Nature: Musical Interlude with Mongols

by O Society June 30, 2019 With a heavy heart, we note the passing of Nature Ganganbaigal, artist, musician, and poet with Tengger Cavalry. May he ride the wind of blue sky mind... https://youtu.be/icPhDK3PTqc https://youtu.be/7rL7-WfzdLI King of Prayers I bow down to the youthful Arya Manjushri. You lions among humans, Gone to freedom in the … Continue reading Nature: Musical Interlude with Mongols

Monsters Walk the Earth

Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture comes right out and calls it like it is. It isn’t about Assange, it’s always been about making a spectacle so great no one will pay attention to the information released by Assange. Because it’s true. Everyone knows it's true, we just aren’t supposed to talk about it. … Continue reading Monsters Walk the Earth

Why Science Seems So Indecisive About Nutrition

Years of conflicting studies about certain foods and diets tell us a lot about both our bodies and ourselves. by Amanda Mull edited by O Society June 29, 2019 Do you know whether eggs are good for you? What about coffee, red wine, or chocolate? Most people probably have a yes-or-no impulse about each of these … Continue reading Why Science Seems So Indecisive About Nutrition

I Am a Carbon Abolitionist

The future of our species and planet depends on creating a mass social movement motivated by moral arguments, not statistics. by Eric Beinhocker edited by O Society June 29, 2019 Humankind is in a race between two tipping points. The first is when the Earth’s ecosystems and the life they contain tip into irreversible collapse … Continue reading I Am a Carbon Abolitionist

Experience: I lived in a tree for two years

by Nate Madsen as told to Chris Broughton Guardian edited by O Society June 29, 2019 Guests climbed up and abseiled down. I finished my degree on a laptop and watched ravens raise their young Nate Madsen with Mariah, the giant redwood he named when he lived 130ft up in the branches to save it from … Continue reading Experience: I lived in a tree for two years

The Danger of Getting Sidetracked by Bread & Circus

  Jonathan Cook edited by O Society June 29, 2019 I really do not wish to write about Mark Field, the British government minister who assaulted a climate change activist last week, grabbing her by the neck and violently marching her out of a City of London dinner while all the hundreds of other wealthy … Continue reading The Danger of Getting Sidetracked by Bread & Circus

The Death of Taboo

How Donald Trump and his allies drained the stigma from society's worst transgressions. by Josephine Livingstone New Republic edited by O Society June 29, 2019 https://youtu.be/4RgQ-JDiOic In 1988, a German journalist for the left-wing paper Die Tageszeitung (a.k.a. Taz)  described a busy discotheque as “gaskammervoll,” meaning that it was as packed as a gas chamber (literally, “gas-chamberful”). … Continue reading The Death of Taboo