Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a photo op in the outback with massive anthropogenic fire victims by Violet Blue edited by O Society Jan 19, 2020 Kaylen Ward's Twitter fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief ended. The Los Angeles-based model says she raised $1 million (by comparison Jeff Bezos donated $690,000). At the start of Ms. … Continue reading Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

Noam Chomsky (2): On the Lesser of Two Evils

PleaseRobert Scheer interviews Noam Chomsky (part 2) edited by O Society Jan 18, 2020 Robert Scheer:  They all started out as sympathetic to some notion of Zionism. And a lot of it informed by the Holocaust, the tragedy occurred for Jews, and the feeling maybe there could not be assimilation, or a place for Jews … Continue reading Noam Chomsky (2): On the Lesser of Two Evils

Our broken mental models are at the root of our global systemic crises

by Ugo Bardi and David Packer edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 Old and new media produce an unprecedented tide drawing us into a sea of competing mental models of the world. Even in a “post-fact world,” we link bits of information together to form these mental models, a.k.a. “intuition.” Most of us try … Continue reading Our broken mental models are at the root of our global systemic crises

Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction

by Danny Sjursen edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 Horses sporting gas masks. That, of all things, is on my mind lately. Bear with me, now. Gaze at the ever-so-cockamamie photo. A horse, wearing a gas mask. Nothing so illustrates the rank absurdity and irrationality of the human condition. It was during World War … Continue reading Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction

Capitalism’s Suicidal Trajectory Cannot Be Ignored

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 If we make it out of the climate emergency, we may come to view the few decades usually described simply as the Cold War that followed the Second World War as halcyon days – at least relative to what we are facing now. The Cold … Continue reading Capitalism’s Suicidal Trajectory Cannot Be Ignored

Rooted: What Can Trees Teach Us About Life?

by Dalia Nassar edited by O Society October 18, 2019 Place yourself on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, near the Franz Josef Glacier. Officially, this forest is a temperate podocarp-hardwood rainforest, but these dry words belie the rich diversity of plant life around, encompassing every imaginable shade of green, brown and … Continue reading Rooted: What Can Trees Teach Us About Life?

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