m à j : 12 Novembre 2014


11.11.2014 > Better Dead Than Different - Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism

04.11.2014 > A Gunpowder Plot Against Democracy - This bill of rights for corporations will blow up the sovereignty of parliaments

14.10.2014 > Falling Apart - Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness

07.10.2014 > The Toll-Booth Economy - Corporate power is the real enemy within, but none of the major parties will confront it.

02.10.2014 > The Kink in the Human Brain - Pointless, joyless consumption is destroying our world of wonders.

30.09.2014 > Bomb Everyone - Humanitarian arguments, if consistently applied, could be used to flatten the entire Middle East

11.09.2014 > Political Straightjacket - If the ozone hole had been discovered ten years later, governments are likely to have done nothing

05.08.2014 > Deviant and Proud - Do you feel left out? Perhaps it’s because you refuse to succumb to the competition, envy and fear neoliberalism breeds

04.08.2014 > Eat Meat and Save the World? - Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock numbers can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence?

01.07.2014 > Purging Dissent - The real enemies of press freedom are in the newsroom.

26.06.2014 > The UK is making it a legal duty to maximise greenhouse gas emissions - Buried in the infrastructure bill is an astonishing contradiction on the UK's approach to oil and climate change

16.06.2014 > An Ounce of Hope is Worth a Ton of Despair - We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda.

10.06.2014 > The Values Ratchet - How to ensure that nations slide ever further into selfishness, and ever further to the right.

05.06.2014 > Ripping Apart the Fabric of the Nation - In an extraordinary coup, farmers’ unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European Soil Framework Directive

27.05.2014 > It's simple. If we can't change our economic system, our number's up - It's the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing

16.05.2014 > Are We Bothered ? - The more we consume, the less we care about the living planet.

05.05.2014 > Land of impunity - Politicians and government contractors now seem to be able to get away with almost anything.

24.04.2014 > Reframing the Planet - People who think they are protecting nature by costing it are stepping straight into the destroyers’ trap.
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  • Plus une interview donnée au Guardian par George Lakoff

08.04.2014 > Loved to Death - By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism.

31.03.2014 > Loss Adjustment - When people say we should adapt to climate change, do they have any idea what that means? 
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17.03.2014 > Smoke-Filled Rooms - How the media gives Big Tobacco everything it wants.

14.03.2014 > The Biogas Disaster - How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world.

10.03.2014 > All Give and No Take - Do those negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have any interest in democracy? Here’s a test.

05.03.2014 > The Benefits Claimants the Government Loves - Corrupt, irrational, destructive, counter-productive: this scarcely begins to describe our farming policy.

17.02.2014 > Muddying the Waters - How the government’s farming policies have produced a perfectly designed system for flooding your home.

19.02.2014 > Jumping the Shark - Misleading claims by Discovery and other channels help to fuel wildlife massacres.

03.02.2014 > Bring It On - Did an undercover policeman help to instigate a major riot?

14.01.2014 > Drowning in Money - The hidden and remarkable story of why devastating floods keep happening.
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06.01.2014 > Dead Zone - A shocking new bill threatens to make this country feel like a giant shopping mall.

23.12.2013 > A winter’s tale of guns, gold and greed.

16.12.2013 > Power Crazed - Why do we transfer the real health risks inflicted by coal onto nuclear energy?

12.12.2013 > Puppet Show - Amazingly, the BBC seems happy to be exploited by covert corporate lobbyists.
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09.12.2013 > One Rolex Short Of Contentment - Materialism promises satisfaction. It delivers despair.

02.12.2013 > "Managing Transparency" - Politicians and officials are desperately seeking to justify their transatlantic assault on democracy.
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29.11.2013 > Hidden Interests - The BBC’s disgraceful failure to reveal who its contributors are speaking for.
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27.11.2013 > Wrong about being wrong - The argument seems, once more, decisively to favour veganism.

