottles across the globe, triggering warnings from environmentalists who see a parallel with the ongoing controversy over biofuels. http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-plastics-pvc/plant-based-plastics-panacea-gre-news-516469

Prevention News
- ▶ HOW YOUR BOTTLED WATER SCREWS UP YOUR HORMONES. Paying $2 for a bottle of water may be more convenient than lugging around your reusable one, but that seemingly small price may have a big impact on your health... http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/your-bottled-water-has-24500-chemicals


 Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4


EcoWatch, July 14, 2014
▶  SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE SALES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/14/san-francisco-bans-plastic-water-bottle-sales-on-public-property/


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm


 ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER, BPA AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9EiHKr


                                              INFOGRAPHIC

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET  - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic

 


BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                         

                                       ====================

                                      -- CORPORATE WATER --

                                      ====================


Occupy.com, July 31, 2014
- ▶ HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CREATING A LIFE-THREATENING WATER SHORTAGE http://www.occupy.com/article/how-corporations-are-creating-life-threatening-water-shortage

 

                                                        WATCH
                         "FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER" 93 min
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
     Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/flow-for-love-of-water/


 

July 3, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  THE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER

Throughout the meeting, a misleading notion was continually raised that using private capital to fund water systems somehow constitutes an innovative approach to financing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.... http://ecowatch.com/2013/will-public-water-be-privatized/

 

                                

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER:

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

 Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440

 

                                          THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz

 

Water Justice

- ▶ *THE GLOBAL WATER GRAB: A PRIMER http://www.tni.org/primer/global-water-grab-primer

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ *THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

 

- ▶ *GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: UN's WATER AGENDA AT RISK OF BEING HIJACKED BY BIG BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4vQUin

 

Common Dreams, June 26, 2014
- ▶ U.N. TO DETROIT:  DENIAL OF WATER TO THOUSANDS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/26

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013

- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

 June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025



WATCH

Very Informative
WATER: THE LIFEBLOOD OF ENERGY (30:00)

How Water Cycles Through The Planet Your Life

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkqf3WRwquI

 

  September 2, 2013 IPS News

- ▶ *WATER SCARCITY COULD DRIVE CONFLICT OR COOPERATION - UN http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/water-scarcity-could-drive-conflict-or-cooperation/

 

March 20, 1023 - Save Greek Water

-▶ WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT – A TEST CASE FOR DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE http://www.savegreekwater.org/?p=1974

 

 Project Syndicate, August 7, 2013

- ▶ *THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

Forest News, June 3, 2013
- ▶ *Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

 Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

LIQUID ASSETS:  FROM WATER RISK TO STEWARDSHIP http://www.globalsherpa.org/cdp-water-business-risk-stewardship

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 


 

 

                                 ============================

            CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS IN YOUR WATER

                                ============================


Environmental Working Group

- ▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011


The Daily Green:

- ▶ WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112


 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour
                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION

**** POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/


 

Reuters, August 03, 2014
- ▶ SOME 400,000 IN OHIO WITHOUT DRINKING WATER DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS FROM AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/03/us-usa-water-ohio-idUSKBN0G30L620140803


July 4, 2013 EurActive

- ▶ EU: NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 

- ▶ * BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour

 

The Associated Press Investigation:
- ▶ *PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal

- ▶ NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

 

- ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt


 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                     PBS Newshour Video

                                          March 15, 2013

          HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html


 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER  AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

 June 5, 2013 Washington Post

- ▶ *IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIME BOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

 Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

- ▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD, WATER AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html


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                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

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                                  FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av



 


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Efren Gallardo's curator insight, March 4, 2:03 PM

in order to sell and make money off from water, you have to own water. since the population is growing water is becoming scarce. the nestle corporation owns more than 70% of bottled water brand.

Nguyễn Nguyễn's curator insight, August 8, 11:11 PM

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, August 19, 1:40 PM

AWESOME RESOURCE ON WHAT TPTBs ARE DOING WITH OUR WATER. THE EXAMPLE HERE IS JUST ONE COMPANY ---NESTLE. Thank you PJD.

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


 ▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICA. In recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATIONN IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 

 

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          SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1

 

May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400


 

The Washington Post, August 05, 2014\
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION (NO CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY HERE)  http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most

 

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

 

EuroActive, July 10, 2014
 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/

 

 

                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                   http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688


 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

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 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

 Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
  -▶ WALL STREET QUIETLY GOBBLING UP AMERICA'S FARM LAND http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/wall-street-quietly-gobbling-americas-farm-land/

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


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Alternet, August 22, 2014
HOW THE ULTRA-RICH .01% HAVE SUCKED UP EVEN MORE OF AMERICA'S WEALTH THAN YOU THINK http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-ultra-rich-01-have-sucked-even-more-americas-wealth-you-think

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                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


 

 ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

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Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit?

Should companies compensate society for environmental destruction from which they profit? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                     ECOCIDE:  PUTTING PEOPLE AND PLANET FIRST

"Guardianship is a word that rings out in my head. We are meant to be guardians and trustees of this planet. For me, and for many others, the collective goal of humanity is towards the stewardship of our people, the planet and our ecosystems. We have a duty to protect and enhance our communities and ecosystems for the betterment of future generations"...Nicole Tilde


The Conversation, August 12, 2014
-▶ AN OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL NOT MAKE THE BEST USE OF NATURAL ASSETS http://theconversation.com/an-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-not-make-the-best-use-of-natural-assets-30283


 Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD


 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


                                                      VIDEO (3.30)
                                            Grassroots International
PUTTING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY BEFORE CORPORATE PROFITS
Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights. http://www.grassrootsonline.org/issues/resource-rights


▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 ▶ A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
 ▶ US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT: NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


 

 ▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR


Reuters, August 05, 2014
-▶ SINGAPORE APPROVES BILL FOR HEFTY FINES ON DOMESTIC, OVERSEAS AIR POLLUTERS INVOLVING SLASH & BURN OF RAINFORESTS IN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-singapore-haze-lawmaking-idUSKBN0G50WB20140805


 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

April 29, 2013 Mongabay

▶  The environment is a public good. We all share and depend on clean water, a stable atmosphere, and abundant biodiversity for survival, not to mention health and societal well-being. But under our current global economy, industries can often destroy and pollute the environment—degrading public health and communities...  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0429-hance-teeb-externalities.html

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/


▶  MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA : INDONESIA IS THE WORST http://sco.lt/7DsLLd


 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014

  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

Epoch Times, April 26, 2014
  ▶ THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB AS MODERN DAY CORPORATE COLONIALISM http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/641082-the-global-land-grab-as-modern-day-corporate-colonialism/

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. - DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

▶  STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h

 


 

Takepart, May 16, 2014
- ▶ TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES, EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY (THIS MEANS YOU) . One-fourth of Earth’s species could be driven to extinction by 2050, just as a result of climate change. That’s not even counting the ones threatened by habitat eradication, toxins, and other plagues we have wrought on those with whom we share our home.
Solving these problems will take a global village. Every sector has some role to play, including the private sector, which has until recently been cast primarily as the problem, not part of the solution. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/endangered-species-day-everyone-has-role-pla

 

 Nation of Change, April 29, 2014
▶  HOLDING THE SILENT KILLERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION ACCOUNTABLE http://www.nationofchange.org/holding-silent-killers-environmental-destruction-accountable-1398778324

 

▶  Corporate Crime Reporter, April 03, 2014
PETROLEUM CORPORATION TO PAY $5-15 BILLION FOR '85 YEARS OF POISONING THE EARTH' http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/kerr-mcgee-to-pay-5-15-billion-for-85-years-of-poisoning-the-earth/

 

Grist, May 05, 2014
▶  CHEMICAL PLANTS ENDANGER 134 MILLION AMERICANS.  WHO GET'S THE WORST OF IT People of color communities are treated as if they are disposable human beings,” http://grist.org/climate-energy/chemical-plants-endanger-134-million-americans-who-gets-the-worst-of-it/

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
We're living on a beautiful planet and as a human race we've been here for thousands of years. Our planet didn't need to be protected; life was flourishing on its own, with its own agenda. However for the past 100 years we've made a tremendous impact with our footprint due to the growth of world population and the industrialization of our everyday life. Economy, profit and capitalization became more important than respecting our planet and an ancient knowledge to advance a new way of life. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

  ▶  UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY:  INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR "IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE? http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

▶  TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES AND PROFITS FROM THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF UNREGULATED TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

Nation of Change, March 3, 2013 -
▶ 8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238



 

 ▶  LARGE CORPORATE SUBSIDIZED  FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014

-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

 Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014
 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

 

                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

 

Washington Post, November 15, 2014
▶  POLLUTION IS SEGREGATED TOO: Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards --  toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- that few of us would willingly choose as neighbors. The invariable answer: poor people and communities of color. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/15/pollution-is-substantially-worse-in-minority-neighborhoods-across-the-u-s/

 

                                                      VIDEO

COULD A LAW OF ECOCIDE STOP THE MASS DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE EARTH? http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/could-a-law-of-ecocide-stop-the-mass-damage-and-destruction-of-the-earth-polly-higgins-thinks-so/

 

                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

May 7, 2013 Al Jazeera
▶  CHILD MINERS: INDIA'S CRYING SHAME http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/20135582251240200.html

 

▶  LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: THE $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE. REPORT REVEAL SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION   http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

                                                       REPORT

                                March 22, 2013 Environment America

                                   WASTING OUR WATERWAYS 2012

▶  INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CONTINUE TO DUMP MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AMERICA'S RIVERS, STREAMS, LAKES AND OCEAN WATERS http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

 

                          ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          http://sco.lt/856DXl


▶  STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL AND MONOCROP AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/5Ylp7h


 

▶ SUMATRAN RAINFORESTS RAVAGED WITH ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - FOR INVASIVE PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6Sdg13

 

▶  MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

▶  DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL: THE ONGOING SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl

 

 ▶  FRACKING AWAY THE WATER: Report warns of dwindling water supply reaching crisis point in USA http://sco.lt/5eMhNJ

 

▶  LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv

 

           DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

▶  MINING COMPANIES DEVASTATE PRISTINE WISCONSIN FOR FRAC-SAND: LEAVING A MINING, CHEMICAL WASTELAND  http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

                    Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy

                                         http://sco.lt/6vvj4T

 

 

April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

 ▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

June 3, 2013 Culture Collapse Disorder
 ▶  WHAT IS CULTURE COLLAPSE DISORDER? ECOPSYCHOPATHY AND THE END OF CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT http://www.culturecollapsedisorder.com/blog/what-is-culture-collapse-disorder-ecopsychopathy-and-the-end-of-culture-as-we-know-it/

 

▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS: SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION  http://sco.lt/7hwpBB

 

▶  FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT DOESN'T APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5kP4Of

 

▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD:  IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

 ▶  CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY:  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG CHEMICAL CARTEL http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶  BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR NATURAL CAPITAL: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity http://www.teebweb.org/

 


▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P



▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL IS  BEING HEADED OFF BY SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS.......

 

▶  OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVING US TOWARDS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS CSR AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6JnpS5

 

 

▶  TERRACIDE: The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits http://sco.lt/8poZIf

 

 

 

▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

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 June 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR  WELL BEING. We seek economic success to improve lives and contribute to the society we want. BUSINESSES HAVE LOST THEIR WAY BY FOCUSING ON PROFIT MAXIMISATION AT ANY COST http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/economic-success-not-enough-wellbeing

 

-▶ BUDDHIST ECONOMICS: HOW TO STOP PRIORITIZING GOODS OVER PEOPLE AND CONSUMPTION OVER CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" — a magnificent collection of essays at the intersection of economics, ethics, and environmental awareness http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/07/buddhist-economics-schumacher/

 

 NationofChange, July 27, 2014
-▶  THE EMPIRE ECONOMY DOES NOT SERVE THE ECONOMY OF PEOPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/empire-economy-does-not-serve-economy-or-people-1406466461



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Alternet, August 22, 2014
HOW THE ULTRA-RICH .01% HAVE SUCKED UP EVEN MORE OF AMERICA'S WEALTH THAN YOU THINK http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-ultra-rich-01-have-sucked-even-more-americas-wealth-you-think

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                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

 OnePlanet, May 27, 2014
 -▶ MONBIOT:  THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF GROWTH:  To succeed is to destroy ourselves. To fail is to destroy ourselves. That is the bind we have created. The trajectory of compound growth shows that the scouring of the planet has only just begun. As the volume of the global economy expands, everywhere that contains something concentrated, unusual, precious will be sought out and exploited, its resources extracted and dispersed, the world’s diverse and differentiated marvels reduced to the same grey stubble. http://oneplanet-sustainability.org/2014/05/28/monbiot-how-you-measure-the-depth-of-our-problem-by-our-inability-even-to-discuss-it/

 

                                          BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
▶ HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2

 

The Guardian - Social Impact Hub - September 24, 2013

▶  BUSINESSES CANNOT AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND MORAL ISSUES http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-confront-cultural-social-moral-issues

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                              "THE IOU PROJECT" - Introduction
                           "THE WEAVER vs THE MACHINE"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yybe3hB3Ix4&feature=youtu.be

 

 Harvard Business Review, May 15, 2014
- ▶ TAKING BUSINESS BACK FROM WALL STREET: THE DANGERS OF MANAGING COMPANIES FOR SHAREHOLDERS  http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/05/taking-business-back-from-wall-street/

 

 Guardian April 08, 2014, George Monbiot

-▶ HOW HAVE THESE CORPORATIONS COLONIZED OUR PUBLIC LIFE? Power is shifting: to places in which we have no voice or vote. Domestic policies are forged by special advisers and spin doctors, by panels and advisory committees stuffed with lobbyists http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/08/corporations-public-life-unilever

 

                                                             VIDEO
                                      NEW SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
                                       Skoll Foundation, April 02, 2014
▶  ECONOMIC GROWTH DOES "NOT AUTOMATICALLY" LEAD TO SOCIAL ADVANCEMENT  http://www.skollfoundation.org/economic-growth-does-not-automatically-lead-to-social-advancement-new-social-progress-index/

    The Social Progress Index, created by a team led by Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, is designed as a complement to GDP and other economic indicators to provide a more holistic understanding of countries’ overall performance.

