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The Declaration of Evolution - by Dr Timothy Leary.
"These old, white rulers have maintained a continuous war against other species of life, enslaving and destroying at whim fowl, fish, animals and spreading a lethal carpet of concrete and metal over the soft body of earth."

New Age Gaia Nonsense A tirade against the new age hippy culture with its fascist undertones hidden by a façade of crystal gazing niceness.

Aborigines in Australia Australian treatment of indigenous peoples closely follows the US example, or for that matter the example of all colonialist powers.

Big Brother Covets the Internet by Daniel Brandt. "The little guy thinks he has created something new and powerful. He's so busy congratulating himself, that when the Big Dogs begin to notice, the little guy doesn't."

Saturn and Scientism by T. Fulano. "Our universe is an artifice, and nature is a commodity to be consumed. Our waking life is reduced to the cubicle and the production line, our dreams to television static, our wisdom to statistical jargon." How we are misled into believing that information is the same thing as knowledge, and leads to wisdom.

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. By Jerry Mander.

"Mythinformation (n.): The almost religious conviction that a widespread adoption of computers and communications systems, along with broad access to electronic information, will automatically produce a better world for humanity." - Good Stuff! By Langdon Winner

Man, Bytes, Dog By James Gorman. "Many people have asked me about the Cairn Terrier. How about memory, they want to know. Is it IBM-compatible? Why didn't I get the IBM itself, or a Kaypro, Compaq, or Macintosh? I think the best way to answer these questions is to look at the Macintosh and the Cairn head on. I almost did buy the Macintosh. It has terrific graphics, good word-processing capabilities, and the mouse. But in the end I decided on the Cairn, and I think I made the right decision."

Appropriate Technology and Co-operative Culture in Ladakh. Written by someone who actually lived there for some years, this essay provides a personal insight into the way societies are destroyed by bigness development, and what is being done to mitigate the worst effects of it in Ladakh. Very readable, does not descend into statistical analysis or sociologist newspeak.

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Transcript of a speech by Judi Bari.

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