Archive for October 26th, 2017

26/10/2017

Pollution or How the ‘Take-Make-Dispose’ Economic Model Does Kill

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Oct 26 2017 (IPS) – The prevailing “Take-Make-Dispose” linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of the world’s main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater.

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Oil fields ablaze in Mosul, Iraq. Credit: UNEP

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26/10/2017

Migrants in the Med – Beneficial and Sparse Pastures of Greece

Human Wrongs Watch

By Jeffrey Levett*

16 October 2017 (Wall Street International) – Greece has never been a stranger to disruptive population movements or to manmade and natural disasters. At the end of the Bronze Age, Great Migrations of immense proportion took place.

Migrants in Greece
Migrants in GreecePhoto Re-posted from Wall Street International

After population dispersal (circa 1200 BC), renewal came several centuries later (900-600 BC); written works of Homer, Hesiod (Works and Days with instructions for farmers on agricultural arts at a time of crisis), and Thales of Miletus (philosopher, scientist and entrepreneur). Descriptions of chaos passed down by folk singers and storytellers helped piece together the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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