With completion of the 3,400-mile Transoceanic Highway, the Amazonian state of Acre in Brazil now connects with the southern Pacific Coast of Peru, unleashing numerous impacts to the environment and indigenous people.
Author: Jack Eidt
Re-envisioning LA Sprawl – Multi-Modal, Multi-Layered, Costing Multi-Billions
One method to rescue this unsustainable, fossil-fuel-addicted, disease-inducing polluted mega-metropolis from its sterile streetscape of cars, exhaust, and non-descript sidewalk-life, is to provide alternative transportation that cuts out the need for parking and forces people to walk.
Rigs-to-Reefs: Another Big Oil Remediation Subsidy – By Jack Eidt
Sunken offshore oil rigs are not a scientifically proven habitat for marine life, may leave significant contamination in the ocean from polluted shell and debris mounds, and pose possible safety and liability issues for the State of California.
Correa’s Ecuador: Police Insurrection Fails as Coup But Challenges Remain
The police insurrection turned failed coup d’état against Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa illustrates the many shades of gray between national sovereignty, ethnic and regional autonomy, multinational corporate development interests, and international political movements.
Genetically Modified Foods – Weird Science Harming Health – By Jack Eidt
Shopping in grocery stores without understanding origins and processes involved in food production can be hazardous to your health. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) were originally allowed into our foods without labeling despite US Food and Drug Administration scientists warning that they could create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergens, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems.
Detroit Heidelberg Project – Renaissance Through Urban Art
An urban conceptual art installation called The Heidelberg Project, named after its street location in the formerly central core of Detroit, Michigan, transforms a neighborhood first devastated by the 1967 riots, plagued by unemployment, poverty, financial redlining, racial segregation, then abandoned, burned, and largely demolished but for a few homes set among open grassy fields.
Narcotrafficking in Mexico – Neoliberalism and a Militarized State
“In southern Mexico many multinationals have significant interests because there are so many natural resources. Developers want to use those lands for eco-tourism, they want to exploit the natural resources contained in the forests, etc. The pretext is always the ‘war on drugs’ or ‘security’, but there is more behind the justifications and Chiapas is just one example.”