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Capitalism is killing off nature itself

Most people say that overpopulation is what's destroying our Planet, but in reality, it is how the world population organizes its economic activity that is responsible.   In truth, most of us have no say about how the rich and powerful run their economic system, no more than the slaves of Rome could influence how the Roman Empire was run. We still live in a world run from the top down. Our large number is not the determinant part of the equation that just doesn't add up very well for long term survival. Threat to European biodiversity 'as serious as climate change.'

Crisis may be worse than Depression says Paul Volcker

Crisis may be worse than Depression... What?! A moment of honesty at last? Many 'financial experts', as the corporate media always likes to term them, have been predicting their American recovery moment to begin the last quarter of 2009 or the first quarter of 1010! And now Paul Volcker plays the party pooper? 6596

Fell not one more forest tree!

OLD GROWTH FORESTS. Sure we need lumber but we now need forests yet more. Two hundred years of industrial exploitation of the planet and now most of the forests are gone, and what remains are scraggly, sickly remnants that are not supportive of any remaining natural wildlife. Still, the slaughterhouse 'forestry' approach continues to bulldoze them down. The goal? 6254

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