A Palestinian village that resists military occupation, and its most renowned citizen; a conversation with one of Canada’s most distinguished ecologists, and an online game that lets you do more than just procrastinate.
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Nothing is as constant as change. A historian speaks about how it happens. Ninety years after the execution of Italian-American anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti, one of America’s most notorious jury trials is commemorated. And neutron stars … When these hardest of celestial objects collide, watch out!
Carbon taxes, cap-and-trade emission reduction systems … What are they all about? Democracy in chains: An American academic speaks about her Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. And, on the hundredth anniversary of the First World War, a Belgian town commemorates the days of its ravaging.
Two stories about land and people in Palestine: squeezing olive oil for markets around the world, and promoting cultural and biological diversity — a future single state in mind. And on a completely different note, on the other side of the Mediterranean, some plants were born to play Jazz.
Tell a friend you’re traveling to the Marshall Islands, in the central Pacific. Paradise in mind, they may beg to come along. The Marshalls are certainly remarkable. Not just because they’re so beautiful, but because of what happened here.
In this edition of the The Green Blues Show: Microplastic fibers in our drinking water, in our food, falling from the air. Cause for concern? Good old-fashioned sleep, and how it makes our brain more plastic. And Israeli Apartheid. An eminent academic says it’s real.
In an idyllic Pacific atoll vaporized by atomic bomb tests, seventy years ago, marine life returns. Genetically modified apples and potatoes raise eyebrows — and a few concerns — and barcoding the millions of creatures in the tree of life, for instant identification.
Precarious employment – the new normal; Venezuela struggles to chart its own path, the international community breathing down its neck; prairie heat – visions of a future where summers are very hot and health fails. And the ‘Forever Legacy’ of climate change. Forget about life in 2050. What will life on Earth be like in 500 years?
Welcome to The Green Blues Show. The latest news … a bit of news. In our first edition: Fighting for the fifteen buck minimum wage, “gene drives” (the latest genetic engineering tool), and visions of life in South Asia, at the end of this century, where climbing wet bulb temperatures may make life outdoors too hot to handle.
Tourists come to Al-Walaja from around the world to enjoy the lovely surrounding landscape. A huge olive tree, reputedly over 5000 years-old, is a big draw. For political tourists, Israel’s imposing “security barrier,” soon to enclose little Al-Walaja in a cage, is a must-see.
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.
When Michael rows his boat ashore in the old camp fire song, across a Jordan River chilly and wide, he discovers a land of milk and honey. The descendants of shepherds he might have greeted are now the victims of land confiscation, property destruction and assault.
For Palestinian shepherds trapped in the ever-expanding matrix of Israeli military occupation, surrounded by Jewish settlements, army outposts and settler-only roads, life is anything but pastoral.
The longest hunger strike ever organized by Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israeli jails came to an end this past Sunday evening, May 28, both the prisoners and Israel government claiming that they had prevailed.
Nabi Saleh — The name of this little Palestinian village has resonated in my mind for years. Gotta go there, I’ve said to myself, to see how their famed, anti-occupation protests unfold. I never imagined how ferocious peaceful protest could be.
At this week’s annual Jerusalem Day march, Jewish-American and Israeli opponents of Israel’s permanent occupation faced off against ecstatic Zionists at the old city’s Damascus Gate.