No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
I want to say, in all seriousness, that a great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of work, and that the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organized diminution of work.
The U.N. advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, issued a dire warning last month that the fledgling new country of South Sudan is “on the brink” of a genocide comparable to what happened in Rwanda over two decades ago.
Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction is still incomplete in Iowa, with pipeline opponents continuing to cause delays in direct actions staged by the group Mississippi Stand all along the Mississippi, Skunk, and Des Moines Rivers.
As thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock this past weekend to join the #NoDAPL demonstrators, the Army Corps announced it has denied the final easement to Dakota Access for the crossing at Lake Oahe. Energy Transfer Partners claims that this doesn’t change anything, and they fully expect to complete the pipeline regardless.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii, 2nd District) delivered a speech on the House floor urging President Barack Obama to intervene and order the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be halted immediately. In her speech, she announced her plans to join with thousands of fellow veterans who are “self-deploying” to Standing Rock this weekend to support the demonstrators and protect them from forcible removal.
During Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s entire presidential run, the Big Three TV Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) altogether spent a meager 36 seconds total in coverage of her campaign. However, since Stein began her election recount campaign last Wednesday, the same Big Three TV networks that refused to report on her have provided her TWELVE TIMES more coverage in the last five days alone than they did over the entirety of her year-long run for the White House.
On Friday, November 26, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers announced a December 5 deadline to move protesters off their current location to a nearby “free speech zone.” Just days after setting this ultimatum for demonstrators encamped at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the Army Corps walked back their deadline to move the camp from its current location.
Why do some of us identify as “conservatives”, and others as “liberals” or “progressives”? According to some neuroscientists, the answer lies partially in the makeup of our brains.
In light of the recent mounting criticism over how fake news sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome, Google has agreed to fund a project to develop automated fact-finding tools.