Author, Affiliation, Date: Mark Whittaker, The Weekend Australian Magazine, News Limited, 18 November 2006 Teaser:
The world will creak to a halt when oil supplies dry up in the near future, then all hell will break loose. Or so these people believe - and they're preparing for the apocalypse now. The scariest thing is they seem so rational, writes Mark Whittaker.
Contributed by blackandred on Mon, 2006/11/20 - 12:47am
...Halliburton helped pay for a vicious TV spot campaign that featured libelous hit pieces tagging (PRD leader) Lopez Obrador as a danger to Mexico. Because only political parties can mount such campaigns, Halliburton's participation was patently illicit according to Mexico's highest electoral tribunal, the TRIFE.
Despite and because of the current situation in Iraq, U.S. foreign policy is repeating itself in Iran. The Bush administration is isolating and antagonizing Iran instead of negotiating and seeking resolution. As with Iraq, it is lobbing the same threats of sanctions and regime change. The administration specifically refuses to take the "military option" off the table, despite frequent requests to do so from our European allies.
Contributed by macdonald on Mon, 2006/11/13 - 12:15pm
For fast and effective action on climate change
It is a testament to the power of money that Nicholas Stern's report should have
swung the argument for drastic action, even before anyone has finished reading
it. He appears to have demonstrated what many of us suspected: that it would
cost much less to prevent runaway climate change than to seek to live with it.