26.11.2013 > Spend, don't mend - Advertising and consumerism dull our capacity for empathy.
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19.11.2013 > Double Erasure - A shocking case of denial highlights the problem that Catholics – and Pope Francis – have with history.
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11.11.2013 > Why Poltics Fail - Nothing will change until we confront the real sources of power.
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05.11.2013 > A Festival Of Toxic Waste - How about building bonfires without the old sofas and painted boards?

04.11.2013 > A Global Ban on Left-Wing Politics - That’s what the new rules being smuggled into trade agreements are delivering.
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24.10.2013 > Breach of Trust - Ill-informed and incoherent: the head of the National Trust talks nonsense on fracking.
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21.10.2013 > Fiscal meltdown - The government is betting the farm on a nuclear technology that might soon look as hip as the traction engine.

15.10.2013 > Elite Insurgency - The real threat to the national interest comes from the rich and powerful
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04.10.2013 > Climate Breakdown - How governments bemoan the problem but keep stoking the fires.

30.09.2013 > Age of Unreason - The governments of Britain, Canada and Australia are trying to stamp out scientific dissent.
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23.09.2013 > Apple Turnover - Apple offers 21st Century technology – with 19th Century ethics.

18.09.2013 > Pricing the priceless - The market has not solved the problem of power: it has simply given it another name.

16.09.2013 > Parliament of fools - The US disease has arrived in Britain: representatives waging an all-out war against science.

09.09.2013 > Obama's Rogue State - The US calls on other nations to abide by the treaties it violates.
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05.09.2013 > Abbottalypse Now ! - Tony Abbott intends to trash Australia on behalf of the super-rich.

30.08.2013 > Backwards Reasoning - Could fracking prevent climate change denial?

23.07.2013 > Ghost Plane - Lobbying results in old and dirty technologies being maintained long beyond their useful life.
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15.07.2013 > Smoking Gun - Who killed the plan for cigarettes to be sold only in plain packets? 
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11.07.2013 > The landed mafia - It’s time we confronted the National Farmers’ Union and the millionaires it works for.

01.07.2013 > Robber Barons - Why do we ignore the most blatant transfer of money from the poor to the rich ?
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24.06.2013 > The Wrong State - The police spy scandal shows that mass surveillance will be used against us.
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21.06.2013 > Pistols at Dawn - A three-year, £100 bet on solar power has matured. Who won?

17.06.2013 > Elevation - Who do Bono and the ONE campaign really represent: the very poor or the very rich ?

10.06.2013 > Corporate Carve-Up - Under the pretext of preventing hunger, the rich nations are engineering a new scramble for Africa.
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04.06.2013 > Innocent Until Proved Dead - If assassinating suspects makes sense overseas, why not at home?
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27.05.2013 > A Manifesto for Rewilding the World - A mass restoration of ecosystems offers us hope where there was little hope before.

23.05.2013 > What's missing in that picture ? - Somehow almost all of us have missed the real story behind the disappearance of our wildlife.

22.05.2013 > The 'never-spotted' leopard - Are repeated sightings of non-existent big cats evidence of a yearning for a wilder life?

14.05.2013 > La Nouvelle Trahison Des Clercs - When scholars sell out, the consequences are grave.
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10.05.2013 > Via Dolorosa - Corruption and short-termism are pushing us along the path of sorrows.

06.05.2013 > Enough already - There is no point at which those who accumulate money become satisfied.

01.05.2013 > The Providential Principle - Amazingly, the UK government has not defined the precautionary principle and appears to have no idea what it is.

29.04.2013 > The Counter-Enlightenment - How government science advisers misrepresent science.
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15.04.2013 > Suckled on Lies - The case for banning advertisements aimed at children is overwhelming.

04.04.2013 > Stunt man - Our record-breaking petition has been dismissed as a stunt by the minister it targets. But it has a serious purpose.

01.04.2013 > The spark of hope - Here’s one of the big ideas we need to fight the power of the elite.

25.03.2013 > Line of Battle - The line that separates the public from the private sphere is arbitrary, but fiercely policed.

14.03.2013 > Frozen Assets - Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies?