*     Professor Michael E. Porter said: “Until now, the assumption has been that there is a direct relationship between economic growth and wellbeing. However, the Social Progress Index finds that all economic growth is not equal. While higher GDP per capita is correlated with social progress, the connection is far from automatic. For similar levels of GDP, we find that some countries achieve much higher levels of social progress than others.” http://www.skollfoundation.org/economic-growth-does-not-automatically-lead-to-social-advancement-new-social-progress-index/

 

 ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE  http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN

 

▶ CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON ITS DESTRUCTION:  NO TO BIODIVERSITY CARBON OFFSETTING  http://sco.lt/8pAoSn

 

Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://sco.lt/6ENwQL

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh

 

  ▶ PASSING THE BUCK: MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID: REPORT http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

 ▶  INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW http://sco.lt/961quP

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                   Vandana Shiva (59:14)

                              FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013 -

                                       THE LIMITS OF GDP "GROWTH".

The cult of 'growth' has dictated policy for decades. But if well-being, not growth, is our goal, selling resources that bring long term wellbeing to communities for short term gain is a very bad deal. Hard as it may be for the West to understand, protecting the ecological resources of communities might be more important than GDP figures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

 

World Bank President

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY: BREWING A GLOBAL SOCIAL UPHEAVAL http://sco.lt/7BHcun

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute
▶  NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

                                                    WATCH:
            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT:

IS GDP THE WRONG YARDSTICK FOR MEASURING PROSPERITY? QUANTIFYING UNPRICEABLE PROSPERITY  http://sco.lt/6dDcvZ

 

▶  THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION VS. COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION http://sco.lt/8ObBCL

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, March 25, 2014
▶  CSR OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:  WHICH HAS MORE SOCIAL IMPACT? http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2014/mar/25/corporate-social-responsibility-better-social-business

 

September 13, 2013 Oxfam

▶  A CAUTIONARY TALE:  EUROPE'S BITTER CRISIS OF AUSTERITY AND INEQUALITY - Europe's aggressive plans to balance the books by slashing public spending are proving to be a disaster. By ignoring mistakes from history, Europe risks repeating them. The most vulnerable people in Europe are facing an ‘austerity winter' that could last a generation http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/13-09-13-cautionary-tale-europes-bitter-crisis-austerity-inequality

 

                                                        VIDEO

▶  "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" : DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY -  http://sco.lt/9273Jp

 

 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH

 

 ▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

September 9, 2013 Washington Post
▶  HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/

 

May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review
▶  PARTING WAYS WITH PUBLIC TRADING http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html

 

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? http://sco.lt/6X0IC1

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk

 

 

▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 ▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh http://sco.lt/8qtqoD

 

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

▶  MONDRAGON: SPAIN'S GIANT CO-OPERATIVE: A GROWING ALTERNATIVE MODEL TO CAPITALISM http://sco.lt/79nTrF

 

▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL BEING OF HUMANITY http://sco.lt/5Z51bV

 

 

                                                    VIDEO REPORT
                                 September 12, 2013 Democracy Now
▶  THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY: AS INEQUALITY HITS RECORD HIGH: Sasha Abramsky Author of  "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives."  on the Forgotten Poor http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/12/the_american_way_of_poverty_as

 

▶ PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING:  THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP" http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

▶ "CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY"  With Ananya Roy

Global Envision: Exploring Market-driven Solutions to Poverty

http://www.globalenvision.org/2013/08/06/%E2%80%9Ccan-we-shop-end-poverty%E2%80%9D

- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuf-N66CGI

 

 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

 

 ▶  FIND YOUR COMPANY'S TRUE PURPOSE: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT RAKING IN THE MONEY http://sco.lt/4lWrkP

 

▶  THE RESPONSIBLE ETHICS OF A NEW ECONOMY OR 'SUSTAINABLE GREEN WASHING'? http://sco.lt/5o1IBt

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                           VIDEO

                              GREAT PSA - Survival International

No Debt–No bombs–no prisons–no poverty–no homelessness & people call them "primitive !!! http://sco.lt/6YHJpp

 

 

September 13, 2013 CSRWire Talkback, Francesca Rheannon
▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1013-the-tragedy-of-the-market-the-promise-of-the-commons

 

CSRwire Talkback -
▶  OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons

 

                                        June 21, 2013 Truthout
                                  CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY:

                                       THE AMERICAN STORY:

                                     Citizens Without Obligations?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17042-citizens-without-obligations

 

 

 -▶ WALL STREET TAKES AIM AT FARMLAND:  THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/9HBsPZ

 

 ▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies  Leaving Chemical Cesspool In Their Wake http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

▶  SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION:  CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

March 1, 2013 Global Research
▶  PREDATORY CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF THE "GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY". http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE ALL IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/7MUMN7

 

 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

June 29, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  BELIEVE IT OR NOT - 13 MIND-BLOWING FACT ABOUT AMERICA'S TAX-DODGING CORPORATIONS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/29

 

                                                         WATCH:

                     "THE MONEY FIX" - A Contemplative Film (73:40)

                                            From Ethical Markets

                                              http://sco.lt/8XxACv

 

                                                            Video:

                             MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES

                                                http://sco.lt/68WAIz

 

                                                           WATCH: 

                                  Bill Moyers and Company June 21, 2013

      UNITED STATES OF ALEC: THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE - The Antithesis of Corporate Social Responsibility. How Corporations Are Controlling Our Legislation for one thing, their own profits and bottom-lines - in secret

http://sco.lt/5SzPKD

 

▶  ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS - PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5BKosr

 

▶  BIGGER, FASTER, MORE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: http://sco.lt/522wPR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REWILD THE CHILD: Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

REWILD THE CHILD: Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


 November 19, 2012 The Guardian, George Monbiot

- ▶  IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT.  With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm...

... While the surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, I think, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/children-lose-contact-with-nature


George Monbiot, October 7, 2013

- ▶  REWILD THE CHILD  http://www.monbiot.com/2013/10/07/rewild-the-child/



School A to Z
- ▶  DO KIDS LEARN BETTER OUTDOORS? REAL LIFE ACTIVE LEARNING. It's never been more important for children to get off the lounge and take a break in the great outdoors, however the benefits aren't just health relatedhttp://www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/wellbeing/development/why-your-child-may-learn-better


Children In Nature Collaborative
LOOKING TOWARDS THAT MAGICAL MOMENT. A 69 percent decrease in time spent in outdoor activities and games on days off from school. These concerns and others related to children’s lack of connection to the natural world are part of a complex picture. Despite the extraordinary efforts of the movement, time spent outdoors by children across the globe continues to decline at an alarming rate http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5098ae2bbd84a5038da2a0128&id=1766599b45&e=82fb31e8b3


Scholastic.com
- ▶  WHY KIDS NEED NATURE. When a child is out in nature, all the senses get activated. He/She is immersed in something bigger than themselves, rather than focusing narrowly on one thing, such as a computer screen. They're seeing, hearing, touching, even tasting. Out in nature, a child's brain has the chance to rejuvenate, so the next time he has to focus and pay attention, perhaps in school, he'll do better.  http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/why-kids-need-nature



Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013

- ▶ FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

 

 Familyrapp
 - ▶ ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN UNDER 10 HAVE NEVER SEEN A WILD BEE http://www.familyrapp.com/edurapp/one-in-five-children-under-10-have-never-seen-a-wild-bee/


- ▶  CHILDREN AND NATURE:  OUR FUTURE STEWARDS http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/future-stewards/

 

 Mother Nature Network, April 09, 2014 - INFOGRAPH
- ▶  PARENTS WORLDWIDE AGREE:  KIDS NEED MORE TIME OUTSIDE http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/parents-worldwide-agree-kids-need-more-time-outside


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Huffington Post Screen-Sense, October 28, 2014
ONE-THIRD OF CHILDREN UNDER 2 HAVE USED SMARTPHONES, STUDY SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/children-and-technology_n_4171046.html


The Japan Times, July 12, 2014
THE PROS AND CONS OF KIDS OWNING SMARTPHONES http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/12/digital/pros-cons-kids-owning-smartphones/


The Japan Times, August 16, 2014
JAPAN:  MUNICIPALITIES BEGIN MAKING RULES FOR CHILDREN'S USE OF SMARTPHONES http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/16/national/municipalities-begin-making-rules-for-childrens-use-of-smartphones/



 Guardian Environment, June 30, 2014
- ▶  NEED TO GET CHILDREN OUTDOORS?  HOW TO ESCAPE THIS iPAD SCREENS http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/30/need-to-get-children-outdoors-how-to-escape-those-ipad-screens


Phys.org, August 22, 2014
- ▶   STUDY SHOWS READERS ABSORB LESS INFORMATION WHEN READING ON A KINDLE http://phys.org/news/2014-08-readers-absorb-kindle.html


  IOL Lifestyle, May 31, 2014
- ▶   WHY I'VE TAKEN MY DAUGHTER'S PHONE AWAY http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/parenting/why-i-ve-taken-my-daughter-s-phone-away-1.1696506#.U4oVZC_O7NU

 

The Atlantic, April 22, 2014

- ▶  MY STUDENTS DON'T KNOW HOW TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. "Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."  http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/my-students-dont-know-how-to-have-a-conversation/360993/

 

WrenSong

- ▶  WILDLIFE GARDENS BETTER FOR CHILDREN THAN TV AND DISNEY GARDENS http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/wildlife-gardens-for-kids-not-disney-yards.html

 

National Wildlife Federation,
- ▶ FRIENDING FRESH AIR:  CONNECTING KIDS TO NATURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE http://www.nwf.org/be-out-there/why-be-out-there/balancing-technology.aspx

 

YES Magazine, March 29, 2014
- ▶  YOU CAN'T BOUNCE OFF THE WALL IF THERE ARE NO WALLS:  OUTDOOR SCHOOLS MAKE KIDS HAPPIER -- AND SMARTER http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/the-original-kindergartenRainforest


Alliance

- ▶  KIDS ADOPT POLAR BEAR AND LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION WITH FUN NEW #KIDSAPP @HabitatTheGame http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/multimedia/habitat-app


                         BENEFITS OF SPENDING TIME IN NATURE
Showing children how everything is connected reminds us all that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves! http://www.naturerocks.org/benefits/index.htm

 

Children And Nature,

- ▶  NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/04/australias-young-natural-leaders-students-asked-the-questions-in-2012/

 

  The Independent, July 01, 2014
 - ▶ WHEN WE STOP CHILDREN TAKING RISKS, DO WE STUNT THEIR EMOTIONAL GROWTH? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/when-we-stop-children-taking-risks-do-we-stunt-their-emotional-growth-9422057.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                      Inhabitots, June 12, 2014
THE LAND IS AN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND WHERE KIDS CAN RUN WILD, LIGHT FIRES, EXPLORE INDEPENDENCE AND TAKE RISKS http://www.inhabitots.com/the-land-is-an-adventure-playground-where-kids-can-run-wild-light-fires-explore-independence-and-take-risks/


 TribLIVE, August 02, 2014
 - ▶ MORE PEOPLE AFRAID OF OUTDOOR - DISCONNECT WITH NATURE BLAMED. Once upon a time, children grew up playing outside: fishing the local creek, riding their bikes or building forts in the woods. But that's not the norm anymore...“You've kind of got a whole generation now that's isolated. They didn't grow up playing outside... http://triblive.com/sports/outdoors/6519595-74/outdoors-outside-baker


 

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                SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, NATURE EXPOSURE

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Inhabitots, August 21, 2013

- ▶  SCHOOLS ARE SWAPPING BLACKTOP FOR NATURE TO IMMERSE CHILDREN IN LIVING ENVIRONMENTS DURING RECESS http://www.inhabitots.com/schools-swap-blacktop-for-natural-settings-to-immerse-children-living-environments-during-recess/

 

Treehugger, February 21, 2014

- ▶  IS OUTDOOR EDUCATION THE WAY OF THE FUTURE? http://www.treehugger.com/culture/outdoor-education-way-future.html

 

Salon, February 16, 2014

- ▶  OUTDOOR LEARNING:  EDUCATION'S NEXT REVOLUTION? A Growing body of research suggests that exposing students to Nature could yield extraordinary results http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/outdoor_learning_educations_next_revolution/

 

August 29, 2013 Modern Farmer
- ▶ TURNING SCHOOL GARDENS INTO OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS http://modernfarmer.com/2013/08/using-school-gardens-classrooms/

 

 Children & Nature, November 05, 2013
- ▶  “WHY I PRESCRIBE NATURE” — PARK Rx:  In D.C., Pioneering Pediatricians Offer New Hope and Health Through Park Rx : The New Nature Movement http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/11/05/why-i-prescribe-nature-in-d-c-pioneering-pediatricians-and-park-rx-offer-new-hope-and-health/

 

                                                    VIDEO

      Children and Nature Network - The New Nature Movement
                                   "THE CHILD IN NATURE"

                                NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER

                               A Film by Miranda Andersen, 13,

http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2013/02/04/the-child-in-nature-a-new-film-by-miranda-andersen-13/

 

