An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development
By Vandana Shiva
November 01, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "The Guardian" -- Limitless growth is the fantasy of economists, businesses and politicians. It is seen as a measure of progress. As a result, gross domestic product (GDP), which is supposed to measure the wealth of nations, has emerged as both the most powerful number and dominant concept in our times. However, economic growth hides the poverty it creates through the destruction of nature, which in turn leads to communities lacking the capacity to provide for themselves.
George Galloway | Are You Racist? | Oxford Union Video George Galloway interrupted by student who accuses him of being a racist. George Galloway tell of the time he worked as an undercover agent fighting against the apartheid in South Africa and concludes his answer by saying he will never debate with a supporter of apartheids as apartheid's are the worst forms of racism and fascism there is.
George Galloway | The State of Britain | Oxford Union
George Galloway says the Labour party and Tory parties are like two cheeks of the same backside, so close together they don't differ in opinion on any of the big issues.
Our leaders make us a hated nation; the people don't believe anything politicians say anymore due to countless broken promises Posted November 01, 2013
November 01, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "EFF" -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and one of the NSA’s biggest defenders, released what she calls an NSA “reform” bill today. Don’t be fooled: the bill codifies some of the NSA’s worst practices, would be a huge setback for everyone’s privacy, and it would permanently entrench the NSA’s collection of every phone record held by U.S. telecoms. We urge members of Congress to oppose it.
"Though the outcome of my efforts has been demonstrably positive, my government continues to treat dissent as defection, and seeks to criminalize political speech with felony charges that provide no defense," Edward Snowden says in his letter.
November 01, 2013 "Information Clearing House - The foreign leaders are dropping like flies -- to American surveillance. I'm talking about serial revelations that the National Security Agency has been spying on Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, two Mexican presidents, Felipe Calderón (whose office the NSA called "a lucrative source") and his successor Enrique Peña Nieto, at least while still a candidate, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It's now evidently part of the weekly news cycle to discover that the NSA has hacked into the emails or listened into the phone conversations of yet another allied leader. Reportedly, that agency has been listening in on the phone calls of at least 35 world leaders.