12.03.2013 > Smart Phones, Dumb Companies - 17 years, and the phone companies still haven’t sorted out the issue of conflict minerals

04.03.2013 > A Capitalist Command Economy - Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for.

26.02.2013 > Corporate blowback - Companies like EDF, seeking to terrify protesters with lawsuits, are likely to become victims of their own aggression.

19.02.2013 > Secrets of the rich - Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf.

04.02.2013 > Out of steam - Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now ?
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01.02.2013 > Betting on extinction - Ladbroke’s is offering odds on fish populations collapsing; the government is shortening them.

28.01.2013 > Another Country - The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite. (PDF)

22.01.2013 > A telling silence -  Why we need land value taxation. (PDF)
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18.01.2013 > Life is elsewhere - In both Russia and Canada a bloodbath of wolves is now taking place. (PDF)
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14.01.2013 > Bang Goes the Theory - How neoliberalism trashed your life, but made the super-rich even richer (PDF)

10.01.2013 > New Weather, New Politics - The extremes now hammering Australia leave old perspectives stranded. (PDF)

07.01.2013 > The Grime Behind the Crime - Could an astonishing explanation for the rise and fall of violent crime be correct ?
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31.12.2012 > Annus horribilis - 2012 was the worst year for the environment in living memory.
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26.12.2012 > The Brindled Hounds - “A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one / Of sprites and goblins.”

17.12.2012 > 'BUG-SPLATS' - Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised.
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10.12.2012 >
The Gift of Death - Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.

08.12.2012 > The Unsung World - Biodiversity offsets threaten both the survival and the meaning of nature.

22.11.2012 > Wolfbane - So much for Norway’s eco-friendly image.

19.11.2012 > Housebroken - There’s a second environmental crisis, just as potent as the first.
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08.11.2012 > Recipes for Disaster - Isn’t it about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish?

05.11.2012 > Struck Dumb - Why, even now, climate change cannot be mentioned in the presidential election.

29.10.2012 > Money Spinners - Here’s how we can defeat political corruption of the kind that’s destroying US democracy.

28.10.2012 > The Art of Dissuasion - How to ensure that journalists don’t listen to you.
A letter to the editors of Media Lens.

25.10.2012 > Cameron’s Contagion - That’s what we should call the devastating ash disease now spreading across Britain.

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Ash Cloud - How conservatism turned into an orgy of destruction.

15.10.2012 > Empty Promise - Could scientists have got the impacts of climate change on food supply wildly wrong?
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12.10.2012 > Heart Rot - If we lose the ash tree, we’ll lose culture as well as nature.

11.10.2012 > The Heart of the Matter : This is by far the most interesting and challenging debate about nuclear power I have had to date.
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09.10.2012 > The Empire Strikes Back - Imperialism did almost as much harm to the ruling nations as it did to their subject peoples.
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03.10.2012 > Angle of Descent - The justifications for airport expansion turn out to be bogus.

02.10.2012 > Plutocracy’s Boot Boys -- We’re getting a better idea of how billionaires and corporations capture government policy. star
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Romnesia - A potent myth is being used to justify economic capture by a parasitic class.

> The Mind Thieves - The evidence linking Alzheimer’s disease to the food industry is strong and growing. star star star

06.09.2102 > Declaring War on the Environment - With the appointment of an anti-green as Environment Secretary, the pretence is over.
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03.09.2012 > A Step Towards the Dock - The prospect of a trial for Tony Blair now starts to look more plausible.

29.08.2012 > Bounty Paid for Blair Arrest Attempt - Press release: Payouts for attempts to arrest the former PM now exceed £10,000.

28.08.2012 > After Capitalism - An animation calling for economic democracy.

                   > Hidden Claws - Could the rubbish published in the Observer about birds of prey be related to the author’s undisclosed interests?

27.08.2012 > The Heat of the Moment - Climate breakdown is right here, right now.
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13.08.2012 > Hunger Games - The rich world is causing the famines it claims to be preventing.
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06.08.2012 > The Great Impostors - In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it.

30.07.2012 > Scorched Earth Economics - Why have the Year Zero policies of neoliberalism not been abandoned ?