 July 22, 2013 Yahoo Shine
- ▶ NATURE'S RITALIN: 7 STUDIES SHOW WHY TIME OUTDOORS MAKES FOR HIGHER-FUNCTIONING KIDS http://shine.yahoo.com/green/nature-8217-ritalin-7-studies-show-why-time-172900536.html

 

Natural England
- ▶  ENGAGING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: Teacher insight study and evidence review http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/11085017


GR8 VIDEO (26:29)

WHEN LEARNING COMES NATURALLY: EXPLORING NATURE'S CLASSROOM

documents innovative outdoor-education programs around the country created to help children understand and experience the wonders and joys of nature. The film explores the immediate and lasting benefits of introducing young children to "green" experiences. Natural spaces - in the form of gardens, small trails and outdoor "green adventure" areas - allow for the discoveries and choices vital to child development and learning. In addition, outdoor education can cultivate in children a permanent connection with the natural world - a crucial ethic of environmental responsibility. http://vimeo.com/channels/371945/30186232/77981721

 

 

SlowMama, February 19, 2014

-▶INTO THE WILD:  LEARNING FROM FOREST KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLS IN DENMARK http://slowmama.com/travel/into-the-wild-learning-about-forest-kindergarten/

 

 Spiegel Online International, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GOING BACK TO NATURE WITH FOREST KINDERGARTENS http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/forest-kindergartens-could-be-the-next-big-export-from-germany-a-935165.html

 

  -▶ GO EXPLORE NATURE: WHERE CONNECTING KIDS WITH NATURE IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT Beginners Guide http://www.goexplorenature.com/

 

 National Wildlife Federation
- ▶  WHEN IT COMES TO THE WHOLE CHILD, NATURE MAY INDEED BE THE BEST KIND OF NUTURE http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There/Whole-Child.aspx

 

Mail Online, May 05, 2014
- ▶  CHILDREN WHO PLAY OUTDOORS ARE HAPPIER AND MORE CREATIVE SAY EXPERTS. The secret to happy, clever children? Swap technology for fresh air and an outdoorsy lifestyle, say experts http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2620499/The-secret-happy-clever-children-Swap-technology-fresh-air-outdoorsy-lifestyle-says-new-study.html


                                                       VIDEO

                                        PROJECT WILD THING

                           CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE

                          An interview with film producer David Bond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmMKmX6oI&feature=youtu.be&campid=twitter


 The New Nature Movement , February 07, 2014
- ▶ TRENDS THAT GIVE US HOPE: THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF GREEN SCHOOL YARDS http://blog.childrenandnature.org/2014/02/07/trends-that-give-us-hope-the-power-and-potential-of-green-schoolyards/

 

Guardian, Green Schools Hub, March 12, 2014

- ▶  CROPS TO CLASSROOMS:  HOW SCHOOL FARMS ARE GROWING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. School farms boost learning and engagement across the curriculum, and provide innovative ways to teach students about well-being and green issues  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/12/school-farms-engaging-students-curriculum-sustainability

 

 GOOD, December 6, 2013
- ▶  EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A FARM TO FEED ITS STUDENTS http://www.good.is/posts/every-school-should-have-a-farm-to-feed-its-students?utm_source=email&utm_medium=digest&utm_campaign=title&utm_content=learn&utm_term=2


 Guardian, Green Schools Hub, July 12, 2014
  -▶ ONE SCHOOL'S RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY APPROACH TO FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jul/12/school-food-plan-primary-project

 

Gizmag, June 03, 2013

-▶ CLASSROOMS THAT GROW FOOD. The SEED classroom is a place for children to learn and think about sustainability (SEED itself standing for Sustainable Education Every Day). Each 900 sq ft (84 sq m) building catches rainwater to be used in the sinks and basins, from which water is intercepted once again, and filtered through a "living wall" of edible plants. The classroom's energy is provided by rooftop solar power http://www.gizmag.com/seed-classroom/27763/


 Alternet, May 11, 2014
-▶  INSIDE THE NATION'S FIRST VEGETARIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL http://www.alternet.org/education/inside-nations-first-vegetarian-public-school


                                         The Nature Conservancy
                       STUDENTS GROW A BOND WITH NATURE
              Leaders in Environmental Action For The Future LEAF)

Educators from environmental high schools share best practices and scientific resources.http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/leaf/index.htm?src=e.nature&lu=3910716



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TIPS, IDEAS TO GET KIDS BACK INTO NATURE

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Ecosystem Gardening
- ▶ WILDLIFE GARDENING WITH CHILDREN CREATES AWE AND WONDER http://www.ecosystemgardening.com/awe-and-wonder-always-welcome-in-the-garden.html

 

April 18, 2014, Penn State News
- ▶ KIDS CAN EXPLORE FASCINATING WORLD OF INSECTS AT BUG CAMP http://news.psu.edu/story/312580/2014/04/17/campus-life/kids-can-explore-fascinating-world-insects-bug-camp


 Guardian Environment, June 30, 2014
- ▶ STOP THE TRAFFIC:  HOW WE GOT CHILDREN TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE STREETS AGAIN http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/30/stop-the-traffic-how-we-got-children-to-play-in-the-streets-again

 

  August 6, 2013 Living Green Magazine
- ▶ GET YOUR KIDS HIKING ! START THEM YOUNG AND KEEP IT FUN http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/06/lifestyle-choices/get-your-kids-hiking-start-them-young-and-keep-it-fun/

 

- ▶  THE iMATTERS MOVEMENT: The voice of the generation most impacted by the climate crisis must be heard... http://www.imatteryouth.org/

 

Center for International Forestry Research, January 20, 2014
-▶ STUDY HIGHLIGHTS LINK BETWEEN TREE COVER AND NUTRITION IN CHILDREN http://blog.cifor.org/21069/study-highlights-link-between-tree-cover-and-nutrition-in-children#.UudecPbTlcy



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                                             AND FOR ADULTS TOO

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                                                TED TALK VIDEO
                                             Louie Schwartzberg:
                               "NATURE.  BEAUTY.  GRATITUDE"
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude


Guardian, February 12, 2014
 - ▶ TEN REASONS WHY WE NEED MORE CONTACT WITH NATURE. It improves your memory, helps you recuperate and even makes your sense of smell more acute. So turn off your computer and get outside

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/13/10-reasons-why-we-need-more-contact-with-nature


 

 - ▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/7sjVKr


 

 Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/


USA TODAY, June 09, 2014
- ▶  LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/08/outside-good-health/9381341/


   FastCo Exist
 - ▶ A DOSE OF NATURE HELPS CITY DWELLERS FIGHT THEIR NEED FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024153/a-dose-of-nature-helps-city-dwellers-fight-their-need-for-instant-gratification

 

  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


 

 - ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8FyZST

 

 - ▶ URBAN NATURE:  HOW TO FOSTER BIODIVERSITY IN WORLD'S CITIES - A NEW URBAN WILDLIFE MOVEMENT?  http://sco.lt/7ZVttR

 

  - ▶ BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO YOUR LIFE -- AND THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/5ih73J




Psychology Today, May 15, 2014
- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

 - ▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

 

 ▶  LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH http://sco.lt/8amPlR

 

 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH - THE BONN CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J



 - ▶  THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 -▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 



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ecosentido's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:19 PM

Una excelente lista de referencia para aquellos que quieran estudiar la importancia de reconectarnos con la naturaleza #ecosentido

Christian Allié's curator insight, February 14, 6:25 AM

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And here we meet the other great loss. Most of those I know who fight for nature are people who spent their childhoods immersed in it.

 

Without a feel for the texture and function of the natural world, without an intensity of engagement almost impossible in the absence of early experience, people will not devote their lives to its protection. The fact that at least half the published articles on ash dieback have been illustrated with photos of beeches, sycamores or oaks seems to me to be highly suggestive.

 

Forest Schools, Outward Bound, Woodcraft Folk, the John Muir Award, the Campaign for Adventure, Natural Connections, family nature clubs and many others are trying to bring children and the natural world back together. But all of them are fighting forces which, if they cannot be turned, will strip the living planet of the wonder and delight, of the ecstasy – in the true sense of that word – that for millennia have drawn children into the wilds.

• Read a fully referenced version of this article at www.monbiot.com

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The Male Infertility Time Bomb: Men's Sperm Count Falling - Chemicals/Pesticides in Food and Environment

The Male Infertility Time Bomb: Men's Sperm Count Falling -  Chemicals/Pesticides in Food and Environment | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 Cornucopia Institute, June 18, 2014
 ▶  GLYPHOSATE/ROUNDUP AND HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/glyphosateroundup-human-male-infertility/

 

June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154

 

Reuter, July 09, 2014
- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709

 

 

Mens Journal,

 ▶   TOXINS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND MEN'S HEALTH http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/toxins-the-environment-and-your-health-20140319

 

New York Times, March 21, 2014

 ▶  A THREAT TO MALE FERTILITY - PHTHALATES http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/a-threat-to-male-fertility/

 

-▶ PESTICIDES & PROSTATE CANCER... AGAIN  | Pesticide Action Network http://www.panna.org/blog/pesticides-prostate-cancer-again

 

Philly.com, July 16, 2014
-▶ RIVER CHEMICALS ARE FEMINIZING MALE FISH Male fish with signs of feminization, including the development of eggs, have been discovered in Pennsylvania’s Delaware, Ohio, and Susquehanna river basins. The find is a sign of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the water, possibly from mixtures of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products, like cosmetics and antibacterial soaps, seeping into the rivers, Philly.com reports. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has begun sampling river systems to learn which exact compounds are present, and if they could possibly affect humans. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/20140716_Intersex_fish_indicate_chemical_problems_in_Pa__rivers.htm

 

 ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/6cpIbx

 

 ▶   TESTES WITH EGGS IN THEM !! FEMINIZATION OF MALE FISH BEGINS WITH US: CONTAMINANTS http://earthfix.kuow.org/water/article/clean-water-the-next-act-emerging-contaminants-fem/

 

 Our World 2.0, February 25, 2013
-▶ ENDROCINE EMERGENCY:  NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/endocrine-emergency-new-un-study-reveals-our-chemical-folly/

 

TakePart, October 28, 2013

- ▶ 12 DISTURBING HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS COMMONLY FOUND IN PRODUCTS AND FOOD http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/28/environmental-working-group-dirty-dozen-endocrine-disruptors?cmpid=tp-twtr

 

 Institute of Science in Society, March 19, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE "ROUNDUP" & HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_Roundup_and_Human_Male_Infertility.php

 

July 8, 2013 American For America
▶  EPA AND MONSANTO - RAISE 'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE LIMITS.. Toxic herbicide linked to serious health impacts – EPA puts Monsanto’s profits over public health http://www.americansforamerica.com/index.php/recent-posts/entry/epa-and-monsanto-raise-glyphosate-limits-really

 

Independent, April 06, 2014

 ▶   MALE FISH BECOMING FEMINIZED BY POLLUTANTS IN SPANISH WATERS  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/male-fish-becoming-feminised-by-pollutants-in-spanish-waters-9235701.html

 

AlterNet:

 ▶   SCIENTISTS WARN OF SPERM COUNT CRISIS http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/scientists-warn-sperm-count-crisis?akid=9760.216352.O2wp2S&rd=1&src=newsletter755734&t=11&paging=off

 

▶   FRENCH MEN NOT PRODUCING AS MUCH SPERM http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-sperm-french-idUSBRE8B40HR20121205?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

 ▶   BBC, SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FALLING:

The sperm count of French men fell by a third between 1989 and 2005, a study suggests. The semen of more than 26,600 French men was tested in the study, reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Dr Joelle Le Moal, an environmental health epidemiologist, said: "This constitutes a serious public health warning." Something in our modern lifestyle, diet or environment like chemical exposure, is causing this.”.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20593467

 

Mother Jones, April 10, 2014

▶  TURNS OUT YOUR 'HORMONE-FREE' MILK IS FULL OF FEMALE SEX HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/04/milk-hormones-cancer-pregnant-cows-estrogen

 

 -▶ BOYS WITH BOOBS: HIDDEN CHEMICALS FED TO KIDS CAN IMPACT THEIR HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-greer/bpa-health_b_2808888.html?ir=Green

 

June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change
-▶ MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154

 

  ▶   HUMAN MALE INFERTILITY: US FRUIT GIANT DOLE SETTLES 38 PESTICIDE COMPLAINTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2667141133/human-male-infertility-us-fruit-giant-dole-settles-38-pesticide-complaints

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014

 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE SPEAKS OUT:

 ▶   GMOs MAY LEAD TO AN INABILITY IN ANIMALS TO REPRODUCE": In a recent newsletter, the Kaiser Permanente company discussed the numerous dangers of GMOs in a recent newsletter and how to avoid them."Despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health. Independent research has found several varieties of GMO corn caused organ damage in rats. Other studies have found that GMOs MAY LEAD TO AN INABILITY IN ANIMALS TO REPRODUCE"... http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/14767-focus-top-us-healthcare-giant-gmos-are-devastating-health

 

Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE". Atrazine, one of the most widely used farm pesticides in the United States, has feminized male frogs and other animals in some scientific studies. But research examining potential effects in people is relatively sparse.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

▶   GMO-FED HAMSTERS BECOME INFERTILE, INCREASED INFANT MORTALITY AND STUNTED GROWTH  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2360707463/gmo-fed-hamsters-become-infertile-increased-infant-mortality-and-have-stunted-growth

 

 ▶   ASSESSING IMPACTS OF SEX HORMONE MANURE FROM MEGA-FACTORY FARMS (CAFOs) ON FISH POPULATIONS AND COMMUNITIES http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es302599t?journalCode=esthag

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:

 -▶ ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1

 

 July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

 -▶ USDA RESEARCHERS CALL FOR SAFETY TESTING ON NEW RNAi GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://www.globalpossibilities.org/usda-researchers-call-for-safety-testing-on-rnai-gmos-and-pesticides/

