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Brian Tokar: The Dialectic of Tech and Society

The development of GMOs and gene-edited crops reaffirms the many ways in which new technologies both reflect and help reinforce the commercial imperatives, and the larger social matrix, from which they emerged

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Brian Tokar: On Technology’s Past and Future

The development of GMOs and gene-edited crops reaffirms the many ways in which new technologies both reflect and help reinforce the commercial imperatives, and the larger social matrix, from which they emerged

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Brian Tokar: Review of “No Bosses”

The more we think about such revolutionary possibilities, the more plausible it is that at least some of our transformative visions will someday come to pass

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Brian Tokar: On the IPCC’s latest climate report

What does it tell us?

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

This technology has failed to demonstrate any consistent advantages for crop yields or food quality, but has helped drive an unprecedented consolidation of corporate power in the global seed and agrochemical sectors

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Brian Tokar: “Humans” are not the problem: Reflections on a “useless” documentary

“Planet of the Humans” does a serious disservice to those seeking to bring a more systemic and forward-looking approach into the climate movement

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Brian Tokar: Climate Talks in Madrid: What will it take to prevent climate collapse?

With a new generation of activists in the streets demanding more serious climate action and clamoring for climate justice, we may be seeing the beginnings of a movement that can finally turn things around

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Brian Tokar: The liberatory potential of local action

Local action is often the best remedy for the failings of the current system — a worldwide confederation of democratic communities can have the same impact at a global scale

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Brian Tokar: Social Ecology

The theory and praxis of social ecology remains our best hope to fend off a dystopian future and meaningfully reshape the fate of humanity on this planet

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Brian Tokar: The Paris Climate Agreement: 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

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