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The Cradle Of Humanity

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 3:58 pm | Independent Media Institute

What reading Georges Bataille could teach you about the birth of art—and of humanity Why should we explore caves and excavate fossils? Why should we seek more information about our origins? And what can the first women and men tell us about the human condition? ... More >>

Americans Are Bankrolling Israel’s Unfolding Genocide In Gaza

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:02 am | Independent Media Institute

By Sonali Kolhatkar Americans are funding a genocide and no one asked our permission. We are being dragged, unwillingly , into a war that is decimating a people. We are being forced to become involuntary accomplices to mass slaughter. Palestinians, on ... More >>

Jan Ritch-Frel: The New Grand Tour

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:25 am | Independent Media Institute

Six million years of human evidence offers a powerful universal education to address humanity’s most significant challenges and opportunities. By Jan Ritch-Frel All of humanity can now take the Grand Tour: a travel circuit of global sites that help ... More >>

Palm Oil In Common Household Products Is Destroying The World’s ‘Orangutan Capital’

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:46 pm | Independent Media Institute

A nationally protected wildlife reserve in Indonesia is under attack by popular, big-name brands. By Laurel Sutherlin Picture a rhinoceros in the rainforest. Add a herd of elephants, families of orangutans swinging through the treetops, and tigers ... More >>

The GOP’s ‘Red Caesar’ New Political Order Plan Marches Forward

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 2:47 pm | Independent Media Institute

“Thirty years ago,” Damon Linker told The Guardian , “if I told you that a bunch of billionaires and intellectuals on the right are waiting in the wings to impose a dictatorship on the United States, you would have said that I was insane.” ... More >>

Sustainability Is More Than 300 Years Old

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 4:53 am | Independent Media Institute

Teaser: Modern sustainability evolved from forest management of the 18th century, and its ancient roots go back even further. Could it help with today’s climate crisis and lumber shortage? The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” ... More >>

‘Market Fundamentalism’ Is An Obstacle To Social Progress

Friday, 19 May 2023, 10:17 am | Independent Media Institute

A changing world order, a shrinking U.S. empire, migrations and related demographic shifts, and major economic crashes have all enhanced religious fundamentalisms around the world. Beyond religions, other ideological fundamentalisms likewise provide widely ... More >>

The Renewable Energy Transition Is Failing

Friday, 2 December 2022, 6:32 am | Independent Media Institute

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it. By Richard Heinberg Despite all the renewable energy investments and installations, actual global greenhouse gas emissions keep increasing. That’s largely due to economic ... More >>

The West Is Using COP27 To Shift Blame To Poorer Nations—Private Greed Prevails Over Humanity’s Survival

Sunday, 20 November 2022, 5:38 am | Independent Media Institute

November 16 In the hands of capital, “clean” natural gas is worse than “dirty” coal. But rich nations have devised an elaborate system to conceal facts and shift blame to poorer nations. By Prabir Purkayastha / Independent Media Institute COP27 ... More >>

Does The U.S. Chip Ban On China Amount To A Declaration Of War In The Computer Age?

Saturday, 29 October 2022, 7:37 pm | Independent Media Institute

Sanctions can at best slow China from taking the global lead in chip manufacturing. At their worst, they will raise the chances of chip wars spilling into a physical or economic sphere. By Prabir Purkayastha / Globetrotter The United States has gambled ... More >>

Human Prehistory—Why New Discoveries About Human Origins Open Up Revolutionary Possibilities

Saturday, 15 October 2022, 7:05 pm | Independent Media Institute

By Jan Ritch-Frel / Independent Media Institute Discoveries in the fields of human origins, paleoanthropology, cognitive science, and behavioral biology have accelerated in the past few decades. We occasionally bump into news reports that new findings ... More >>

Brazil’s Lula Remerges - In A Very Different Political World

Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 5:53 pm | Independent Media Institute

If Lula wins reelection, he must not only rebuild the social investments that Bolsonaro destroyed, but also restore trust in a nation damaged by fascism’s sophisticated propaganda machine. By Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute Brazil’s ... More >>

Is The Energy Transition Taking Off—or Hitting A Wall?

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 6:03 am | Independent Media Institute

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the federal government is illogically encouraging the increasing use of fossil fuels—in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. By Richard Heinberg / Independent Media Institute The passage of the Inflation Reduction ... More >>

Connecting The Dots Between Climate Devastation And Fossil Fuel Profits

Monday, 26 September 2022, 8:00 am | Independent Media Institute

As Pakistan drowns, as Puerto Rico is cast into darkness, and as Jacksonians remain thirsty, it’s past time for a climate tax on fossil fuel companies. By Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute What do Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and Jackson, Mississippi, ... More >>

Why Xiomara Castro’s Win In Honduras Could Address The Country’s Endemic Corruption And Violence

Friday, 10 December 2021, 12:35 pm | Independent Media Institute

After more than a decade of violent repression and undemocratic rule that emerged after the 2009 ouster of Manuel Zelaya, a new leader takes the reins of the Central American nation. “I am overwhelmed with joy; I just cannot believe it,” says ... More >>

Why Don’t We See Headlines Touting The Pentagon’s Hefty Price Tag?

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 8:46 am | Independent Media Institute

The Pentagon budget is effectively stealing from government benefits to ordinary Americans. But don’t rely on corporate media or lawmakers to even acknowledge, let alone debate this issue. More >>

Don’t Blame Government Benefits For Inflation—Blame The Modern Economy

Friday, 19 November 2021, 9:23 am | Independent Media Institute

By Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute Headlines are screaming that inflation is here to stay. Consumer prices have risen by an average of 6.2 percent in the past year, the sharpest increase since 1991. Although Americans are supposedly—in the ... More >>

COP26: Climate Pledges Don’t Match Up With Policies—or Consumer Behavior

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:19 am | Independent Media Institute

By Reynard Loki / Independent Media Institute After more than two weeks of negotiations during the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, diplomats from almost 200 nations finally agreed on two major points: ramp up the fight against ... More >>

The U.S. Killer Drone Program Stays Afloat On The Back Of Lies And Pentagon Propaganda

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 11:54 am | Independent Media Institute

By Leonard C. Goodman On August 29, in the final days of our 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, the United States launched a drone strike, firing a 20-pound Hellfire missile at an aid worker named Zemari Ahmadi as he parked his car outside his home ... More >>




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