 

- ▶ GENDER-BENDER CHEMICALS: TRICLOSAN : "THERE'S A FROG DISRUPTOR IN MY SOAP" revisited - See the Amazing List of Product Containing Triclosan http://www.treehugger.com/health/triclosan-treehugger-theres-frog-disruptor-my-soap-revisited.html

 

 Mother Jones, March 03, 2014
▶  HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

 Mother Jones, March 24, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS CONDEMN NEW FDA STUDY SAYING BPA, ENDROCINE DISRUPTER,  IS SAFE: "BORDERS ON SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT" In contrast to the FDA's recent paper, roughly 1,000 published studies have found that low-level exposure to BPA—a synthetic estrogen that is also used in plastic, cash register receipts and the lining of tin cans—can lead to serious health problems, from cancer and insulin-resistant diabetes to obesity and attention-deficit disorder. In some cases, the effects appear to be handed down, with the chemical reprogramming an individual's genes and causing disease in future generations. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/scientists-slam-fda-study-bpa

 

 Our World 2.0, February 25, 2013
-▶ ENDROCINE EMERGENCY:  NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/endocrine-emergency-new-un-study-reveals-our-chemical-folly/

 

TakePart, October 28, 2013

- ▶ 12 DISTURBING HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS COMMONLY FOUND IN PRODUCTS AND FOOD http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/28/environmental-working-group-dirty-dozen-endocrine-disruptors?cmpid=tp-twtr

 

 

                                                      WATCH:

        SICK AND MUTANT FISH END UP ON YOUR DINNER PLATE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2757811647/sick-and-mutant-fish-end-up-on-your-dinner-plate-video

 

 

 - ▶ TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EACH YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

-▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 -▶   PHARMACEUTICAL, CHEMICAL  POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/6RbQ5R

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

▶ WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEW.  Tens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body/

 

August 30, 2013 Treehugger
▶ EPA SUED FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/epa-sued-failure-protect-school-children-pesticides.html

 

                                                  WATCH

                                        April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                       YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE

http://billmoyers.com/2013/04/29/your-body-is-a-corporate-test-tube

 

 

  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group

 -▶ A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...AND...NEW USA LEGISLATION BAN RETALIATION http://sco.lt/7ilmE5

 

  ▶  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

-▶ MONSANTO' "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP LINKED TO PARKINSON'S, INFERTILITY AND CANCERS http://sco.lt/4pt9tJ

 

 ▶ HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

▶ PROCESSED AND GMO FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

  ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz

 

 

   -▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014
 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html

 

                                                     WATCH

                 May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

               "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                   Male Frogs Deformed, Males Turning Into Females

Amphibians are linchpins in their ecosystems and important in medical research. What would the world be like without them? | Nature | PBS http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/frogs-the-thin-green-line/a-world-without-amphibians/4852/

 

 

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Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck : The Supply Chain

Modern slavery will continue if corporations keep passing the buck : The Supply Chain | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The Guardian, June 27, 2014

▶  MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK:

It makes good business sense for companies to actively pursue an ethical supply chain. Philanthropy to worthy third parties is not enough.

The Guardian's painstaking investigation into the Thai seafood sector and the US state department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report have offered arresting revelations in recent days. Not only have shrimp supply chains worldwide proved to be tainted by forced labour on Thai vessels and on soil. These reports show how businesses of all kinds are sullied by slavery – yielding $150bn in profit each year, according to the International Labour Organisation.

Many people suppose that most trafficking is for sexual exploitation (as in Thailand's own sex trade). Yet 68% of victims are exploited for labour – like in the violent seafood-processing facility in Samut Sakhon that several young Burmese women in a Thai shelter vividly described to me when I was the US anti-trafficking envoy.

And many executives assume that tracing labour conditions in their supply chains is futile and prohibitively costly. Yet if the Guardian can do it, the business community surely can – and must.

To abolish today's slavery, businesses must actively be part of the solution. Philanthropy to worthy anti-trafficking organisations is not as important as businesses living by the equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath – at least do no harm.

Single companies can act alone – such as the outdoor clothing company Patagonia, which carefully sources the down that goes into their winter vests and jackets... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/27/modern-slavery-corporations-business-sense-ethical-supply-chain

 

Guardian, June 10, 2014
 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

 

CSRWire, January 14, 2013
 ▶  MODERN-DAY SLAVERY AND HUMAN-TRAFFICKING:  IS BUSINESS READY TO FACE UP TO IT? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/675-modern-day-slavery-and-human-trafficking-is-business-ready-to-face-up-to-it

 

- ▶ PATAGONIA MAY BE THE WORLD'S MOST RESPONSIBLE COMPANY http://sco.lt/8Xb7xp

 

 Huffington Post Religion, December 2, 2013

▶  POPE FRANCIS AND THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CORPORATIONS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-seamus-p-finn-omi/pope-francis-and-the-soci_b_4480632.html

 

 

 

May 16, 2013 Yale Global
▶  CAN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS BE ACCOUNTABLE? http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/can-global-supply-chains-be-accountable

 

May 2, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  SUPPLY SHIFT: REVOLUTIONIZING THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/supplyshift-revolutionizing-sustainable-supply-chain/

 

The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva

An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 

Environmental Leader, November 05, 2012

 ▶  SUPPLY CHAINS THREATENED BY SIX-DEGREE GLOBAL WARMING

Some 85 percent of companies have more complex supply chains as a result of globalization, and adjusted climate forecasts mean businesses should expect climate change to have an even more destructive effect than previously assumed on supply chains, assets and infrastructure, according to two reports from PricewaterhouseCoopers. http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/11/05/pwc-preparing-for-climate-change-as-competitive-advantage/

 

Guardian, April 07, 2014
 ▶  TURNING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY INTO LOCAL CONNECTED COMMUNITIES.  "We no longer know where our food comes from when it ends up on our plate or where the waste goes when we finish a meal," observes Michelle Long, founder and chief executive of Balle .. Repairing the broken relationships wrought by the combination of economic globalization and corporate giantism is essential. And not only for our economy, which she argues will become more resilient and more productive as it becomes more local (ie boasting shorter supply chains, greater local ownership, closer proximity to the environment, higher socially inclusivity and so forth). But the more connected as individuals we are, she maintains, the happier and more fulfilled we'll be as human beings. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-economy-connected-communities-local

 

The Good Human, March 7, 2013
 ▶  SOURCEMAP:  FIND OUT WHERE YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS COME FROM. Sourcemap was created by the MIT Media Lab in order to let people know where products come from, what they are made of, and how they can impact people and our environment. It is a crowdsourced directory of supply chains and environmental footprints, covering industries ranging from food products to clothing to diamonds. I encourage you to explore the site http://thegoodhuman.com/2013/03/07/sourcemap-find-out-where-your-favorite-products-come-from/

 

Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION
                                         Frontline, June 25, 2014
                                            "RAPE IN THE FIELDS"
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.... http://sco.lt/6RWQU5

 

 

 CSR Wire Talkback, April 22, 2013
 ▶  RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS:  SHAREHOLDERS SHIFT FROM POLICY TO ACTION http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/812-respecting-human-rights-shareholders-shift-from-policy-to-action

 

Upside, February 28, 2013

▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

- ▶  MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR  http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

  -▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P

 

-▶ WHERE'S THE DEBATE OVER CORPORATE POWER: ETHICS AND MORALITY  http://sco.lt/7cjF9l

 

▶  BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/business-agents-consumerism-society-customers?CMP=twt_gu

 

 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7iOgin

 

▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

Washington, May 4, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶  UN FINDS "LITTLE APPRECIATION" FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMONG U.S. BUSINESSES . A United Nations expert group is warning that too many gaps remain in implementing new safeguards among businesses based in the United States, both in terms of their domestic and international operations, to ensure the protection of human rights of workers and communities affected by those operations.,,,

 “With a few exceptions, most companies still struggle to understand the implications of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights,” Puvan Selvanathan, the current head of the Working Group and one of the two members on the U.S. trip, said at the end of the mission “Those that do have policies in place, in turn, face the challenge of turning such policies into effective practices.”... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/u-n-finds-little-appreciation-for-human-rights-among-u-s-businesses/

 

                                         VIDEO REPORT

                                           BEYOND GDP

  THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM -- WITH MEANING

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014
▶ GROWING GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY MAY BE LEAVE WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind

 

▶ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

 

 ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

▶  BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 

▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND OUR GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/6RZJqL

 

 

 

 

▶  DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

 ▶ “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

                                                BBC VIDEO

▶ WHERE IS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY? CONSUMERISM AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/9Bgz9l

 

 

▶  CHILD LABOR CAUGHT ON FILM AT PALM OIL PLANTATION IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0209-dparker-child-labor-palm-oil.html#0pMOTU4EfiwPBwEO.02

 

Feb 28, 2013 - MongaBay
▶  INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DENIES CHILD LABOR CLAIMS, NEW ALLEGATIONS ARISE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-dparker-child-palm-oil-workers.html

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS
                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

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Why does big business want to save the world?

Why does big business want to save the world? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

Lucy Siegle: Multinational companies do have the power to make things better and perhaps they are beginning to show it

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, June 21, 2014

▶   WHY DOES BIG BUSINESS WANT TO SAVE THE WORLD? Can we trust the Earth's future to capitalists?

     Multinational companies do have the power to make things better and perhaps they are beginning to show it. Consumers, stand by to feel increasingly uplifted and guilt-free! The foremost means of "empowering global consumers",

     The Global Consumer Goods Forum, Boring old corporate social responsibility has turned into a muscular version of values-led capitalism, filling a political vacuum. "If hundreds of the world's most powerful companies can agree to get behind an ambitious call for any type of political action, world leaders should pay attention," said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International.

     A shift from unsustainable sourcing in a commodity, such as palm oil, to sustainable should mean a shift in fortunes for the biosphere. Without such a shift, the consequences are unthinkable.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/21/why-does-big-business-want-to-save-world

 

▶  A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 

 Jan 25, 2013 World Economic Forum

▶  WORLD BECOMING "UNGOVERNABLE" - GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS  . http://www.weforum.org/news/world-becoming-ungovernable-says-peres

 

 ▶  WHO'S IN CONTROL - NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl

 

                             BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT -

THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM - THIS TIME WITH MEANING http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL:  IN ONE SHORT VIDEO:  DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE  http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 

 ▶  POPE FRANCIS  WARNS ON COMING "IDOLATROUS" GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, PLEAS FOR ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9JnutN

 

 Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

  ▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

 

 

-▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US -- CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 

 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH

 

   -▶  THE ONLY WAY OUT:  CHINA EXPECTED TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/8eemWH

 

 

                               "AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET" http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

The Guardian, June 1, 2014

   -▶  THE OPEN SOURCE REVOLUTION IS COMING AND IT WILL CONQUER THE 1% - EX CIA SPY. 

Today's capitalism, he argues, is inherently predatory and destructive: "Over the course of the last centuries, the commons was fenced, and everything from agriculture to water was commoditised without regard to the true cost in non-renewable resources. Human beings, who had spent centuries evolving away from slavery, were re-commoditised by the Industrial Era."

Open source everything, in this context, offers us the chance to build on what we've learned through industrialisation, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyse the re-opening of the commons, in the process breaking the grip of defunct power structures and enabling the possibility of prosperity for all.

"Sharing, not secrecy, is the means by which we realise such a lofty destiny as well as create infinite wealth.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/19/open-source-revolution-conquer-one-percent-cia-spy

 

 

 June 26, 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation
▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/corporate-social-responsibility-essential-environmental-sustainability

 

 September 28, 2006 Yale Global

-▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home

 

 Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
▶ HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2

 

Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://sco.lt/6ENwQL

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 ▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/76Gtij

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

   -▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

   -▶  INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW.  EU PASSES LAW ON CSR REPORTING http://sco.lt/6ENF8D

 

 

 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

March 1, 2013 Global Research
▶  PREDATORY CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF THE "GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY". http://www.globalresearch.ca/rise-of-the-global-corporatocracy-an-interview-with-john-perkins/5329456

 

-▶ ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE  http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

-▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 -▶ HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

 ▶  THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

 

 

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Who's in Control – Nation States or Global Corporations? Does Your Democratic Vote Even Count?

Who's in Control – Nation States or Global Corporations? Does Your Democratic Vote Even Count? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

  Guardian, June 01, 2014
WHO'S IN CONTROL? -- NATION STATE OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? The limited ability of national governments to pursue any agenda that has not first been endorsed by international capital and its proxies is no longer simply the cross they have to bear; it is the cross to which we have all been nailed. The nation state is the primary democratic entity that remains. But given the scale of neoliberal globalisation it is clearly no longer up to that task.
 "By many measures, corporations are more central players in global affairs than nations," writes Benjamin Barber in Jihad vs McWorld. "We call them multinational but they are more accurately understood as postnational, transnational or even anti-national. For they abjure the very idea of nations or any other parochialism that limits them in time or space." "We are in government but not in power," said Lula's close aide, Dominican friar Frei Betto. "Power today is global power, the power of the big companies, the power of financial capital." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/02/control-nation-states-corporations-autonomy-neoliberalism


THE END OF FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENTS, THE RISE OF CORPORATOCRACY

10 FRIGHTENING PROMISED BY GOP SENATE CANDIDATES SECRETLY TAPED AT KOCH BROTHERS SUMMIThttp://www.alternet.org/election-2014/10-frightening-promises-gop-senate-candidates-secretly-taped-koch-brothers-summit


 NationofChange, July 27, 2014
-▶  THE EMPIRE ECONOMY DOES NOT SERVE THE ECONOMY OF PEOPLE http://www.nationofchange.org/empire-economy-does-not-serve-economy-or-people-1406466461


 Jan 25, 2013 World Economic Forum

▶  WORLD BECOMING "UNGOVERNABLE" - GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS  http://www.weforum.org/news/world-becoming-ungovernable-says-peres


 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION (NO CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY HERE)  http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most

 

Washington Post, June 27, 2014
▶  ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS THE U.S. ECONOMY IS RIGGED:  YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED WHO AGREES WITH HER http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/27/elizabeth-warren-says-the-american-economy-is-rigged-many-conservatives-agree/

 

 The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 11, 2013

-▶ IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests

 

 AATTP, March 26, 2014

-▶  THINK YOU HAVE CHOICES?  THINK AGAIN: THESE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE WORLD http://aattp.org/think-you-have-choices-think-again-these-corporations-control-the-world/


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THE UNITED STATES OF 'ALEC':

SHAPING AND CONTROLLING SPECIAL INTEREST LEGISLATION

ONE STATE, ONE CITY AT A TIME

http://sco.lt/8Q3lhZ

==========================

 

Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html

 

                                     PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING. 

