Orangutan with Legal Rights Begins New Life in Florida

https://youtu.be/oqWh7F63RVQ An orangutan called Sandra, who spent 20 years in an Argentine zoo, is being moved to a US nonhuman animal sanctuary after being granted the legal right to personhood and liberty. Lawyers won a landmark appeal for Sandra in 2014, arguing she is being detained in Buenos Aires illegally. by Almundena Calatrava edited by O … Continue reading Orangutan with Legal Rights Begins New Life in Florida

The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

Yves Smith edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Since we don’t consider this site to be left wing (we regularly get in arguments with the orthodox types), it shouldn’t be surprising we aren’t comfortable with what Dorman (below) depicts as "the two acceptable views" of "goodthinking lefties" on climate change. My position is probably more … Continue reading The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

Our Planet Is Dying. The Time for Fairytales Is Over.

https://youtu.be/AtKveYW84RY In a highly anticipated speech in Congress after travelling half the way across the Atlantic by boat, Greta Thunberg urges US senators to learn from the sacrifices of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists in the fight against climate change. Here is the transcript by Greta Thunberg edited by O Society September 21, … Continue reading Our Planet Is Dying. The Time for Fairytales Is Over.

The Global Climate Strike is Happening Right Now

Global Climate Strike edited by O Society September 20, 2019 This week is historic. In over 150 countries, people step up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.  Young people woke up much of the world with their powerful … Continue reading The Global Climate Strike is Happening Right Now

What Conservatives Know About Climate Change Liberals Don’t

We Made Climate Change Documentaries for Science Classes Way back in 1958 So Why Do Folks Still Pretend Not to Know? by Naomi Klein edited by O Society September 16, 2019 Obama Presided Over Largest Increase in Fossil Fuel Production in US History What I mean is the reason there is such widespread denial of … Continue reading What Conservatives Know About Climate Change Liberals Don’t

War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene

The biophysical-economics and military-logics of industrial hyperreality by Nafeez Ahmed edited by O Society September 11, 2019 The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But … Continue reading War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene