April 2012 Archive

Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured “Big Conservation”?

by Jonathan Latham Published on Monday, March 5, 2012 by Dollars and Sense Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as ...

Earthquake Advise

EXTRACT FROM DOUG COPP'S ARTICLE ON  THE  "TRIANGLE OF LIFE" My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's ...

The Storytellers of Empire

February 1, 2012 Captivated by an image of an atom bomb falling on Japan, Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie asks American writers why, “Your soldiers will come to our lands, but your ...

Lost Ground

By Elisabeth Badinter  April 1, 2012 Is a new feminism that glorifies pregnancy and childbirth holding women back? Drawing, “Sorrow”, by Vincent Van Gogh. Feminisim’s U-Turn From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, ...

The Afghan Disaster

Wait Till the War Really Comes Home by FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY The PR disasters over the last three months — including pictures of American troops urinating on Afghan corpses, the burning of ...

China’s Economy

The Frog and the Scorpion by CONN HALLINAN Behind the political crisis that saw the recent fall of powerful Communist Party leader Bo Xiali is an internal battle over how to handle ...

The Measure of Genius: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at 500

Half a millennium later, the story of the painting of the Sistine Chapel is as fascinating as Michelangelo’s masterpiece itself By Jamie Katz Smithsonian.com, April 10, 2009,  The Creation of Adam by ...

Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Protest Songs Gone?

Now 92 years old, the legendary folk singer recalls his pioneering days touring college campuses and discusses his favorite songs By Aviva Shen Smithsonian magazine, April 2012, View Full Image » Folk musician Pete ...

Report says new evidence could tip the balance in aspirin cancer prevention care

April 9, 2012 in Cancer A new report by American Cancer Society scientists says new data showing aspirin's potential role in reducing the risk of cancer death bring us considerably closer ...

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