Here we are, in the year 2017. With now 25 years of climate-change international agreements behind us, here we are still trying to build oil pipelines and coal mines.
An Off-the-Record Genocide: Global Resource Extraction Economy Provides Incentives to Destroy DR Congo Indigenous Groups
By Deborah S. Rogers of Initiative for Equality (IfE).
At least mathematics is commendable
The Australian government announced a proposal to force tech companies to provide government agencies with the contents of encrypted communications.
Eighty years ago, Spanish people responded to the far right with social revolution
Eighty years ago to the day, the far right was in its ascendancy, and still rising. Hitler was in complete control of Germany, Mussolini had been in charge of a police state in Italy for a decade. But a little to the southwest, in Spain, war had already broken out.
What to do while Rome burns
From Russell’s Principles of Social Reconstruction (1916).
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Donald Trump
On the Eighteenth Brumaire (9 November) 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte seized power in France. Louis Napoleon did the same in 1851. First as tragedy, then as farce. Tragedy and farce and much more — with vastly greater consequences — have taken place on the Eighteenth Brumaire 2016.
On the end of the world
One can take several possible attitudes to the bleakest of certainties about the future.
The story of a paradox
My story of Bertrand Russell, given at The Laborastory, a monthly science storytelling event in Melbourne.
Throughput the Wringer
For those who care about the long term prospects of civilization, the only way out is a radically different system.
Of all the things
Of all the things, what does Australian electoral politics concerns itself with?