Yearly Archives: 2019

By Simon Whalley The results are in. Britain has spoken, and the verdict for progressives is a demoralizing one. The different paths on offer in this election were startling.   On one side, a party had a clear proposal to abolish university tuition fees, end rough sleeping within five years, provide a living wage of £10 an hour […]

Can Meaningful Change Be Brought About at The Ballot Box?

[shared_counts] By Simon Whalley Due to capitalism’s rapaciousness, our species is hurtling towards ecocide at a frightening pace. In the early twentieth century, tens of millions died under the Stalinist regime. We blame these deaths on the wickedness of socialism. Later, in Germany, around 6 million Jews were systematically murdered […]

The Choice Is Ours: Extinction or Rebellion?

Title: Dominion Author: Matthew Scully Genre: Nature Publisher: Macmillan Release Date: October 8, 2003 Pages: 448 Argues for responsible action in the treatment of animals, challenging popular conceptions about animal feeling and awareness and profiling a safari convention, factory farm, and the works of top writers.

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and ...

The unfolding climate crisis is unprecedented in importance. The future of life on earth is in the balance, and many students in Japan are unaware of the severity of the situation they are in. With this in mind, Discuss Earth has developed a 90 minute lesson plan to raise awareness […]

The Climate Crisis 気候危機

Title: Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Author: Bill McKibben Genre: Nature Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Release Date: April 2, 2019 Pages: 272 Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human […]

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?