Planet or Profit?

This site is from the  progressive ‘alternative’ on-line news source Truthout that offers free access to readers who want an alternative view to what appears in the predominantly business-oriented corporate-owned press.  The link is to a collection of articles written by Truthout’s staff and contributors since September 2012.  They relate, with a North American slant,  to a wide range of issues relevant to concerns for the ways in which profit-driven human behaviours threaten the future of Spaceship Earth and its species:

As the global impacts of anthropomorphic climate disruption continue to intensify, corporations and the global elite continue to plunder our planet, subjecting areas of the planet that already face fresh-water scarcity issues and other environmental contamination problems to still greater risks from various forms of pollution.

It is not clear whether we have already passed a tipping point such that human survival beyond the next few decades cannot be assured, but what is overwhelmingly clear is that capitalism – and the drive for profits no matter what the threat to the ecosystem all humanity depends upon – is a force for global destruction.

In this space, we’ll gather the work of Truthout writers and contributors as they investigate the overall systemic threats to the ecosystem, how they are imbricated in the organization of our society, possible forms of mitigation, and how specific environments and communities suffer from transglobal corporate profit-seeking.

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