April 24, 2011 at 14:21 (Uncategorized)

Dear friends and followers,

Thank you immensely for your support and interest over the past couple of months! The reason you haven’t been hearing much from us lately is that we’ve been very busy building a new website, which is now finally online at If you enjoyed this blog, I would urge all of you to subscribe to our feed at the new website to keep receiving daily updates of new posts.

Thanks again for having supported ROAR! Your readership and comments were the main motivation for me to continue blogging. I hope you will keep following us at our awesome new website!

Much love,


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George Monbiot: “Coal Will Kill Millions of Times More People than Nuclear”

March 16, 2011 at 19:39 (Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy) (, , , , , , , , , )

Leading UK environmentalist launches desperate plea to fellow Greens not to make “unjustifiable leap” and abandon low-carbon nuclear power over the Fukushima emergency.

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Ulrich Beck on Nuclear Power and Risk

March 15, 2011 at 12:01 (Environment, Renewable Energy) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In 2008, Ulrich Beck wrote in the Guardian that nuclear power should not  be seen a “green panacea” but as a “reckless gamble,” and warned the world that we are being urged “to climb into an aircraft for which a landing strip has not yet been built.”

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Man vs. Nature in the Nuclear Age

March 15, 2011 at 06:24 (Environment, Renewable Energy) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

The triple tragedy that is unfolding in Japan has starkly revealed a major contradiction in man’s relationship to nature under the conditions of late modernity. Stumbling along in ‘collective blindness’, humanity continues to live at the mercy of risks that we will never fully understand.

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Political Fallout of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Reaches Europe

March 15, 2011 at 03:29 (Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Resistance) (, , , , , , , , )

While Japanese workers are furiously trying to stave off a nuclear meltdown, the political fallout has already reached European shores — in a very big way.

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European Debt Crisis? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

March 13, 2011 at 05:31 (Austerity, Crisis of Capitalism, Global Finance, Speculation) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises last year, analysts predicted that the collapse of the eurozone might become the big story of 2011. But while our neighbors in North Africa and the Middle East have burst into full-blown revolution, all appears to be quiet on the Western front. Or does it?

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The Arab Uprisings and Europe’s Energy Future

March 10, 2011 at 14:37 (Middle East, Renewable Energy, Revolution) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

The democratic revolutions raging through Europe’s backyard once again raise the question of our addiction to oil and our pandering to the region’s resource-rich dictators.

(Image courtesy of Manu Cornet)

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Europe in Crisis, Part III: The German Engine

March 10, 2011 at 14:22 (Austerity, Climate Change, Crisis of Capitalism, Renewable Energy) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

As the dark clouds of austerity amass over the European continent, the EU’s economic powerhouse — Germany — still finds itself standing tall in the eye of the storm. But while the German economy ploughs on, concerns in Europe are rising about the country’s growing influence within the Union, as well as the increasingly isolationist stance of Merkel’s government and the protracted frictions in the Franco-German relationship. How can Europe address the challenges it confronts while its largest member state appears to be going it alone?

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An Apologist for Tyranny: Barber on Gaddafi

March 8, 2011 at 17:31 (Middle East) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In an unsettling new interview, Benjamin Barber — the leading Western academic who served as an advisor to Colonel Gaddafi and his PR machine — unwittingly echoes the deceitful and paranoid ramblings of the Brother Leader and his son Saif al-Islam.

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LSE Director Quits over Gaddafi Ties

March 4, 2011 at 03:59 (Middle East, Resistance, Revolution) (, , , , , , , , , , )

After 11 days of one reputation-wrecking embarrassment after another, the embattled director of the Libyan London School of Economics, Sir Howard Davies, has finally stepped down over his emphatic toadying to the Gaddafi regime.

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