                        THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                         http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

  ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


▶  LOBBYING:  MURKY BUSINESS OR DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY: http://sco.lt/6k957p

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL=BEING http://sco.lt/5T6cfh

 

                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                                   "BEYOND GDP"

              The Search For a New Economic System -- With Meaning

                                      http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 

 The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva

An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life

 

                                                   WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

 

 A VIP READ: CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

-▶THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014

-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 

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 - ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr

 

                                                WATCH

                          DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

        2014 Tribunal President Statement - Environment, Biodiversity

                                       http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

 

- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH

 

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                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

-▶ DESTRUCTIVE DAMS : INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/6zxQWX

 

 ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                       BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                           http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE

http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

  ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

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 ▶ MODERN SLAVERY WILL CONTINUE IF CORPORATIONS KEEP PASSING THE BUCK: THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN http://sco.lt/87TMnJ

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                  "ZOMBIE POLITICS AND CASINO CAPITALISM"

                                      Moyers & Company

▶  Scholar Henry Giroux says America's current political system is leading to a culture where people are so focused on surviving, they become like 'the walking dead.' A Culture Driven By Lust for Money and Power http://billmoyers.com/segment/henry-giroux-on-zombie-politics/

 

 

 Huffington Post Politics, June 09, 2014
▶  TIME FOR CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE BILL GATES' COUP http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-ravitch/time-for-congress-to-inve_b_5473992.html

 

The Guardian, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government


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 HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

============================

 

 

                                 ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR

CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW (GRAPHS) http://sco.lt/856Acb

 

 ▶ POPE FRANCIS:  "NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL". http://sco.lt/98y1L7

 

                                      OUR BIG FOOD MON0POLY

▶  MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

 

Alternet, January 26, 2013

NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                    WATCH

                    "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM" - HBO SPECIAL"

                                       http://sco.lt/5fWj8z

 

WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:

CORPORATE OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FIHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING

http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

 

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA (AND OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS) IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

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-▶  THE PREPARATION FOR A CORPORATE-CONTROLLED PLANET: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP  - NAFTA On Steroids http://sco.lt/5SJPe5

                              ==========================

 

                                                 WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                           CLIMATE CHANGE:

▶ UN IPCC REPORT AND NASA-FUNDED STUDY

INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

                                                      WATCH

CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS POWER REMARKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z



 

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                                  @pdjmoo ALSO CURATING

 

 ++CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment http://ow.ly/xjv4e

++CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://ow.ly/xjtWU

++OUR OCEANS NEED US http://ow.ly/xju1e

++BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment http://ow.ly/xju5P

++YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood http://ow.ly/xjuUA

 

 

 

 

 

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BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT - The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

 

                --- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST --

                                 Quantifying Unpriceable Prosperity


FastCoExist, August 28, 2014
WHAT WOULD GDP LOOK LIKE IF IT CONSIDERED THAT INDUSTRY TENDS TO DESTROY THE PLANET? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034768/what-would-gdp-look-like-if-it-considered-that-industry-tends-to-destroy-the-planet


                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                    NewsHour PBS, April 28, 2014

    IS GDP THE WRONG YARDSTICK TO BE MEASURING PROSPERITY

            (Finding GDP Alternatives - Quantifying Unpriceable Prosperity)

Gross domestic product, the total dollar value of goods and services sold in the U.S., has become fundamental to American economic policy. But there are other essential assets, qualities and conditions that GDP can't measure, like the health of the environment or society. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at another way of measuring progress that takes more of these variables into account... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/finding-gdp-alternatives-quantify-unpriceable-prosperity/


World Economic Forum, May 16, 2014
THE GROWING DISCONNECT BETWEEN GDP AND WELL-BEING.

The link between economic growth and human well-being seems obvious. Indeed, as measured by gross domestic product, economic growth is widely viewed as the ultimate development objective. But it is time to rethink this approach. In fact, there is a rising disconnect between countries’ per capita GDP and their citizens’ well-being, as rapid output growth exacerbates health challenges and erodes environmental conditions. Given this, people increasingly value non-material wealth just as highly as monetary wealth, if not more.

But persuading policy-makers and politicians of GDP’s limitations is no easy feat. After all, it is far simpler to defend a well-understood, long-accepted framework than it is to champion a new world view.

http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/

 


Toronto Sustainability, David Suzuki, March 09, 2014

-▶  MEASURING BLIND GROWTH (GDP) IS A FLAWED APPROACH:  A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY WILL MEASURE WELL-BEING http://ecoopportunity.net/2014/03/measuring-blind-growth-gdp-is-a-flawed-approach-a-sustainable-economy-will-measure-wellbeing/


World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014
GROWING GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY MAY BE LEAVE WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind

 

OneWorld South Asia, October 18, 2012

GDP NOT ADEQUATE FOR WELL-BEING:  JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/gdp-not-adequate-for-well-being-says-stiglitz#.U19mj8fp5K4


March 5th, 2012  - STWR - Share The World's Resources

▶  LIFE BEYOND GDP GROWTH: In the context of growing concern as conditions on Earth worsen, more and more people are starting to ask key questions like 'What kind of economy and society is likely to bring us true happiness?' The GDP just doesn't cut it anymore, says a report by The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society... http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/life-beyond-growth.html

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc

With the planet already exceeds its sustainable carrying capacity, we should be reducing our demands on it – not adding new ones. Simply put, we can no longer depend on GDP growth, and the limitless wealth accumulation that it implies, to solve our social and economic problems.

The world must align its value systems with this reality. We must learn to do more with less, decouple economic growth from resource consumption and nurture the social and spiritual aspects of our existence. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/


 Guardian, George Monbiot, May 27, 2014
-▶ IF WE CAN'T CHANGE THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, OUR NUMBER IS UP http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up


OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


Guardian, May 3, 2014
-▶ SAVAGE CAPITALISM IS BACK -- AND IT WILL NOT TAME ITSELF http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/savage-capitalism-back-radical-challenge

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
  CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2


Paul Gilding, February 2012

-▶  WILL MARKETS SURVIVE THE END OF GROWTH? http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/will-markets-survive-the-end-of-growth.html


  Yale Global

 ▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home


  ▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/7f68zR


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

                                    GROWTH IS NOT ENOUGH

                                    Published on Mar 25, 2014

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_AMEAnWyRk

Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.
 Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century's social and ecological challenges. She blogs on Doughnut Economics at http://www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth



Share The World's Resource, april 03, 2014

▶  COMMERCIALISATION: THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing


The Independent, June 16, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL 'COST WORLD FAR MORE THAN ESTIMATED' :  OLD ECONOMIC MODELS NO LONGER VALID FOR THE FUTURE WE FACE  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-will-cost-world-far-more-than-estimated-9539147.html


 RT Newswire, May 27, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS WE MUST REWRITE ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/27/climate-change-means-we-must-rewrite-economics-textbooks/


 ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH


 New York Times, June 13, 2014
-▶ THE LACK OF MAJOR WARS MAY BE HURTING ECONOMIC GROWTH: OLD ECONOMY WON'T WORK IN PEACE TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/14/upshot/the-lack-of-major-wars-may-be-hurting-economic-growth.html?_r=0

 

Bloomberg View, May 23, 2014
-▶ ECONOMICS NEEDS A REVOLUTION http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-23/economics-needs-a-revolution

 

World Economic Forum, Davos

-▶ WORLD BECOMING 'UNGOVERNABLE", Says Peres - - GLOBAL CORPORATIONS ARE REPLACING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS http://www.weforum.org/news/world-becoming-ungovernable-says-peres


 Guardian, November 11, 2013, George Monbiot
-▶  IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW: CORPORATE INTERESTS HAVE CAPTURED THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests


Guardian, June 10, 2014

-▶ WHO'S IN CONTROL: NATION STATES OR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS? http://sco.lt/5Vb2dl


                                                      WATCH

                              "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                                        http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ


                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                            http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


                                                     VIDEO
                                              PBS Newshour
            CONSUMING OUR WAY TO PROSPERITY IS MACRO FOLLY.
The American people are repeatedly told by financial pundits and politicians that consumption is an “engine” that “drives” economic growth, because it makes up 70 percent of GDP. This past December, my team and I produced a new EconStories video, “Deck the Halls with Macro Follies,” which took aim at this very old, yet common, economic fallacy. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/consuming-our-way-to-prosperit-1/

 

 17 January 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
NEW ECONOMIC MODEL NEEDED, NOT RELENTLESS CONSUMER DEMAND http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/new-economic-model-not-consumer-demand-capitalism

 

▶  BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/business-agents-consumerism-society-customers?CMP=twt_gu

 

                                         PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                             THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                              http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

 Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://sco.lt/6ENwQL

 

March 22, 2013 - Development Crossing

▶  HOW CSR ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY RATHER THAN PROFIT CAN DRIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/plans-in-zermatt-to-discuss-how-csr-ethics-and-sustainability

 

  Forbes, May 26, 2014
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY' MOVES INTO THE MAINSTREAM AS 'PROFITS WITH PRINCIPLES AND LESS RISK'. The World May Just, be Getting Better http://www.forbes.com/sites/dinamedland/2014/05/26/sustainability-moves-into-the-mainstream-as-profits-with-principles-and-less-risk/


 FastCoExist, April 30, 2014

-▶  ARE THE 613 LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY WORKING ON SUSTAINABILITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029698/are-the-613-largest-us-public-companies-actually-working-on-sustainability?partner=newsletter

 

▶  LET'S BE HONEST:  REAL SUSTAINABILITY MAY NOT MAKE BUSINESS SENSE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-business-sense-profit-purpose


 Stanford Social Innovation Review

 ▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY. This special supplement includes seven articles by Judith Rodin and others, sharing global perspectives on how social innovation can promote the well-being of humanity. View the digital edition and download the complete PDF...  http://www.ssireview.org/supplement/innovation_for_a_complex_world?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=supplement



                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI


 ▶  "GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS"  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/7aZ09h


 The Guardian, April 08, 2014
▶  HAPPINESS AND WELL BEING TRUMP MATERIAL AND GDP GROWTH: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/happiness-wellbeing-bhutan-gus-odonnell-policy

 

 The Guardian, July 07, 2014
-▶  THE BEST OF CAPITALISM IS OVER FOR RICH COUNTRIES -- AND FOR THE POOR ONES IT WILL BE OVER BY 2060 -- SO SAYS THE LATEST OECD PREDICTIONS (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/07/capitalism-rich-poor-2060-populations-technology-human-rights-inequality


 Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html


  ▶  ARE CORPORATE PROFITS EATING THE ECONOMY? TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM http://sco.lt/4yBwiv




===========================

THE SEARCH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEM

=====================


 April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options


DeutchWelle, May 27, 2014

-▶ INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM - THE BIG NEW THING? The Inclusive Capitalism Initiative's aim is to adjust the workings of the capitalist system so that it works well for more people. Not incidentally, this is seen as necessary in order to restore trust in capitalism, and so head off possible threats to its continuing dominance as a social and economic model. http://www.dw.de/inclusive-capitalism-the-big-new-thing/a-17665826

 

World Economic Forum, May 26, 2014

 ▶  WHY WE NEED A NEW KIND OF INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM http://forumblog.org/2014/05/can-capitalism-be-inclusive-sustainable/


▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

Rethinking Economics, April 11, 2014
-▶ RETHINKING ECONOMICS ITALIA - MANIFESTO http://rethinkingeconomics.blogspot.com/2014/04/rethinking-economics-italia-manifesto.html


                                                   VIDEO
     "GPI"  GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR:  MOVING BEYOND GDP

                                    http://genuineprogress.net/

 

THE STATE OF MARYLAND'S --  "GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR"
Maryland developed its Genuine Progress Indicator to measure how development activities impact long-term prosperity, both positively and negatively. Here in Maryland and across the globe, people are continually challenged by the need to find a balance between advancing economic gain and ensuring social well-being... http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi/



 ▶  A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8roT21

 

▶ THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  THE UNLIKELY HERO OF A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY?  http://sco.lt/8URdTd

 

 ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh


                                     RETHINKING ECONOMICS:

Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics. We are most likely to be aged 18-34....

