Category Archives: environment

A radical’s perspective on CCAN’s stop at St. Mary’s College

At PowerShift which I wrote about on October 27th, CCAN was talking about a whole new threat: a liquified natural gas export facility in Maryland. I had done some research into this myself, and I found out: There is already … Continue reading

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Artscape has lost its soul: a sea of hyper-commercialization UPDATED

Today I went down to the country’s largest art festival in Baltimore. It was deathly hot, meaning my cold water turned all warm. Everyone seemed to be selling something. There was police presence just about everywhere. This even included a … Continue reading

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Business-friendly means favoring big corporations

Note: This was originally sent to the publication of the Green Party (U.S.) called Green Pages. The article has been slightly changed as it is being published on this blog. On April 9th, The Daily Record, a conservative tabloid owned … Continue reading

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A march against Monsanto in Maryland

In the gearing up to the march against Monsanto yesterday I found one place in the Baltimore area, the suburb of Hunt Valley. I had already watched a 2004 documentary created by Morgan Spurlock on the subject, the Future of … Continue reading

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Power corrupts…and corporations corrupt through sponsorship

There are some “well-respected” institutions in Maryland that must be examined because of their record of corporate sponsorship. These include the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, the Maryland Humanities Council and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Maryland Humanities Council This … Continue reading

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‘Fracking’ brings prosperity, problems to Pennsylvania

This was originally posted on The Baltimore Sun. I am reposting this because fracking may show up in Western Maryland next. There are certain parts that are bolded as they directly relate to Maryland. Times are good these days at … Continue reading

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Al Jaazera’s “Fault lines” gets it right about Baltimore

I recently watched Al-Jaazera’s special they did on Baltimore last year called “Fault Lines – Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City” on YouTube. I highly recommend you watch it (its about 22 minutes long). The show interviews people across the … Continue reading

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