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by Trevor Paglen I’VE LONG THOUGHT that conventional understandings of geography were a little too “horizontal”. That geographical concepts such as production, uneven development, territory, scale, geopolitics and the like tended to be theorized on an assumed horizontal plane of human…
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Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken HUMANITY’S IMPACT on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene — needs to be declared, according…
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The greatest threat to the Earth is the “liberal” capitalist order which subsidizes, industrializes, and consumerizes the vast, high-birthrate masses of the Third World. EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY 2016 landed on August 8, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for…
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THE ECONOMY does not exist. There is no such thing. Hyperbole, but true hyperbole. The economy, despite the absolute importance we place on it in our mammon-worship, is not a real, existent entitity. It is an abstraction and simplification of millions of humans making billions of trade decisions.…
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by Seth Shostak (pictured) OK, QUICK: Name a few important things that happened in the 11th century. If you’re not tenured in medieval studies, that may be tough, although several modestly notable events took place in those hundred years — for example, the Battle of Hastings and the launch…
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