Announcing Science in Society #61 – Spring 2014 Reclaiming Science for the Public Good

When scientists produced a report warning that the current level of climate change, the Bush administration did not simply ignore their findings. Instead, they changed the report to make it appear that the scientists’ carbon emissions ([1] Scientific Integrity in Washington, SiS 49, [2]). That was not just a bit of political spin; …

ASBC Public Announcement – August 9, 2013 – Business Owners Urge Minimum Wage Increase

Featured Story The Obama Administration recently proposed a new rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) including those in the national forest system as well as federal lands nearby many treasured national parks. The Bureau of Land Management is currently …

Focus on the Global South Position Paper on Climate Change

The economic crisis, emanating from the world’s economic and political centres—Europe and the US—and the global environmental crisis resulting from climate change and aggravations caused by big business, government policies and international financial institutions have not daunted peoples and societies.  On the contrary, these crises have further emboldened people’s organizations …

The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food

If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists kfc 08/15/2011 What causes riots? That’s not a question you would expect to have a simple answer. But today, Marco Lagi and buddies at the New …

False Economy by Alan Beattie

Review by Hazel Henderson This book is a gem! Historian and economist Alan Beattie gives us a sweeping but deeply researched overview of trade through the centuries, leading us to greater understanding of today’s issues over trade development and globalization. We are treated to deeply skeptical views of most government …