ONE blogs – JOHN CALDER – Man for Monday: WHY NOT AN INCOMES POLICY?

Although politicians cannot see, do not realise it is happening, and are too pre-occupied with their own careers and well being, a radical change is taking place in society. We are constantly told that we will soon return to things as they were, that is to the period of concern only with one’s own financial spending power and pleasures, and a culture based on admiration of role-model celebrities, known- not for their intelligence, creativity and moral excellence- but for their good looks, luck or frequent appearances on television and in the fashion pages. Little thought has been given to the problems of millions of people that are short of the most basic means necessary for their subsistence- those unfortunate enough to be suffering barbarous persecutions and massacres, or even to the natural cataclysms of the a planet which is undergoing violent climate changes that will ultimately affect us all. Climate change, uncontrolled and reckless overpopulation, shortages of food, water and other basic needs: these things can no longer be ignored. read more —>

ONE blogs – JAMES W WOOD – IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO…

Towards the end of his life, Karl Marx admitted that he had underestimated the capacity of capitalism to adapt to changing social and economic circumstances. In making this admission, Marx was acknowledging the truth that the capacity to analyse and recognise features of a problem doesn’t necessarily mean that one produces the best solution to that problem.

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ONE blogs – JAMES W WOOD – the ISM schism: or, SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATION

The recent entry by my ONE colleague Stephen Thompson on science and mysticism came at a time when, coincidentally, I’d just delivered a talk at the University of Wales on how scientists should communicate with the public.

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ONE blogs – JOSHUA SPEARS – Reflections on Rebellion

As the subject has already been put forth by the astute fellow that is Mr. John Calder, I thought it important to put across my view on the art of protest.

You see, when we speak of rebellion, the images conjured in our minds are that of stroppy teens, punk rock bands, The Rebel Alliance, a chaotic yet good natured person. Robin Hood, for example, prime example of a fellow who rebelled and protested for peace and equality.

But to some, Robin Hood was not a rebel. He was a terrorist. read more —>