A missed chance for a radical rethink

Originally posted on The Extinction Chronicles:
A flawed report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment makes little contribution to the development of our climate policies, writes Rod Oram. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton has produced a remarkably unbalanced report on our attempts to tackle climate change. On one hand he’s punishingly hard…

42 Years Ago, a corrupt United States Supreme Court Gave Corporations Free Speech Rights

Originally posted on John Hively's Blog: News and Analysis of the War Against the Middle Class:
Lewis Powell was a well-to-do, but relatively obscure, attorney in 1971. He was a corporate lawyer who worked with the Tobacco Institute and various tobacco corporations while they marketed and sold their cancer-causing products to unsuspecting customers. Management…