PODCAST: CAAP & San Antonio’s Food Revolution

 Rising temperatures, stronger storms, depleting global fertilizer supplies all mean extractive industrial agriculture is going to take a big hit from climate change. As the City’s first climate plan […]

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Google Map of Hurricane Harvey’s Toxic Releases

It’s past time to stop whining about gas prices. Though the more obvious violence of Hurricane Harvey may be passed, residents of Southeast Texas and Louisiana continue to face threats […]

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Inspiring Tactics for Fascist Times

Too good not to share. From L.M. Bogad, “Playing in the Key of Clown: Reflections on the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army,” originally published in the Winter 2017 issue of Fifth […]

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Deceleration at ASLE 2017

This past week the environmental humanities arm of Deceleration took two days off work and Xanax’ed our way through nightmare flights to/from Detroit, where we joined up with the Association […]

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The Challenge of Environmental Peacemaking

Fifteen years after the release of ‘Environmental Peacemaking,’ the world is being rocked by massive displacement and increased resource stress. By Sreya Panuganti/New Security Beat As the 1990s drew to […]

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Border Wall RFP Released: Impenetrable … Beautiful?

Solicitation Number: 2017-JC-RT-0001 issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, February 24, 2017. See additional details, such as above possible schematic, at Virtual Builder’s Alliance. From CNN Wire: U.S. […]

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‘Pharmacist’s Nightmare’ in New York Waterways

‘Suspect screening’ confirms range of pharmaceuticals, including anticonvulsants, antihistamines, and muscle relaxants. A new way to test for a wide range of micropollutants in waterways has already turned up a nightmarish […]

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GRANT: Patagonia Seeks to Fund ‘Action-Oriented’ Environmental Campaigns

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental work. The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are […]

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West Texas Hole May Meet 5K Tons of Radioactive Fuel

By Kiah Collier/Texas Tribune A controversial radioactive waste dump in far West Texas is one step closer to being able to accept high-level nuclear waste. A controversial radioactive waste dump […]

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Illustration: ‘The Sea And Its Wonders’ (1887)

First color plate from one of my cherished books, containing all things “red in tooth and claw.” Plenty of red ink to share that violence. Published a century before folks […]

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‘Hard Power’ Needed to Stop Ongoing Genocide in Myanmar

How the international community is failing to protect the Rohingya people Ashraful Azad Via Open Democracy At this moment, a genocide is happening in Myanmar of which most of the […]

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Agent Orange: Major Dump of Toxic Mission, Tx-Related Docs

Consistently, one of the most trafficked pages on Deceleration is a reprint of an article I wrote about the poisoning of the people of Gulfport, Miss., by Agent Orange chemicals […]

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Peace March Bound for Aleppo Crossing Through Germany

From Waging Nonviolence: In the wake of untold civilian casualties in Syria, thousands have pledged their support for what’s being called the Civil March for Aleppo. The initiative, which began […]

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Bamboozled: A cure for Trump’s snake oil

Smooth-talking con artists are familiar figures in American folklore. The well-dressed hustler arrives in an unsuspecting town. He pitches some miracle cure or get-rich-quick scheme, door-to-door or from atop a […]

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Where Will the (New) Border Walls Go?

The last round of border wall construction passed through Texas nearly a decade ago following the 2006 Secure Fence Act, with steel barriers being cut through nature preserves and private […]

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Corpus Christi’s Water Ban Linked to Valero Contamination

More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water […]

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New DOE spill response: “Oops!”

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, two-time presidential candidate, and one-time Dancing With the Stars contestant, is reportedly President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Energy — an […]

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A ‘Plan B’ President Chosen for a ‘Plan A’ War

F. William Engdahl, Via New Eastern Outlook The project called the Trump Presidency has just two months before its formal beginning. Yet already the hopes and fantasies of much of […]

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