Cell Phones Are the New Blood Diamonds

September 25, 2016 at 3:40 am




7-year-old children mine the minerals used to make our cell phones and laptops

Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector is comprised of children. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day.

The cell phone you’re likely reading this on came at a much higher cost than the dollar amount you paid for it (as did the laptop I’m typing it on). Millions of African men, women and children have shed their blood so that we “first-world” citizens can have the luxury of “the world at our fingertips.”

Bureau of Land Management Votes to Slaughter 44,000 Wild Horses to Make Room for Beef Cattle

September 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

Sign the petition to stop the mass slaughter of wild horses here!





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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management voted to kill 44,000 of the 67,000 total wild horses in the country to make room for more beef cattle last Friday.

The vote came two months after beef industry representatives testified on Capitol Hill, demanding that the agency kill all 44,000 wild horses currently held captive in BLM holding facilities and round-up the majority of the rest for sterilization.

‘Ideal Global Population Under 2 Billion,’ Sustainability Experts Say

September 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm




When people argue overpopulation is a myth, their arguments typically revolve around the amount of “open” space on earth not yet occupied by humans.pewsg80mndk1p441pyjd

“Ever flown across the country and seen all the vacant land between New York and California?” or “Did you know every single person on Earth could fit into the State of Texas?” they say.

Overpopulation is Not a Myth, And No, We Cannot All Live in the State of Texas

August 28, 2016 at 1:29 am




“But every person on the planet could fit inside the State of Texas,” people keep telling me when I argue the earth is overpopulated.

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I’m so confused by this response.

Of course every person on the planet could fit into the State of Texas. So what? A dozen sardines can fit into a can. But guess what… a dozen sardines can’t live in a can, just like 7 billion people can’t live in the State of Texas.

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery




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American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today than there were in 1830.

“Zoochosis” Documentary Claims Zoos Drive Animals Insane

June 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

 




Animal rights organization calls phasing out zoos and conserving more wilderness instead

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Cities are Inherently Unsustainable, Ecologist Claims

May 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm




Population densities that require importation of  resources are, by definition, unsustainable, documentary claims. We need to reshape society into small, self-sufficient communities or face unprecedented collapse.

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Agriculture: The Worst Mistake Humans Ever Made

May 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm




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Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers.

In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”

Jarawa Hunter-Gatherers Say They Don’t Want to Be Part of Our World

April 16, 2016 at 4:08 am

World’s oldest hunter-gatherers are being forced into civilization and treated like animals in a zoo

Sign the petition telling the government to leave them alone




Like the Hadza of East Africa, the Jarawa hunter-gatherers of the Andaman Islands also face extinction, thanks to the ever-expanding nature of agriculture and civilization.

The “Man Without Money” Has Thrived Without a Dollar to his Name for Over 15 Years

March 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

This American hero has refused to become a slave to the almighty dollar for over 15 years, surviving on his own ingenuity, barter and trade, and what he calls “gift economy.”

 




Daniel-SueloIn 2000, Daniel Suelo gave away all his worldly possessions, left his last $30 in a phone booth and wandered into the wilderness of the American Southwest. This, he says, is when his life began.