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Superbugs

Superbugs

Donald Trump cited a frightful list of anti-American threats in his 4300-word nomination acceptance speech: terrorism, immigrants, crime, violence, gangs, drugs, lawlessness, government regulation, media elites. He had nothing to say about multidrug-resistant superbugs.

Room for the River

Room for the River

Rising seas linked to climate change pose a major threat to coastal cities around the world. Dutch engineers are designing nature-based flood control systems that are cheap, effective, and environmentally friendly.

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe

We use lots of items in our daily lives. We use them and then throw them away, or perhaps recycle them when they wear out or get damaged. Then again, some of us prefer to repair for re-use — at a Repair Cafe.

Toxic Load

Toxic Load

Bacteria and fungi, Earth’s quintessential biochemists, are famous for the odd molecules they produce. But human beings are no slouches. According to one estimate, global commerce swells with thousands of industrial chemicals, many completely novel, some very toxic

Belize in the Balance

Belize in the Balance

Thirty-five years after gaining independence, Belize, Central America’s youngest nation, stands on a cusp of development that will either protect crucial wildlife habitat or gradually lose it to wide-scale agriculture.

Corporate Food Chains

Corporate Food Chains

For those who thought that corporate concentration in the food industry couldn’t get tighter, wake up and smell the coffee. The Big Six seed and farm chemical producers are now on the verge of coalescing into three. Amazon may soon be the world’s biggest supermarket.

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Two-State Delusion

Two-State Delusion

In seven days Donald Trump will be President of the United States. Among the most tantalizing prospects for this new epoch: the radical transformation of US policy on Israel and Palestine.

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

In international relations, it’s the law of the jungle. The five most powerful countries on Earth get to pick and choose which international laws they’ll abide by, doling out slices of impunity to allies and clients.

Global Palestine

Global Palestine

Israel plays a host of key roles in today’s troubled world: Jewish homeland. Bastion of peace and democracy in the troubled Middle East. Clever “start-up nation” the world can turn to for smart solutions. Israeli-American activist Jeff Halper pinpoints a darker niche.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Physical abuse, assassination, bribery, the use of human shields, looting … These are among the acts former Israeli soldiers describe to Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence in the course of interviews about their service in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Cole Gately

Cole Gately

I’ve always hung out on the margins, with all the other misfits, freaks and queers; on the edge, the border between femininity and masculinity, between brownness and whiteness, a standpoint that offers me a unique worldview.

Shuhada Street

Shuhada Street

Checkpoint 56, in Israeli-occupied Hebron, is a fearsome sight to behold. Flashed before your eyes in a Rorschach test, it could be taken for a high-voltage substation, or an industrial meat grinder.

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The Green Blues Show – Edition 24

The Green Blues Show – Edition 24

The social costs of burning carbon exceed the value of the Big Five Tar Sands producers, and the province of Alberta’s entire GDP, by a country mile. Reflections on this rock humans live on, and what happens when it melts. And, the plight of children in war-ravaged Yemen.

Canadian physician shot in Gaza

Canadian physician shot in Gaza

Palestinian-Canadian physician and human rights worker Tarek Loubani was shot in the leg by an Israeli sniper in Gaza, yesterday, May 14, while tending to protesters calling for an end to Israel’s siege and the right to return to their lands inside Israel. I reached Loubani this afternoon, in Gaza.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 23

The Green Blues Show – Edition 23

A landmark scientific report warns of degraded land and vanishing biodiversity; cars, everywhere to be seen; commemorating Rwanda’s hundred-day genocide; and mapping climate change: where it’s at, where we’re heading, and what Canadians are doing about it.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 22

The Green Blues Show – Edition 22

Voices from the vault about energy and climate; an African friend talks about his new book; light rail transit in Hamilton, Ontario; sounds good – but for whom? And the voice of an unforgotten urban activist, urging urban dwellers to make a difference.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 21

The Green Blues Show – Edition 21

An update on the detention of young Palestinian Ahed Tamimi; doing the math on Canadian climate action (It doesn’t add up). And, confronting oil pipelines as activists know how – through non-violent direction action.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 20

The Green Blues Show – Edition 20

High African fashion goes fair trade in the Netherlands; investigating extraterrestrial prokaryotes here on Earth; Are we in the midst of another mass extinction? And, moving beyond the so-called ‘Two-State Solution’. The single state of Israel-Palestine is now on the drawing board.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 19

The Green Blues Show – Edition 19

In this edition of the Green Blues Show: American intervention in other countries’ elections. It’s been going on for years. Worse still – toxins in your body. Lot’s of them. Saving Earth’s climate by building oil pipelines? And – sex on the mind and in the brain.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 18

The Green Blues Show – Edition 18

Online gaming solves big genome problems; an eminent South African jurist says Israel practices apartheid in the occupied Palestinian Territories; a young Afghan refugee shares his harrowing tale of flight to Canada; and old tunes that never fade may jog other memories that do.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 17

The Green Blues Show – Edition 17

Fishing for microbial resistance genes in community drinking water … Climate Science 101 … The story of your life, in board game or tablet format. And, seed saving in India, facing down corporate germplasm monopoly.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 16

The Green Blues Show – Edition 16

The joys of microbial fermentation and edible alchemy. In the little east African nation of Rwanda, the ghosts of hate radio linger in the air. In a crowded Bethlehem neighborhood, there’s no safe space from Israeli tear gas. And, a curious muscle disorder called dystonia.

The Green Blues Show – Edition 15

The Green Blues Show – Edition 15

In today’s edition of the Green Blues Show: A chat with Canada’s favourite climatologist; a look at the new geologic epoch humans have engineered; a First Nations community named Garden Hill that lives up to its name, and direct-to-consumer genome testing. It’s just a spit away.

Single State Solution

Single State Solution

Israeli-American anthropologist, writer and activist Jeff Halper speaks with the Green Planet Monitor about the new One Democratic State campaign he and a group of Palestinian and Israeli folks have come up — and will soon be taking on the road.