We are from London, Berlin, Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, New Delhi, Lisbon, Manchester, São Paulo, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Islamabad, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Santiago, Lahore, Belo Horizonte, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Bangkok, Brussels, Calcutta and many, many more! http://www.rethinkeconomics.org/


                                                  A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1




=======================

GDP THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

=======================

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
▶   PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND ECOCIDE http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/


World Resources Institute, April 14, 2010

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS:  GDP,  ECOSYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.wri.org/blog/measuring-what-matters-gdp-ecosystems-and-environment#comment-870


                                              WORLD BANK VIDEO
GOING BEYOND GDP:  MAKING NATURAL CAPITAL COUNT FOR DEVELOPMENT http://live.worldbank.org/going-beyond-gdp


Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                                                 WATCH

                                       Dr Vandana Shiva

                                   "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

                       2014 Tribunal President Statement

                                    http://sco.lt/6qeJU1


Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1


The Guardian, George Monbiot, August 12, 2012
-▶  THE PRELUDE TO THE GREATEST PRIVATISATION SINCE ENCLOSURE -- PUTTING A PRICE ON THE RIVER AND RAIN http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation


The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf


 -▶ THE ONLY WAY OUT: CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH

 

RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/


Guardian Environment, May 21, 2010

 ▶  UN SAYS GOODS AND SERVICES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD SHOULD BE FACTORED INTO THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report


Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

 ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9


Vancouver Observer, April 28, 2014

 ▶  DON'T BUILD A PIPELINE, BUILD A NEW ECONOMIC MODEL: TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICEBritish Columbia, along with most of the western world, has based its economy on the right of individuals to pursue wealth, often at the expense of healthy communities and the natural world. In our current economic model, companies and shareholders’ returns are perceived to matter more than the land that sustains all life. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/don-t-build-pipeline-build-new-economic-model

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF GROWTH http://sco.lt/6HLK77


A HAIR-RAISING VIDEO EXPOSE

"STEALING AFRICA - WHY POVERTY?

HOW MUCH PROFIT IS ENOUGH?

                                               http://sco.lt/6DtaqX


SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


                                        Harvard Business Review

MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MEANING: CAN WE HAVE BOTH? THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS http://sco.lt/5kIkoT

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

 ▶   A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

 ▶ TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD:  THE END OF GDP GROWTH http://sco.lt/56g0ob


 

THE EPITOME OF A BROKEN ECONOMIC & POLITICAL STRUCTURE WITH NO SOCIAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

                                                    WATCH

                              PBS Newshour, May 27, 2014

AS LOUISIANA'S COAST SHRINKS, A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER RESPONSIBILITY GROWS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/louisianas-coastline-shrinks-political-fight-responsibility-grows/


 ▶  'SUPERORGANIZATIONS" - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/4pwZHN


 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX



 

-▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND ALL LIFE WITH THE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6RL6Yr

 

BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8gLwmH


▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARD A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 


 

                                    =========================


 

 -▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P

 

WITH A SHIFT IN VALUES, BUSINESS COULD DO WHAT GOVERNMENTS CAN'T: SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL SPECIES ON THIS PLANET http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-government-world-problems-davos-multinational

 

-▶  ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR  : 2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW  http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt


 ▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': POPE FRANCIS SLAMS CAPITALISM AS THE 'NEW TYRRANY' http://sco.lt/6RIQin


Guardian, May 13, 2014
▶  PAY INEQUALITY IS SUFFOCATING BRITAIN'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY -- AND OUR SOCIETY. When a CEO can take home in three days what it takes the rest of us a year to earn, we really need to question our priorities  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/13/pay-inequality-britain-economic-recovery


 - ▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn


 The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013

 ▶ MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out


VIDEO

"WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

http://sco.lt/9273Jp


 -▶  THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES - INVESTIGATION - CORPORATE WELFARE OR ECONOMIC GROWTH?  http://sco.lt/7o0mEj


▶  SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION:  CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY  http://sco.lt/9EPNkf


 

                                               ENOUGHNESS
                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                         http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO DOWNTIME? THE EXTINCTION OF DEEP THINKING & SACRED SPACE http://99u.com/articles/6947/what-happened-to-downtime-the-extinction-of-deep-thinking-sacred-space

 


  ▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE, Part 1 http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL



▶  HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITIC, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED


▶  BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh


 ▶  THE RESPONSIBLE ETHICS OF A NEW ECONOMY...OR "SUSTAINABLE GREEN WASHING? http://sco.lt/5o1IBt




=======================

STATE OF THE PLANET

=======================

 


 -▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

                                        EMPTYING OUR OCEANS:

 ▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO -THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - INJURED OR DEAD http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

 ▶  A WAKE-UP WATCH: "INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD" - THE PLASTIC CURSE http://sco.lt/77HhPF

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

                 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

             @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides


 

 

 

more...
Eli Levine's curator insight, April 29, 9:26 AM

Indeed, it's not enough to call the dollar value of what you're people are buying and selling "wealth".

 

Where are the environmental factors that will cost us money due to the loss of economic activity (thanks to weather and climatic difficulties)?  Where are the markers for well being and other aspects of human happiness?

 

Capitalism is going to kill itself off, regardless of what anyone does to try to save it in its present form.  The death has already happened, just as the roots of death are in anything that we may develop.  Either things will be eclipsed by better things, or else, they'll collapse into worse things that we'll have to dig our way out of.

 

I'd rather have things go the former way, rather than the latter.  Unfortunately, I don't have much of a say about how we achieve that.

 

So, we're stuck, thanks to the stuck brains of our leadership cadre.

 

Enjoy!

 

Think about it.

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Will Women Lead The Global Social Enterprise Revolution?

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 Forbes, October 17, 2013

CAN WOMEN LEAD THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REVOLUTION

Today, according to the according to The Independent, “Women are almost twice as likely to reach the top ranks in social enterprises as they are in mainstream businesses,” and “more than 90 percent of companies that focus on tackling social problems have at least one woman on their leadership team.” To put it even more bluntly, as former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said in her address at the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum in Rio de Janeiro, it seems that “women are natural social entrepreneurs.”..http://www.forbes.com/sites/yec/2013/10/17/can-women-lead-the-social-enterprise-revolution/



Huffpost Living Canada, August 16, 2014
-▶ WILL THE RISE OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP BREAK THE GLASS CEILING? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/leah-eichler/female-entrepreneurs-_b_5491435.html


SocialEarth, August 22, 2014
-▶ THE WORLD NEEDS MORE WOMEN ECOPRENEURS http://socialearth.org/world-needs-women-ecopreneurs



OpEd News, August 16, 2014
-▶ SHIFTING FROM A PATRIARCHAL TO AN EARTH CENTRIC PARADIGM http://www.opednews.com/articles/Shifting-from-a-Patriarcha-by-Anthony-J-Gerst-Earth-Policy-Institute_Existentialism_Gaia_Paradigm-Shifts-140816-107.html


WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CALLS FOR MORE WOMEN LEADERS 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that the empowerment of women is essential to development. Asked what would happen if women ruled the world instead of men, Tutu responded, “Men have tried to rule the world for centuries, and they have made a mess. Let’s let the other half try.”.. http://www.weforum.org/news/world-economic-forum-calls-more-women-leaders

 

 Huffington Post, Laura N. Henderson, September 25, 2013
WE NEED MORE WOMEN'S VOICES INFLUENCING OUR FUTURE GLOBAL GOALS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-n-henderson/we-need-more-womens-voice_b_3990755.html


                                                      VIDEO

                     Clearly Social Angels (CSA), March 05, 2014
                       WOMEN IN SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING,                           

http://clearlysocialangels.com/news-blog/women-impact-investors-international-womens-day/


FastCoExist
▶  TWO FEMALE VCs LAUNCH SILICON VALLEY FIRM TO TAP AN UNDERVALUED RESOURCE IN THE START-UP WORLD: WOMEN http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026479/two-female-vcs-launch-silicon-valley-firm-to-show-diversity-equals-profit


 

Tomson Reuters Foundation, August 05, 2014
WOMEN ACTIVISTS DEFY DANGER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.trust.org/item/20140805084308-4q693/

 

Pambazuka, July 09, 2014

NAMIBIA'S QUIET "ZEBRA SYSTEM" GENDER EQUITY REVOLUTION: Namibia's Gender Equity Revolution aims for 50 percent representation of Women in leadership positions.  A quiet gender revolution the like of which has been unseen in Southern Africa and perhaps anywhere in the world, is now firmly underway in Namibia. The ruling party, SWAPO has not only committed to filling half of its seats in parliament with women but also committed to what they call a ‘Zebra system’ whereby if a Minister is a woman then the Deputy Minister will be a man and vice versa. Even more ambitiously, the implication is that the roles will be switched in successive elections... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92420

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, July 01, 2014
WOMEN AND BUSINESS: THE HEART OF ECONOMIC VALUE CREATION http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/30/women-business-economic-value-creation-gender-diversity-leadership

 

Guardian: Women in Leadership, May 20, 2014
HOW FEMALE PhD STUDENTS ARE DRIVING BUSINESS GROWTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST. "Theories on the creation of businesses have been formulated and tested on male entrepreneurs and don't reflect women's processes and organisational styles" http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2014/may/20/female-phd-students-business-growth-middle-east

 

 allAfrica.com, Ma7 21, 2014
RWANDA:  WOMEN'S ROLE IN THE NEXT 50 YEARS:  THE AFRICA WE WANT http://allafrica.com/stories/201405210318.html?aa_source=acrdn-f0

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, Women in Leadership, May 06, 2014
WOMEN HOLD THE KEY TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN IRAQ http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2014/may/06/women-hold-the-key-to-economic-growth-in-iraq

 

Devex. April 23, 2014

HOW EMPATHY MAKES WOMEN GREAT SOCIAL ENTREPRENERIAL, COMMUNITY BUILDERS https://www.devex.com/news/how-empathy-makes-women-great-social-entrepreneurs-community-builders-83170

 

 Diplomatic Courier, March 05, 2014

EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN IN THE DIGITAL AGE http://diplomaticourier.com/news/topics/global-health/2087-empowering-girls-and-women-in-the-digital-age

 

Huffington Post Impact, Mach 26, 2014
HOW WOMEN'S WORLD BANKING HAS DESIGNED A COMMUNITY WITH PURPOSE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-buitoni/womens-world-banking-a-co_b_5022157.html

 

 ▶ WOMEN AND VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP DRIVES CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrea-learned/commitment-to-human-value_b_2052231.html


August 28, 2013 Other Words
WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? http://otherwords.org/where-are-the-women/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 26, 2012
WOMEN AND SUSTAINABILITY: TAKING A LEAD IN CHINA http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/china-women-sustainability-opportunities


TruthOut, November 7, 2013

THE FUTURE MUST BE GREEN, RED, BLACK AND FEMALE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19804-the-future-must-be-green-red-black-and-female

 

 Harvard Business Review, May 09, 2013

FEW EXECUTIVES ARE SELF-AWARE -- THAT'S WHERE WOMEN HAVE THE EDGE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/05/few-executives-are-self-aware/

 

                                WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

                                   UN Women, November 5, 2013

IN MYANMAR, EFFORTS TO BRING WOMEN TO THE CENTER OF PEACE BUILDING http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2013/11/in-myanmar-efforts-to-bring-women-to-the-centre-of-peacebuilding


United Nations Foundation, January 6, 2014
▶  RESOLUTIONS:  FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT  http://www.unfoundation.org

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 11, 2013

WOMEN LEADERS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ISSUES THEY FACE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/women-leaders-sustainability-discussion-highlights/blog/female-entrepreneurs.html

 

HuffPost Impact, April 06, 2014
20 YEARS AFTER RWANDAN GENOCIDE, A LOOK BACK AT HOW WOMEN REBUILT THEIR COUNTRY. Rwanda now boasts the world's largest female legislative representation, at 65 percent of parliament, and the country has seen a dramatic increase in life expectancy and an equally remarkable economy that is significantly reducing poverty. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/06/rwanda-genocide-anniversary_n_5093643.html

 

 Global Greengrants Fund

▶ 2014 SUMMIT ON WOMEN AND CLIMATE. 3 Reasons to Support Women’s Climate Initiatives http://www.greengrants.org/programs/areas-of-focus/women/announcing-the-2014-summit-on-women-climate/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, MARCH 8, 2013
                                           INSPIRING CHANGE:

Globally, more than 600 million women are small-scale farmers and landless workers. Twelve women from around the world share their daily challenges, experiences and hopes for the future to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. http://aas.cgiar.org/international-womens-day-inspiring-change

 @UN_Women @WEPrinciples #EqualityMeansJobs #genderequality #womensempowerment @womensday #IWD2014

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, December 18, 2013
▶  WHY THE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE BRANDS EMBRACE WOMEN ON CORPORATE BOARDS http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/dec/18/interbrand-valuable-brands-women-board

 

Guardian Global Development, February 04, 2014
WOMEN'S RIGHTS COUNTRY BY COUNTRY - INTERACTIVE http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/ng-interactive/2014/feb/04/womens-rights-country-by-country-interactive

 

 

  ▶ U.N. WOMEN WATCH: WOMEN AND PEACE AND SECURITY:

Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women :A lasting peace cannot be established without the equal participation of women and men and the inclusion of gender perspectives... http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/wps/

 

▶  WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE:  THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT http://sco.lt/83NaQj

 

One Green Planet, July 18, 2014
10 AMAZING WOMEN BEHIND YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL SANCTUARIES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/women-behind-your-favorite-animal-sanctuaries/

 

 Business Green, March 08, 2014
 ▶ WHY MORE WOMEN SHOULD WORK IN THE SOLAR SECTOR. In Solarcentury, there are plenty of women calling the shots and making a difference in sales, project management, legal, marketing, finance, development, operations, HR and engineering. And what a fabulous bunch of women they are; funny, competitive, smart and ambitious.  http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2332992/why-more-women-should-work-in-the-solar-sector

 

  International Women's Day 2014:

▶ IN PICTURES:  MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS AROUND THE WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/mar/07/mothers-and-daughters-international-womens-day-in-pictures

 

