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37 Synthesis/Regeneration       Spring 2005



Iraq’s New Patent Law: A Declaration of War against Farmers
Focus on the Global South and GRAIN reveal that exchange of planting materials among farmers has been made illegal.

Tsumamis and Nuclear Power
Russell Hoffman insists that, when nukes are concerned, “unlikely” is not good enough.

Monsanto Seeks Alfalfa Approval
John Peck notes that the introduction of RR alfalfa could well increase herbicide use.

DNA in GM Food and Feed
Mae-Wan Ho documents that many species of animals have been adversely affected after being fed different species of GM plants.

Thinking Politically

Drugs: Weapons of Mass Destruction for Colombia
Patricia Dahl indicates that the US “Dirty War” costs so many innocent lives that it is being decried as genocide.

The US/Colombia Plot Against Venezuela
James Petras demonstrates that the Uribe Doctrine lays the basis for unilateral military intervention anywhere in the hemisphere.

New Pentagon Vision Transforms War Agenda
Bruce Gagnon senses that the US military is being converted into a global oil protection service.

Bush’s Choice for Energy Secretary
Jason Leopold points out that Sam Bodman ran a Texas-based oil chemical company that spent five years on the top five list of the country’s worst polluters.

Economics Reconsidered

What Is Green Economics?
Brian Milani understands that processes must be designed that so that incentives for ecological conduct are built into everyday economic life.

The Economics of Greening Cities
Joan Roelofs says that if cities produce for local needs, using local resources, they can avoid toxicity, avoid exploitation of distant workers, and omit wasteful production.

Green Tax Primer
Frank de Jong advocates market economics because it requires less government expense and is more politically palatable.

Economic Philosophy and Green Electoralism
David Orton defines “economy” to include preserving and not significantly altering the welfare of other species of life inhabiting the planet.

A Green Economy Cannot Be a Market Economy
Don Fitz maintains that people should improve the quality of their lives simultaneously with decreasing the total quantity of goods produced.

Outline of a Green Economic Theory
Frank Rotering wants humankind to reverse course and seek a low and stable impact level.

World Bank Brings Market Fundamentalism to Iraq
Kathy Hoang expects Iraq to be the next link in a chain of countries that have been destroyed by conflict and then further ravaged by economic experts.

Tsunami, Mangroves and the Market Economy
Devinder Sharma argues that the tsunami disaster was the outcome of leadership by the World Bank and IMF along with the expansion of shrimp farming.

Oil Depletion, Greens, the Left (and the Left Behind)
Patrick Eytchison believes that oil was the nearest thing to free energy and that there is no real way to replace it.

Slovenia, the European Union, and the Debate Over Sustainable Agriculture
John Feffer describes farmers who hope to become a showcase of the world’s first organic bioregion.

Outside View: Faulty Frame, Savage Reality
Devinder Sharma explains how the WTO allowed the US and EU to raise farm subsidies while hoodwinking negotiators from developing countries.

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