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Brian Tokar: 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina

The book, Seeds of Power, offers important insights on the complex dynamics of power and compliance and how they can play out in a broad national context

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Brian Tokar: What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse?

Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that

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Brian Tokar: Paris: Hope or Hype

The world the diplomats inhabit couldn’t be farther removed from the places where the impacts of continuing climate chaos are felt the most. In that world, people are working harder year by year to grow food and sustain their lives in the face of an increasingly unstable global climate.

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Brian Tokar: Dylan Goes Electric

Dylan Goes Electric By Elijah Wald Dey Street Books, 2015 Review by Brian Tokar Fifty years ago Bob Dylan sent shockwaves through the music world, appearing at the hallowed Newport Folk Festival with an electric guitar and a wailing, electric backup band. Those events have inspired raucous debate among folk and rock music fans ever Read more…

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Brian Tokar: Toward Climate Justice

The summer and fall of 2009 will surely be noted in the annals of environmental history. This period could be remembered as the time when the world’s elites slowly began to crawl toward a meaningful solution to the threat of accelerating global climate disruptions. But if events continue along the path of recent months, it Read more…

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Brian Tokar: Global Warming and the Struggle for Justice

If 2006 was the year that the “inconvenient truth” of global climate disruption made its way into the popular consciousness—and sparked a huge new wave of green products and corporate greenwashing—then hopefully the results of 2007’s revelations about the earth’s rapidly changing climate will prove more substantive and long-lasting. Not only did the UN’s Intergovermental Read more…

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Brian Tokar: The New Energy Debates

O ne of the most pressing issues facing us all, including the new Democratic-controlled Congress, is what to do about energy policy and climate change. With sweeping changes in the leadership of key congressional committees and heightened public concerns about the consequences of disruptive climate shifts, the time appears ripe for significant changes in U.S. Read more…

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Brian Tokar: Murray Bookchin, Visionary Social Theorist

M urray Bookchin, the visionary and often iconoclastic social theorist and activist, died Sunday, July 30 in his home in Burlington, Vermont. He was 85. During a prolific career of writing, teaching, and political activism that spanned half a century, Bookchin forged a new anti-authoritarian outlook rooted in ecology, dialectical philosophy, and left libertarianism.  During Read more…

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Brian Tokar: Climate Talks in Montreal

E xpectations were high in early December 2005, as 10,000 delegates representing 189 countries converged in Montreal to discuss the future of international measures to limit global climate change. A broad spectrum of international NGOs, from Friends of the Earth to the corporate-friendly Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), described the negotiations as crucial for saving Read more…

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Brian Tokar: The World Bank, Biotechnology and the “Next Green Revolution”

From Z Magazine, April 2004 The World Bank, Biotechnology and the “Next Green Revolution” — Brian Tokar Later this month (April 22 – 25), global justice activists will be gathering in Washington, DC for what has become the annual protest against the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. But this year’s Read more…

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