                                                           VIDEO
                                      Lighthouse activities on Vimeo
                  MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE WOMEN FOR RESULTS

                                  http://vimeo.com/79880031

 

 Storify, March 05, 2014
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (WITH IMAGES, TWEETS http://storify.com/cgiarclimate/celebrating-international-women-s-day

 

UNESCO, March 08, 2014
▶  WOMEN'S DAY 2014: EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IS PROGRESS FOR ALL http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/international-womens-day-2014/

 

UNDP, International Women's Day

▶  STATEMENT BY UNDP ADMINISTRATOR, HELEN CLARK, FIRST WOMAN TO HEAD THE ORGANIZATION: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/08/statement-by-undp-administrator-helen-clark-on-international-women-s-day/

 

 

 Ogilvydo, March 08, 2014
▶  WOMEN, ASIA AND INNOVATION: THE PERFECT STORM OF CREATIVITY http://www.ogilvydo.com/women-asia-innovation-%E2%80%93-the-perfect-storm-of-creativity/#.Uxv9KV5kJK4

 

 Applause Africa, March 08, 2014
▶  20 AFRICAN WOMEN WITH POWERFUL AND INSPIRING VOICES http://www.applauseafrica.com/xchange/202-20-african-women-with-powerful-and-inspiring-voices

 

 International Women's Day

La Via Campesina - The International Peasants Voice
▶  WE STRUGGLE AGAINST CAPITALISM, PATRIARCHY AND FOR OUR RIGHTS http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/women-mainmenu-39/1565-international-women-s-day

 

                                             PHOTO ESSAY
                         Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
                       WOMEN ARE FEEDING THE WORLD
     http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/women-feeding-world/

 

 ▶ THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/5ZBIbx


YESMagazine, October 22, 2013
WOMEN FARMERS FEED THE WORLD http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/women-farmers-feed-the-world

 

Stanford News, January 11, 2013
▶  EQUAL RIGHTS, EDUCATION FOR WOMEN KEY TO AVOIDING CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE - STANFORD BIOLOGISTS http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/january/equal-rights-women-011113.html

 

 United Nations News Centre, November 6, 2013
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO MANAGE NATURAL RESOURCES VITAL FOR CONFLICT RECOVERY http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=46433&Cr=women&Cr1=peace#.Unw0BI3piRR

 

UN Women: August 31, 2012
GENDER PERSPECTIVES ON WATER AND FOOD SECURITY http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2012/8/gender-perspectives-on-water-and-food-security/

 

Harvard Business Review, April 24, 2013
WHY THE DECLINE IN CORPORATE STATESMANSHIP? http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/04/why-the-decline-in-corporate-s/

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                  PUTTING A HUMAN FACE ON ECONOMIC POLICY

                                             BEYOND STATISTICS
                                  NewsHour PBS, January 7, 2014
NEW FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR, JANET YELLEN, NOW THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/jan-june14/yellen_01-07.html

 

▶ World Pulse, April 2014 

INSIDE THE WOMEN-LED DIGITAL REVOLUTION: WOMEN WEAVE THE WEB:   http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=eb2c67c4d1b299553dd934337&id=7c3bebe357&e=f5d2d64d46


▶ Cisco, April 24, 2014

FOCUS: Women in Tech http://newsroom.cisco.com/women-in-tech-april2014


▶ Vital Voices

CELEBRATING GIRLS AND ICT:  THE GREAT EQUALZER IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT http://www.vitalvoices.org/blog/2014/04/celebrating-girls-and-ict-great-equalizer-global-development


GIRLS IN ICT

Expanding horizons and changing attitudes : a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. http://girlsinict.org/


▶ Government Equalities Office - GOV.UK. -

Official feed for the UK Government Equalities Office, responsible for equality strategy and legislation across government on issues relating to women. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/government-equalities-office

 

                                                   WATCH

                              "I WILL BE A HUMMINGBIRD"

         Wangari Maathai : Africa's Great Female Environmentalist

                                            http://sco.lt/5TkqP3

 

International Women’s Day, March 8
WOMEN INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT http://www.aseanbiodiversity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=287:international-womens-day-march-8-women-inspire-the-future-of-our-environment&catid=1:news&Itemid=109

 

THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : NO LONGER A 'MAN'S WORLD http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

CNN Money, Global Edition
FORBES' IDEA OF THE 50 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS. By pushing into new territories and inspiring women in their home countries, these globetrotters are, quite literally, taking on the world. http://money.cnn.com/gallery/leadership/2014/02/06/global-most-powerful-women.fortune/index.html

 

Thomson Reuters Foundation, March 04, 2014
▶  FORBES LISTS RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN BILLIONAIRES http://www.trust.org/item/20140304163720-50kh6/?source=dpagehead

 

 Bloomberg, January 22, 2014
▶  SHERYL SANDBERG, FACEBOOK COO, BECOMES ONE OF THE YOUNGEST BILLIONAIRES IN THE WORLD http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/sandberg-becomes-a-billionaire-as-facebook-reaches-record.html

 

                                                   WATCH
                               World Economic Forum 2012
               LET WOMEN LEAD:  WOMEN AS THE WAY FORWARD
http://www.weforum.org/videos/women-way-forward-annual-meeting-2012

 

 The World Economic Forum, October 30, 2013

WOMEN HOLD THE KEY TO THE ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE http://forumblog.org/2013/10/women-hold-the-key-to-the-economy-of-the-future/

 

▶ Harvard Business Review, January 23, 2014
PUTTING AN END TO CONFERENCES DOMINATED BY WHITE MEN http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/theres-no-excuse-for-all-white-male-panels/

 

 ▶ 18 OF THE GREATEST INVENTIONS THAT REVOLUTIONISED THE WORLD.  ALL OF WHICH WERE INVENTED BY WOMEN  http://viralcircus.com/18-of-the-greatest-inventions-that-revolutionised-the-world-all-of-which-were-invented-by-women/

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

                ▶   CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST  ▶

Women, Indigenous and Youth Are Rising and Their Perspectives Must Be Taken Into Account http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/change-is-upon-us-and-change-we-must/

 

United Nations Development Programme  ISSUU

WOMEN AND NATURAL RESOURCES: UNLOCKING THE PEACEBUILDING POTENTIAL http://issuu.com/undp/docs/womennaturalresourcespbreport2013/40

 

 The New Yorker, December 9, 2013

A HISTORY AND TIMELINE OF WOMEN IN THE U.S. SENATE - INFOGRAPHIC http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/12/infographic-women-in-the-senate.html

 

 Scientific American, September 25, 2013
--- IT'S NOT JUST "NICE" TO INCLUDE WOMEN IN THE ENERGY SECTOR --  IT'S ESSENTIAL  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2013/09/25/its-not-nice-to-include-women-in-the-energy-sector-its-essential/

 

The Guardian Professional, November 27, 2012

WOMEN PROVE CRITICAL FOR HI-TECH COMPANIES TO ADVANCE http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2012/nov/27/women-gender-media-innovation?CMP=

 

Plus Social Good, January 17, 2014
EQUIPPING WOMEN WITH I.T. SKILLS SPURS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT http://www.plussocialgood.org/Post/equipping-women-skills-spurs-economic-development/b0fd7fdc-0a3c-4839-b650-ca0d152bc863


                                                     VIDEO

                           World Economic Forum, January 22, 2014
"JAPAN'S GDP COULD GROW BY 16% IF WOMEN PARTICIPATED IN LABOUR AS MUCH AS MEN": THE RESHAPING OF THE WORLD: VISION OF JAPAN - Special Address by Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. Chaired by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/reshaping-world-vision-japan

 

                                                     WATCH
                                                 KQED Quest
                                          PROFILE:  SYLVIA EARLE
She's spent much of the last five decades exploring and protecting the world's oceans. Find out why legendary marine biologist Sylvia Earle thinks that we may only have a few years left to save what she calls "the blue heart of the planet." http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/profile-sylvia-earle/http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/profile-sylvia-earle/


- ▶  A SHIFT FOR THE 21st CENTURY: FIRST FEMALE CHAIR OF CO-OPERATIVES IN UK IN 143 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2013/aug/27/co-ops-and-gender

 

August 28, 2013 Other Words, Emily Swift

THE MEN'S CLUB - Just 1 percent of America's top-paid CEOs are women http://otherwords.org/the-mens-club/

 

WASHINGTON'S MILLIONAIRE BOYZ CLUB http://billmoyers.com/2014/01/10/washington%E2%80%99s-millionaire-boyz-club/

 

 


- ▶ AN AWKWARD TRUTH:  BANGLADESH FACTORIES A WAY UP FOR WOMEN http://sco.lt/8S4OmH

 

Newsweek, September 24, 2012
 - ▶ WHY WOMEN SHOULD STOP TRYING TO BE "PERFECT" http://www.newsweek.com/why-women-should-stop-trying-be-perfect-64709

 

 Peru This Week, December 20, 2013
▶ PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT WORKS TO EMPOWER WOMEN ECONOMICALLY http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-peruvian-government-works-to-empower-women-economically-101783

 

 ▶ THE SILK HIGHWAY - WOMEN AND THE MALDIVES  http://imadmariyam.blogactiv.eu/2013/09/23/women-the-maldives-the-oppressed-majority/

 

 ▶ VANDANA SHIVA:  OUR VIOLENT ECONOMY IS HURTING WOMEN http://sco.lt/8zAPNR

 

Diplomatic Courier, October 24, 2013
WOMEN LEADING IN POST-CONFLICT NATIONS:  PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT AT THE EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA http://diplomaticourier.com/news/diplomatic-life/1826-women-leading-in-post-conflict-nations-peacebuilding-development-at-the-embassy-of-sri-lanka

 

Diplomatic Courier, March 16, 2013
PROTESTING PERVASIVE MISOGNY:  WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR INDIA'S WOMEN http://diplomaticourier.com/gallery-of-moments/1070-protesting-pervasive-misogyny-what-lies-ahead-for-india-s-women

 

 

WHY 'SOCIAL' RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS  http://sco.lt/5uNUXJ

 

FastCoExist
▶  TWO FEMALE VCs LAUNCH SILICON VALLEY FIRM TO TAP AN UNDERVALUED RESOURCE IN THE START-UP WORLD: WOMEN http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026479/two-female-vcs-launch-silicon-valley-firm-to-show-diversity-equals-profit http://sustainus.org/

 

 

Huffington Post Women,

 - ▶ MAGAZINE ADS SHAPE MEN'S ATTITUDES ABOUT MASCULINITY, STUDY FINDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/magazine-ads-men-masculinity-study_n_2806609.html


April 3, 2013 - Guardian Sustainable Business
 - ▶ MOCK ADVERTISEMENT EXPLOITING WOMEN REVEALS DISTURBING CORPORATE CULTURE http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/adverts-exploiting-women-corporate-culture


 - ▶ THE FORD AD IN QUESTION
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/03/27/wpp-sacks-creative-team-jwt-india-behind-controversial-ford-advert-featuring-silvio

 

 - ▶ GENDER NEWS - INTER PRESS SERVICE

Women make up half the world's population, but don't nearly share half of the world's wealth, well-being and opportunity. Two-thirds of the world poor are women, disproportionally exposing women to precarious living conditions, disease and unmitigated natural disasters. The media, meanwhile, remains a male-dominated sector in much of the world, contributing to women's voices lacking a crucial amplifier to put their concerns on political agendas and unleash the development potential of their ingenuity. Rather than then stereotypical victims of local and global forces, women are also organizer, innovators, conservators and community builders. These are some of their stories. http://www.ipsnews.net/news/gender/

 

 

 

A MOTHER'S VOICE:  WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs  http://sco.lt/8Fa5eT

 

MOM'S ADVOCATING SUSTAINABILITY http://www.momsadvocatingsustainability.org/

 

The Cultureist, June 25, 2013
THE 'SHE' SUMMIT OFFERS WOMEN ADVICE ON HOW TO RULE THE WORLD WHILE HAVING FUN http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/06/25/she-summit-claudia-chan-women-leadership/

 

                                             GREAT VIDEO (52:01)
                                  "THE ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR"

Reconnecting With Our Natural World:  Are We Willing to Listen and Respond http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator

 

 

Corp2020: Pavan Sukhdev Kevin Kromash, May 2013
- ▶  TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22221

 

ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

 ▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

 ▶ WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8FyZST

 

INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

                                                        VIDEO: 

▶ "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" - DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

 

Truthdig, January 14, 2013
WILL WE ADJUST TO LIFE ON A FINITE PLANET OR CONTINUE DEVOURING OUR FUTURE? http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13891-will-we-adjust-to-life-on-a-finite-planet-or-continue-devouring-our-future

 

A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

INDIA MANDATES WORLD'S FIRST CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING LAW http://sco.lt/961quP

 

 - ▶ MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SAY LABEL GMOs ... NOW http://sco.lt/8Qc0Gn

 

 

GLOBAL WOMENS LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE - WILSON CENTER http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/global-womens-leadership-initiative


Wikipedia
LIST OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED FEMALE HEADS OF STATE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_elected_and_appointed_female_heads_of_state

 

FEMALE WORLD LEADERS CURRENTLY IN POWER - AS OF JULY 14, 2013 http://www.filibustercartoons.com/charts_rest_female-leaders.php

 

 

                                                RESOURCES:

 ▶ GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN Global Fund for Women http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

 

▶ UN WOMEN http://www.unwomen.org/

 

▶ CENTER FOR WOMEN'S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP  | School of Arts and Sciences - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/

HUMAN RIGHTS, NECESSARY FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

 - ▶ U.S. DEPT. OF STATE: OFFICE OF GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/

 

 - ▶ GENDER AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN: International Work Group For Indigenous Affairs http://www.iwgia.org/culture-and-identity/gender-and-indigenous-women-

 

 - ▶ U.N. PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES:  INDIGENOUS WOMEN http://undesadspd.org/IndigenousPeoples/CrossThematicIssues/IndigenousWomen.aspx

 

 - ▶ THE GENDER WIRE - GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS  | Inter Press Service – Giving voice to gender equality http://www.ips.org/mdg3/the-gender-wire-highlights/ @thegenderwire

 

                                                     ALSO SEE: 

                         AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                      The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                     FOLLOW:  GIRLS' GLOBE http://girlsglobe.org/

 

 

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Inside The Great Garbage Patch of the World - The Plastic Curse. A WAKE-UP CSR WATCH

Inside The Great Garbage Patch of the World - The Plastic Curse. A WAKE-UP CSR WATCH | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                      WATCH

                       "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

                                           The Plastic Curse

A documentary that will give you an honest idea of how much contamination we are generating and how quickly we have to halt it in order to withstand the future.

 Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic. Civilization is plainly on an irrational course and the situation currently is close to hopeless. If we don't fix what we're doing to the oceans we'll ruin the building blocks of life.

Everything we share, which is the ocean, belongs not to corporations or any individual. It belongs to the world as a whole and that's getting trashed. When we start losing those resources we'll lose our very quality of life. Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. We'll also lose the ability our future generations to enjoy the quality of life that we were fortunate enough to have.

....http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

▶   BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

Science/AAAS, May 22, 2014
▶  TRILLIONS OF PLASTIC PIECES MAY BE TRAPPED IN ARCTIC ICE. Humans produced nearly 300 MILLION TONS of plastic in 2012, but where does it end up? http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2014/05/trillions-plastic-pieces-may-be-trapped-arctic-ice

 

Conservation Magazine,
▶  GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT. When a single swath of ocean contains more plastic than plankton, the simple act of taking out the trash becomes a grueling scientific challenge. http://conservationmagazine.org/2010/01/garbage-in-garbage-out/

 

Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013
-▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption

 

NRDC SWITCHBOARD, May 15, 2014
▶   LOS ANGELES KIDS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD:  "CLEAN UP OUR OCEAN"  THE URGENT PROBLEM OF PLASTIC & MARINE LITTER. Plastic marine pollution is a daunting crisis for the marine environment, with devastating effects....an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enters the ocean each year.  Plastic forms a large portion of our waste stream and typically does not biodegrade in the marine environment.  And it has a wide range of adverse environmental and economic impacts, from wildlife deaths and degraded coral reefs to billions of dollars in cleanup costs, damage to vessels, and lost tourism and fisheries revenues. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/los_angeles_kids_send_a_messag.html

 

                                                          VIDEO

              "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:  THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

                                           http://sco.lt/9KDREf

 

 

University of California, San Diego, March 09, 2012

▶   FISH INGEST UP TO 24,000 TONS OF PLASTIC EACH YEAR: PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 100 TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1972 -- AND WE THEN EAT THEM http://dgrnewsservice.org/2012/05/09/pacific-garbage-patch-100x-larger-than-in-1972-fish-ingest-up-to-24000-tons-of-plastic-each-year/

 

Washington Post, April 29, 2012

▶  IF THE FOOD'S IN PLASTIC, WHAT'S IN THE FOOD?

Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat, scientists say. In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn’t been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trace-chemicals-in-everyday-food-packaging-cause-worry-over-cumulative-threat/2012/04/16/gIQAUILvMT_story.html

 

▶  FDA’s DECISION ON ( Bisphenol A) EXPOSES CATCH 22  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22

 

 Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014
▶   PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

 

                                          MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV

 

 - ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

Phys.org, January 9, 2013

▶   PLASTIC WILL POLLUTE OUR OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS Australia's plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn't matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins... http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html

 

 

 Ghent University, May 07, 2014
▶   UNDERWATER ROBOT HOWS 'DEPTH' OF MARINE DEBRIS PROBLEM  http://www.ugent.be/en/news/bulletin/underwater-robot-shows-depth-of-marine-debris-problem

 

Nation of Change, May 14, 2014
▶   GARBAGE LAND USA:  590,000,000,000 POUNDS OF WASTE GENERATED ANNUALLY Less than 20% of that is reused or recycled. The elimination of food waste alone could feed an additional 1 billion people a year. With all this detritus piling up, it is time to take a look at what we can do differently, and waste not, the resources, which are quickly dwindling on this planet...http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

 

Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, April 12, 2013
-▶  LET'S STOP HIDING BEHIND RECYCLING AND BE HONEST ABOUT CONSUMPTION http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/apr/12/escalating-consumption

 

▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

▶  THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

                                                       WATCH

               "UNWASTED: THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                        BEYOND RECYCLING

                                        http://sco.lt/6Gg2m9

 

▶   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL:  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

▶   WHY WE COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD  http://sco.lt/5Tdn0L


Utne, May 2014
▶   BLAMING NATURE:  WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS ARE CAUSED BY US http://www.utne.com/environment/natural-disasters-ze0z1405zsau.aspx#axzz31dB2gikB

 

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                ENOUGHNESS: 

                WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                           http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

                                                  WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Meet Your New Landlord: A Wall Street Controlled Rental Market And Rising Rents - The Societal Consequences

Meet Your New Landlord: A Wall Street Controlled Rental Market And Rising Rents - The Societal Consequences | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

WALL STREET NOW LARGEST OWNER OF SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL HOMES You may not have heard of the Blackstone Group, but it’s the largest private equity firm in the world. And now it’s become the largest owner of single-family rental homes in the country. Over the last few years, Blackstone and other Wall Street firms have been quietly grabbing up huge swaths of the rental housing market, purchasing more than 200,000 cheap homes, hoping to turn a profit. At one auction in Atlanta, Blackstone swept up 1,400 houses in a single day.   

And as private equity firms gobble up huge swaths of the housing market, they are partnering with big banks to bundle the mortgages on these rental homes into a new financial product known as "rental-backed securities," reminiscent of the "mortgage-backed securities" that helped cause the last financial crisis. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/10/wall_streets_land_grab_firms_amass

Alternet, April 09, 2014

THE COMING NIGHTMARE OF WALL STREET-CONTROLLED RENTAL MARKETS: As More Americans rent instead of own, private equity groups move in for the kill http://www.alternet.org/hard-times-usa/game-homes-coming-nightmare-wall-street-controlled-rental-markets

 

Center for American Progress, February 27, 2014

WHEN WALL STREET BUYS MAIN STREET: MEET YOUR NEW LANDLORD. The Implications of Single-Family Rental Bonds for Tenants and Housing Markets http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/housing/report/2014/02/27/84750/when-wall-street-buys-main-street-2/

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                August 6, 2013 Democracy Now

A DREAM FORECLOSED:  WALL STREET FORECLOSURE BUYBACKS AT FIRESALE PRICES. As President Obama touts the "housing recovery," journalist Laura Gottesdiener examines the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis and how much of the so-called recovery is a result of large private equity firms buying up hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes. More than 10 million people across the country have been evicted from their homes in the last six years. Her new book, "A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home," focuses on four families who have pushed back against foreclosures. "The banks exploited a larger historical trajectory of discrimination in lending and in housing that has existed since the beginning of this country. The banks intentionally went into communities that had been red-lined, which meant that the Federal Housing Administration had made it a policy to not lend and not to guarantee any loans in minority neighborhoods all throughout most of the 20th century that didn’t supposedly end until well into the 1960s," Gottesdiener says. "And they exploited that historical reality and pushed the worst of the worst loans in these communities that everyone knew were unpayable debts — that Wall Street knew." ... http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/6/a_dream_foreclosed_as_obama_touts


Think Progress, March 20, 2014
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE FRAUD SETTLEMENT http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/20/3417092/foreclosure-fraud-settlement-complete/



 Marketplace, NPR

▶  WHY HIGH RENTALS? WALL STREET BUYS UP 40,000+ FORECLOSED HOMES CHEAP, RENTS THEM OUT FOR PREMIUM http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/blackstone-backed-real-estate-firm-learns-how-be-landlord


                                                      VIDEO
▶  THE FACTS BEHIND THE $2.5 BILLION WINDFALL PURCHASE OF BANK-OWNED PROPERTIES BY WALL STREET INVESTORS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynZx2Un34EU

 

Salon, April 11, 2014
GENTRIFICATION'S QUIET TRAGEDY:  HOW SWEETHEART DEALS ARE BRUTALIZING THE PUBLIC http://www.salon.com/2014/04/11/gentrifications_quiet_tragedy_how_sweetheart_deals_are_brutalizing_the_public/

 

Center For American Progress, February 27, 2014

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WALL STREET OWNS THE NEIGHBORHOOD: INFOGRAPHIC http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/housing/news/2014/02/27/84876/what-happens-when-wall-street-owns-the-neighborhood/


-▶ ANOTHER FINANCIAL CRISIS IS LOOMING:  HERE'S WHY AND HOW IT WILL PLAY OUT. The latest get-rich-quick scheme, with private equity firms buying up foreclosed properties and renting them out, then selling bonds backed by the rental revenue streams (which look suspiciously like the bonds backed by mortgage payments that were a proximate cause of the last crisis), has the potential to blow up http://www.globalpossibilities.org/another-financial-crisis-is-looming-heres-why-and-how-it-will-play-out/

 

                                                       WATCH
                                    Democracy Now, April 10, 2014

                                           WALL STREET'S LAND GRAB

                   FIRMS AMASS RENTAL EMPIRE, OUSTING TENANTS

                                   THREATENING NEW HOUSING CRISIS

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/10/wall_streets_land_grab_firms_amass

 

Alternet, April 10, 2014
THE VIOLENCE OF GENTRIFICATION IN AMERICAN CITIES http://www.alternet.org/violence-gentrification-american-cities


In These Times, April 09, 2014
HOW TO CURB GENTRIFICATION  http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/16531/how_to_prevent_gentrification

 


 Salon, February 07, 2014
WATCH OUT, SHADY WALL STREET LANDLORDS:  RENTERS HAVE A NEW ALLY IN CONGRESS http://www.salon.com/2014/02/07/watch_out_shady_landlords_renters_have_new_ally_in_congress/


 TripleCrisis, March 19, 2014

RENT IN A WARMING WORLD. Rent isn’t just the monthly check that tenants write to landlords. Economists use the term “rent seeking” to mean “using political and economic power to get a larger share of the national pie, rather than to grow the national pie,” in the words of Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, who maintains that such dysfunctional activity has metastasized in the United States alongside deepening inequality.
When rent inspires investment in useful things like housing, it’s productive. The economic pie grows, and the people who pay rent get something in return. When rent leads to investment in unproductive activities, like lobbying to capture wealth without creating it, it’s parasitic. Those who pay get nothing in return. Two other types of rent originate in nature rather than in human investment. Extractive rent and Protective Rent.... http://triplecrisis.com/rent-in-a-warming-world/




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RISING RENTS - COMMUNITY/SOCIETY  IMPACTS

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Nightly Business Report, May 07, 2014
WHY MILLENIALS RENT? A far stricter credit environment is keeping them outside of homeownership for now http://nbr.com/2014/05/07/why-millenials-rent-what-do-you-think/


Marketplace, August 22, 2014

SHOCKER:  RENT IS VERY, VERY HIGH http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/shocker-rent-very-very-high


Marketplace, June 3, 2014
HOW RISING RENTS, FALLING INCOMES CRUSH COMMUNITIES http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/how-rising-rents-falling-incomes-crush-communities


Marketplace, March 13, 2014
HIGH RENTS, LOW INCOME http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/high-rents-low-income


Marketplace, August 29, 2014
MICRO-UNIT APARTMENTS: TINY AND BOOMING http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/micro-unit-apartments-tiny-and-booming


Marketplace, April 21, 2014
PREFAB APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON THE RISE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/prefab-apartment-buildings-rise


VIDEO REPORT

Democracy Now
IMPOVERISHED CITY OF RICHMOND CALIFORNIA THREATENS TO USE EMINENT DOMAIN TO STOP ONGOING ILLEGAL BANK FORECLOSURES

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/6/california_city_threatens_to_use_eminent


 

                      REPORT:  STATE OF THE HOMELESS 2013
                      Coalition for the Homeless, March 12, 2013
The Coalition for the Homeless released its 2014 State of the Homeless report today documenting new record levels of homelessness reached in Mayor Bloomberg’s final year in office, with more than 53,000 New Yorkers and 22,000 children sleeping in shelters each night by the end of 2013.  The report also outlines concrete, cost-effective steps the new Administration can take to begin moving families out of the shelter system and prevent New Yorkers from becoming homeless in the first place. http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/blog/entry/state-of-the-homeless-2014/


 Guardian, March 12, 2014
NEW YORK HOMELESS SHELTERS HOUSING RECORD-HIGH 53,000 PER NIGHT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/homeless-new-york-city-shelters-all-time-high


                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                   The Real News, April 29, 2014

BALTIMORE RESIDENTS & WORKER VOICE OUTRAGE OVER PLANS TO PRIVATIZE PUBLIC HOUSING

1/2 VIDEO http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11793

2/2 VIDEO http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11793

 

Cooperative News, March 12, 2013
BRITAIN'S HOUSING CRISIS NEEDS TO BE TACKLED BY SOCIAL FIRMS http://www.thenews.coop/56877/news/general/britains-housing-crisis-needs-tackled-social-firms/#.UyK-8V5kJK4



 


 

    -▶ HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

 

  -▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8U908P

 

 ▶ A COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE: SELF SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/6sUh0b

 

August 24, 2013 Truthout
 ▶ THINGS TO KNOW AS COLLAPSE BECOMES HIP http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/18217-things-to-know-as-collapse-becomes-hip

 

 

 

 

 

 

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