Author: The CNCL Team

You Can Have Peace Or The US Empire. You Can’t Have Both.

A nation that cannot exist without ceaseless war is not actually a nation at all: it’s an ongoing military operation with some suburbs and schools mixed in. This is true of Israel, and on a larger scale it is true of the globe-spanning, empire-like oligarchic world order that is loosely centralized around the United States.

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Nuclear War: A Thought Experiment

Living on the same planet as armageddon weapons and a global contract of mutually assured destruction should be something that you are acutely aware of, and something you have grappled with on an existential level to the fullest extent possible.

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Another Hiroshima Is Coming… Unless We Stop It Now

In a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from  five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons – from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada to Polynesia and Australia. He warns that unless we take action now, China is next.

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The End of Kings

The end of kings is near. It is time to scale decentralized trust networks to empower humanity to work, trade, and govern directly with each other without the need for rulers to rule us.

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Fractal Agent Smiths

The struggle of humankind is a struggle to become more conscious. Like a fractal, you see this same struggle to expand consciousness happening on every level of humanity no matter how far out or how far in you zoom the camera. But within every possible recursion of the fractal, you’ve got forces opposing that expansion of consciousness.

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The Taste of Wild Water

Author Stephen Buhner shares a personal experience of intimacy with the natural world and the transmission of this connection through the generations.

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Making Sense of the Downward Spiral: Daniel Schmachtenberger

America’s cities are ablaze with rioting after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This comes in the heightened tensions of the coronavirus crisis. How can we make sense of this spiral of polarisation, and are bad actors taking advantage of the situation? This is a conversation with evolutionary philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger hosted by Rebel Wisdoom.

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I Reckon We Can Win This Thing

All in all, I reckon we can win this thing. Not the anti-policing protests necessarily; I don’t quite know what will happen with those in the long run. I mean the whole thing. Winning it all. Actually getting out from underneath the elite and beginning to function as a healthy organism on this planet.

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Warmest May on Record, Siberia 10C Hotter

Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth’s permafrost, as the world experienced its warmest May on record, the European Union’s climate monitoring network said Friday.

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From Emergency to Emergence

The COVID-19 crisis has imposed immense hardship on billions of people. But that hardship is dwarfed by what lies ahead if we continue on our current path. Now we must step up to prevent the collapse of the regenerative systems by which Earth creates and maintains the conditions we need to exist.

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Life May Itself Be A Koan

The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. The key to the resolution of a koan is a shift in the being of the student which allows for a new understanding of the question itself. 

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Meat/Mental Health Story Latest in Fake Nutritional Science

“Meat Improves Mental Health,” mainstream media blasted out this week, without mentioning the “study” was funded by an “unrestricted research grant through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.” Such fake science from the meat industry is becoming more common as people drop meat.

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Dress Rehearsal for the Apocalypse

As we look out on silent, empty, streets, watching while statistics of the sick and the dead skyrocket out of control, and the sickening chill of fear clutches at our hearts for our loved ones whom we are powerless to protect, the question that hangs in the air is, ‘Why?’

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Covid-19: The Rich, the Poor, the “Other”

The impact and consequences of the pandemic (for health and the economy) are much worse for the poorest sections of society and could devastate developing nations. It is making social inequality even more acute and while many communities are uniting, where a coordinated political response is called for, divisions predominate.

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The Coming Ecosystem Collapse Is Already Here for Coral

The Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of its third mass-bleaching event in the last five years. This year’s heat-induced bleaching—which occurs during the region’s summer season—is more severe than the previous two, with 25 percent of the reefs experiencing widespread bleaching.

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1 Year Since Julian Assange’s Arrest: A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion marking one year since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and arrested by British police. Assange is fighting extradition to the United States where he faces 175 years in prison on the first-ever charges of espionage for publishing truthful information in the public interest.

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What Determines Coronavirus Survival?

What determines COVID-19 survival if you are infected? Do we have any control over it? Using periodic animations, this video covers the virus’s mechanism for reproduction, how the virus claims its victims, and how to lower major risk factors for fatality.

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Thinking of Ducks

Ducks. As a child I used to love visiting duckponds. These memories linger, visions of a lost childhood when I thought the world was a place of beauty and wonder. Oblivious to the barbarity of my species, I had no clue what was really in store for the majority of ducks, and the world became a blacker and more sinister place for my knowing.

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