Author T.J. Coles takes us on a tour of US-led corporate free trade deals, arguing that activists helped beat back the big multilateral trade deals, TTIP and TPP, and that they must now pay attention to the 'noodle bowl' of bilateral deals ...
Author: T. J. Coles
Publisher: New Internationalist
If you thought we had defeated the big trade and investment deals like TTIP and TPP think again. Privatized Planet exposes the myths about 'free trade' in this new age of globalization.
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Privatization . Much has been said recently about privatizing various NASA
activities , including possibly the Earth Observing ... Mission to Planet Earth is first
and foremost a science program - the practical applications naturally evolve from
Exploit industry capabilities in data and information management systems Seek
technology development and applications partnerships Seek cost - effective
science data purchase opportunities , including privatization - Create
opportunities by ...
Author: Benjamin Aldes WurgaftPublish On: 2019-09-03
Our conversation has drifted from Dutch incredulity at the privatized American
health-care system, to different ways of drawing the distinction between science
and engineering, to the current condition of the Dutch welfare state. Post brings
Author: Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
In 2013, a Dutch scientist unveiled the world’s first laboratory-created hamburger. Since then, the idea of producing meat, not from live animals but from carefully cultured tissues, has spread like wildfire through the media. Meanwhile, cultured meat researchers race against population growth and climate change in an effort to make sustainable protein. Meat Planet explores the quest to generate meat in the lab—a substance sometimes called “cultured meat”—and asks what it means to imagine that this is the future of food. Neither an advocate nor a critic of cultured meat, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft spent five years researching the phenomenon. In Meat Planet, he reveals how debates about lab-grown meat reach beyond debates about food, examining the links between appetite, growth, and capitalism. Could satiating the growing appetite for meat actually lead to our undoing? Are we simply using one technology to undo the damage caused by another? Like all problems in our food system, the meat problem is not merely a problem of production. It is intrinsically social and political, and it demands that we examine questions of justice and desirable modes of living in a shared and finite world. Benjamin Wurgaft tells a story that could utterly transform the way we think of animals, the way we relate to farmland, the way we use water, and the way we think about population and our fragile ecosystem’s capacity to sustain life. He argues that even if cultured meat does not “succeed,” it functions—much like science fiction—as a crucial mirror that we can hold up to our contemporary fleshy dysfunctions.
Miguel Soto worked for SQM before it was privatized, and he was imprisoned for
a year after the 1973 coup. Through a glitch in the regime, he was able to return
to his job after he was released and, despite widespread repression targeting ...
Author: Kate Aronoff
Category: Political Science
In the twenty-first century, all politics are climate politics. The age of climate gradualism is over, as unprecedented disasters are exacerbated by inequalities of race and class. We need profound, radical change. A Green New Deal can tackle the climate emergency and rampant inequality at the same time. Cutting carbon emissions while winning immediate gains for the many is the only way to build a movement strong enough to defeat big oil, big business, and the super-rich--starting right now. A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry and building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, guaranteeing climate-friendly work and no-carbon housing and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide. We don't make politics under conditions of our own choosing, and no one would choose this crisis. But crises also present opportunities. We stand on the brink of disaster--but also at the cusp of wondrous, transformative change.
Eventually Antarctica may be privatized , along with the rest of the earth's land
surface , and neither treaty nor customary international law will then apply there .
The international treaty law regarding Antarctica indicates some willingness ...
Author: Ken Conca
Publisher: Westview Press
Category: Political Science
Excerpts from previously published classic and new essays on global environmental politics offer diverse viewpoints on themes including North American-South American relations, sustainable development, environmental security, climate change, deforestation, and transboundary pollution. Section introductions discuss international relations concepts such as sovereignty, transnationalism, and institutional reform. Useful as supplementary reading for courses in environmental studies and international relations. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Increasingly high oil import bills - and financial losses at parastatal energy
utilities - handicap national economies . The principal energy sector initiative of
the 1990s - privatizing and reforming energy supply utilities - is helping to
improve their ...
Widespread privatization is often instituted . Between 1985 and 1987 , some
eighty · public enterprises were privatized under adjustment programmes in
nineteen African countries , while a further seventy - eight were liquidated
Left: Steel worker in Fengjie, China. Top: Baotou steelworks, Inner Mongolia,
China. Above: Delivering coal, Wanxian, China. Rapid privatization of farming
transformed the country's agriculture within a few years. By the late 1980s
average per ...
Privatized. Wellness. Seeking. —. A. Dangerous. Fallacy. When the situation
becomes desperate, there's no time to ... To be fully effective, well being for you
and your family must include doing all that you can to help heal the planet, thus ...
Author: Ernst Ulrich von WeizsäckerPublish On: 2006
one of their targets was Mars , a whole planet subject to ' Terra - forming ( i . e .
the idea of shaping a whole planet to make it liveable for an overflow of
humankind emigrating into outer space ; Cooper , 2003 ) . Bush ' s Mars initiative
He points out that a few large state enterprises have been privatized and
converted into cooperatives . He states that these enterprises face serious
problems in technological modernization and access to supplies . He admits that
the U.S. ...
C.W. Baskin ) ; Prentice - Hall , Englewood Cliffs , New York Christopherson ,
Susan 1994 : The Fortress City : Privatized Spaces , Consumer Citizenship , in :
Amin , A. 1994 , pp . 409-427 Clarke , Colin G. / Ley , David Peach , Ceri ( eds . )
Author: Antje Nahnsen
'Emergency on planet Cape Town' introduces the emotional production of urban space as an important dimension for understanding urban dynamics in post-conflict societies such as South Africa. Drawing on a wide range of geographical, sociological, anthropological and psycho-analytical literature and on an analysis of three contemporary examples of urban transformation projects in the City of Cape Town, the author suggests that current integration politics are failing because of a lack of recognition of the politics of emotion that have shaped the city in the past. What is needed, argues the author, is a spatial politics of reconciliation that addresses both the emotional meaning attached to urban spaces, but also the very concept and image of Cape Town as a European city. engl.
... in which people meet only by television ; " Having a Wonderful Time ” ( 1978 ) ,
about a holiday resort which is turned into a concentration camp ; and “ Motel
Architecture " ( 1978 ) , another treatment of the theme of the “ privatized ” future .
... lines with the apotheosis of the privatized individual , or on Soviet lines with
more ( but only a little more ) emphasis on social responsibilities . It means
modern armies equipped with the most devastating technological weapons
Author: Mervyn Fernando
Category: Sri Lanka
Collection of musings on a number of aspects of life in Sri Lanka.
Author: IBON Foundation. Databank & Research CenterPublish On: 2003
Investors, mostly foreign, are getting the chance to buy into everything from Thai
tobacco and Indian aluminum to Korea's power sector and the company building
the Three Gorges Dam in China, the largest hydroelectric project on the planet.
Author: IBON Foundation. Databank & Research Center
CONCEPT FOR POST - VOUCHER PRIVATIZATION THE PROGRAMME
ADOPTED IN ... the number of medium and large enterprises privatized date
throughout the entire planet other than Russia is less than 8,000 – over 2,000
less than the ...