Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

Milton Friedman on Slavery and Colonization

Noam Chomsky – History of US Rule in Latin America

The Future of Food – Dr. Vandana Shiva

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Sources for the Mutual History of Ghana and the Netherlands: An Annotated Guide to the Dutch Archives Relating to Ghana and West Africa in the Nationaal Archief 1593-1960s: Doortmont, Jinna Smit

Annotated guide to the Dutch archives on Ghana and West Africa in the Nationaal Archief offering a comprehensive overview of available sources. Part I: description of archival materials. Part II: historical overview of the Dutch in Ghana and selected themes from Ghanas history. With bibliography and index.

Brill, Netherlands, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. There is a long tradition of research into the mutual history of Ghana and the Netherlands, especially with respect to the Dutch participation in the Atlantic slave trade. The tradition includes the history of the forts and castles that dot Ghana’s coast, and the wider presence of the Dutch in West Africa between the sixteenth and nineteenth century. This annotated guide to the Dutch archives on Ghana and West Africa in the Nationaal Archief offers a comprehensive overview of available sources. Part I describes the archival materials in detail. Part II discusses the history of the Dutch in Ghana and selected themes from Ghana’s history. A bibliography and a name, geographical, and thematical index conclude the guide.

Climate change worst case scenario

CBC News

Published on Sep 19, 2015

Johanna Wagstaffe explains what havoc melting antarctic sea ice would cause.

Sleepwalking Beyond the Point of No Return: Non-thought and Nonsense in High Places | EV & N 309 | CCTV

EV&N-309-w500

http://ecoethics.net/2014-ENVRE120/20190331-EV&N-309-Link.html

https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/629019

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Those in control of the dominant institutions in our society are acting on misplaced metaphors and serious delusions of power in a fragile ecosystem.  The insights of Zheng He, Columbus, Magellan and many others since their achievements in the 15th century have made it clear that we live on a spherical globe suspended by the laws of physics in a vast and largely empty universe.  The trouble is that the very important empirical discoveries of these explorers have been largely swept aside by the illusion of the “endless frontiers” for expansion that their achievements  unleashed in the minds of political, military and economic elites.

From a systems perspective, of course, “frontier” metaphors make no sense on Earth because linear metaphors are meaningless on the surface of a sphere.  Nevertheless, flat-earth frontier imagery has fueled the delusions of the powerful and inspired the unthinking adherence of millions of people to support the agenda of continuous expansion in one kingdom and country after another ever since the fifteenth century.

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