James E. Hansen and Me

by  Ron  Spriestersbach This is a free association stream of consciousness related to global warning. The hero of the story is Dr. James E. Hansen, generally accepted as the scientist-leader in the US in the field of climate change. Itís like the frog and the water. Throw it into boiling water, and it will jump out. Put it into a glass of cold water and gradually raise the temperature and it will boil to death. When the Iraq war started early this century, millions of people demonstrated [...]

NGOs as a Shadow State

by Ron Spriestersbach A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons. This discussion will consider especially articles in two recent editions of Monthly Review, “The Nonprofit Corporate Complex” by Efe Can Gurcan in March 2015 and “Bangladesh—A Model of Neoliberalism: The Case of Microfinance and NGOs” by Amu Muhammad in April 2015. Efe Can Gurcan posits the following triangular structure of the imperialist system [...]

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