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Free Trade or Just Green Trade? by John Feffer

According to a map of excess nitrogen per hectare of cropland, countries like China, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, and Venezuela are using more nitrogen for fertilizers than the crops can even absorb. “This excess contributes to more emissions and causes other problems, for instance with run-off into waterways,” she continues. “The incentives right now in the agricultural system are for extreme overproduction, especially around commodity crops, like corn, soybeans, and wheat, which require these cheap chemical inputs.”

Fossil Fuel Companies Fuel American Fascism, by Basav Sen

What is the Minnesota Connection? "This isn’t a case of a few isolated billionaires backing one extremist politician. It’s a case of an entire industry filling the campaign coffers of politicians who’ve waged war on our democracy. In the 2020 election cycle alone, the oil and gas industries gave some $9.3 million to lawmakers who refused to certify the 2020 election results."

Phyllis Bennis> Syria's Chemical Weapons…Iraq Redux?

The "democracy" that ten years of US war and occupation left behind in Iraq. Phyllis Bennis  Institute for Policy Studies  May 3, 2013  Posted by Portside on May 4, 2013 Phyllis Bennis Facebook News from the Middle East is growing more dire by the day. And unfortunately, most of the news from our own officials and influential More

Phyllis Bennis> Syria’s Chemical Weapons…Iraq Redux?

The "democracy" that ten years of US war and occupation left behind in Iraq. Phyllis Bennis  Institute for Policy Studies  May 3, 2013  Posted by Portside on May 4, 2013 Phyllis Bennis Facebook News from the Middle East is growing more dire by the day. And unfortunately, most of the news from our own officials and influential More

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