26.07.2012 > Lead Soldiers - A new front opens up in the war against nature.

16.07.2012 > The Promised Land - This is the fate of young people today: excluded, but forbidden to opt out.

13.07.2012 > For those who love life - The people cutting open bluefin tuna nets are heroes

09.07.2012 > Anomie - Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad.

03.07.2012 > False Summit - We were wrong about peak oil : there’s enough in the ground to deep-fry the planet.

25.06.2012 > End of an era - So now what do we do to defend life on Earth?

23.06.2012 > How “Sustainability” Became “Sustained Growth” - The Rio Declaration rips up the basic principles of environmental action.

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The Mendacity of Hope : The summits which promise to save the world keep us dangling, not mobilising.

15.06.2012 > Storm Warning : The shocking standards of tabloid weather reporting.

11.06.2012 > Moral failings : How moral psychology has been used to create a new and toxic political myth.

08.06.2012 > Captive aimals :
How Natural England became the servant of the landed classes.
31.05.2012 > Manipulation merchant : I accuse the energy secretary of misleading us about his disastrous new bill.

29.05.2012 > The estate we're in : Thanks to an aristocratic minister, state spending is being used to support pheasant shoots and destroy birds of prey.

28.05.2012 > Bonfire of Promises : The government’s new energy bill puts a match to its climate change commitments.

21.05.2012 > 3 articles on : How did genocide denial become a doctrine of the internationalist left ?
  • See No Evil

  • Correspondence with Noam Chomsky

  • Genocide Denial: Expert Assessments
14.05.2012 > Kin Hell : The history of family life has been wildly misrepresented by conservatives.

09.05.2012 > Blotting Out the Past : This is my reply to a former colonial official denying British atrocities in Kenya.

07.05.2012 > A Monstrous Proposal : Why the private sector should be subject to freedom of information laws.

30.04.2012 > Empire of Capital : Colonialism never ended, it continues by different means.

15.03.2012 >  No Primrose Path : If you think nuclear power is hard to finance and deliver, look at the alternative.

12.03.2012 > The Shadow Government : Through a network of unbalanced, almost-invisible committees, the government gets what it wants.

07.03.2012 > A Manifesto for Psychopaths (>  original
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  • "Selfishness, it (# the belief system constructed by Ayn Rand, who died 30 years ago today) contends, is good, altruism evil, empathy and compassion are irrational and destructive. The poor deserve to die; the rich deserve unmediated power." How far are we from this system ?

24.02.2012 > Anything to Declare ? (Peter Gleik & the Heartland Instiute leaks)

21.02.2012 > Ploutocracy, pure and simple - Now, it's a straight fight with the billionaires and corporations.

30.01.2012 > Divine Injustice - Drone warfare can be used to thwart democratic movements, anywhere.

23.01.2012 > The Great Pay Robbery - Here's why the government's proposals on executive pay won't work - and why we need a maximum wage.

09.01.2012 > Making Democracy Safe for Business - The government is ensuring that we can mount no effective protest against the banks and corporations.

06.01.2012 > Why Libertarians MUST Deny Climate Change.

Quelques articles dérangeants :

  guardian > We need to talk about Sellafield, and a nuclear solution that ticks all our boxes. There are reactors which can convert radioactive waste to energy. Greens should look to science, rather than superstition (05-12-2011)
brun  guardian > New generation of nuclear reactors could consume radioactive waste as fuel. The new 'fast' plants could provide enough low-carbon electricity to power the UK for more than 500 years (03-02-2012)

brun  guardian > GE and Hitachi plan new reactor to burn UK plutonium stockpile. Multi-billion pound plant at Sellafield would convert UK's nuclear power plant residue into fuel. (03-02-2012)


brun  guardian  > Thorium advocates launch pressure group. Huge optimism for thorium nuclear energy at the launch of the Weinberg Foundation (03-02-2012)

brun guardian  > Nuclear vs Nuclear vs Nuclear (03-02-2012)
 brun guardian  >  Liberal Constipation (07.02.2012)