Sunday, June 23, 2024

Tag: consumerism

Brand loyalties dominate our life choices—but party brands are hardly created...

Sorry, but a convicted scoundrel struggling to stay out of jail only to become a fascist commando sounds like a miracle way to lose.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Complacency rules: Consumerism and the environment

Complacency and the refusal to change individual behavior and collective ways of living are stoking the underlying cause of the crisis—consumerism.

When less is more

We must look critically at all the forms of consumption that could be eliminated to the ultimate benefit of all.

Forget the badgering of hack politicians. Consumer boycotts & eco-smart investing...

Imagine the convergence when boycotts and selective stock investments boost targeted street actions

Focusing on cutting emissions alone won’t halt environmental decline, we must...

There is no free lunch when it comes to halting climate and environmental breakdown.

Consuming stuff: The polluting world of fashion

The environment and why we can never buy any new clothing ever again!

Everything I know about a low-waste lifestyle I learned from my...

Frugality doesn’t just save money – it helps save the environment, too.

#BuyNothing: Greenpeace and partners ask people to make something instead this...

"With our throwaway lifestyles, we are fueling climate change, pollution and the destruction of people’s homes and irreplaceable natural wonders. MAKE SMTHNG Week offers a fun and creative way out of this wasteful consumerism."

Faces of pain, faces of hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure.

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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.

Essential jobs and public school teachers in the US fail to provide living wages

Home health aides, retail salespersons, fast-food workers, and public school teachers are essential to the economy and society, yet their wages fall far short of the cost of living.