Bulgaria’s Burning Man (Vimeo 21:07)

Flame (Пламен) — short film about Plamen Goranov

In 2013 Plamen Goranov, a 37-year-old construction worker and artist from Varna, Bulgaria set himself on fire as a form of political protest. PLAMEN (also meaning ‘flame’ in Bulgarian) explores what led the young activist to his protest and ultimately to his death, thus setting a disturbing trend of self-immolations in the EU’s poorest country.

Awards and Vimeo Below the Fold

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Jul 4

SchwartzReport: Monsanto Herbicide Labeled Carginogenic (Our Generation’s DDT) by World Health Organization

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This report has good news. Glyphosate is the modern DDT — whose lingering presence now decades later it should be noted is still killing people. Like DDT it has been hugely profitable, but grotesquely destructive, not only as intended, but in other ways as well. Now a gathering resistance driven from the bottom up challenges this corporate greed, and is succeeding.

Monsanto Herbicide Faces Global Fallout After World Health Organization Labels It a Probable Carcinogen

The fight against glyphosate is gaining momentum, and where governments are not stepping up to enforce bans, citizens and private companies are taking it upon themselves with major successes.
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Jun 20

Jack Devine: On Ethics & Intelligence at Carnegie

Categories: Ethics

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Jun 2

SchwartzReport: Inside the People’s War on Coal

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is some more on the decline of coal. This is largely a citizen action, and it shows what the concerted power of individual choice can accomplish. This is good news for the Earth and the beings that inhabit it.

Inside the War on Coal

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Jun 2