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‘Workers get the thorns’: the moral ugliness of rose factories

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Decades ago, the flower industry in Colombia was promoted as the replacement for another agricultural export crop, coca leaves and the cocaine made from them. The substitution was a failure – coca cultivation continue...

Here’s how Americans can fight back to protect abortion rights

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How do you strip away cherished rights? The best strategy is incrementally and undramatically, a death of a thousand cuts. That’s how Republicans were hacking at voting rights until recently, when the rest of us woke ...

Donald Trump’s power is fading: Trumpism is the clear and present danger now

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Proclaiming what’s going to happen is a popular way to shrug off taking responsibility for helping to determine what’s going to happen. And it’s something we’ve seen a lot with doomspreading prophecies that Donald Tru...

The world is unpredictable and strange. Steeds, there is hope in the madness

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I can’t say I have confidence in the future, but I have a lot of confidence in its unpredictability, based on the fact that the past has regularly delivered surprises. It’s easy to forget in retrospect how astonishing...

How Buddhism has changed the West for the better

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When news of Thich Nhat Hanh’s death spread around the world, I saw far more people than I’d have expected say how he affected them, through a talk, a book, a retreat, an idea, an example. It was a reminder of the hug...

Republicans are laying a path back to power – and paving it with lies

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When the insurrectionists of 6 January rampaged through the Capitol, congressman Andrew Clyde of Georgia helped barricade a door, and he fled when the rest of Congress did. A photograph shows him looking panicky, mout...

Why are rightwingers so angry? Because they know social change is coming

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While their fear and dismay is often regarded as rooted in delusion, rightwingers are correct that the world is metamorphosing into something new and, aan hulle, abhorrent. They’re likewise correct that what version of ...

America witnessed a coup attempt. Now it’s sleep-walking into another disaster

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Even as the mob ran screaming and smashing through the capitol on January 6, it was clear this was a coup attempt. It was equally clear that it had been instigated by the then-president and his circle, much of whose a...

The arguments about abortion in the US are about one thing: controlling women

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A lot of people with a lot of power don’t see why women should have jurisdiction over their own bodies. That’s the anti-abortion argument in a nutshell, in that they claim a foetus, or even an embryo, or in some cases...

This Giving Tuesday you can support the publication I’m proud to write for

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In New Orleans, “neutral ground” is what they call the grassy meridian in the middle of the street. Mainstream media in the US is forever striving to get to its own version of neutral ground, which often turns into it...

Does experiencing harm make you biased and untrustworthy? Some think so

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A few years ago the Washington Post attached a note to the bottom of a news feature on San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin and his then incarcerated father, declaring that the journalist, Deanna Paul, “has a ...

Tien maniere om die klimaatkrisis te konfronteer sonder om hoop te verloor

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Die wêreld soos ons dit geken het, kom tot 'n einde, en dit is aan ons hoe dit eindig en wat daarna kom. Dit is die einde van die era van fossielbrandstof, maar as die fossielbrandstof korporasies hul sin kry, sal die einde vertraag word as ...

Why does the media keep saying this election was a loss for Democrats? It wasn’t

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Pretty much anything that happens to the Democrats is a sign that they’re weak and losing and should be worried, according to the storylines into which mainstream media tends to stuff news. Pretty much nothing, includ...

Our climate demands we change the world right now. The good news? We can

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Nothing and everything and not nearly enough has changed in the six years since the Paris climate summit and agreement. The four players in our climate future – climate chaos, climate activism, climate solutions and c...

Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit review – deadheading with George Orwell

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The roses are in dire need of pruning. My rambler in particular is getting very tangled; too many whipping tendrils snaking out haphazardly at all angles. But it’s so pretty it’s hard to be properly brutal with it, ev ...

Congress is on the cusp of passing the most pivotal bill in years – if we make them

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What if the fate of the world was complicated and also, to most people, a bit boring? What if we got a chance to change the world or even save it, and hardly anyone noticed? I hardly dare to start this essay with the ...

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