In the June 7 issue of Nature, a group of scientists from around the world warned that climate change and other human activities may be driving Earth toward a "critical transition" on a global scale: an irreversible tipping point with destructive consequences, including mass extinctions, and changes in the biosphere that will impact the ability of the planet to support life. Unless something is done.
Professor Wayne M. Getz, of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley, one of the co-authors of the study, "Approaching a state shift in Earth's biosphere," talks about the importance of this study and what can be done.
Check out the article here.
Larry Everest, correspondent for Revolution newspaper, discusses the uprising in Syria, what's at stake, and why the US agenda is imperialism, not humanitarianism. With signs that the US and its imperialist allies are moving toward more direct and aggressive intervention, what happens in Syria will have repercussions in the region and the world.
Read more in Revolution.
The entire cast Language Rooms, a play currently at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The play deals with the themes of identity, immigration and dual loyalty, and the US "war on terror" -- in the context of a dark comedy set in a secret CIA "black site," or torture camp.