Poverty Online Course Module 1: Introduction to Betting on Famine by Prof Jean Ziegler

“The destruction, every year, of tens of millions of men, women, and children from hunger is the greatest scandal of our era. Every five seconds, a child under the age of ten dies of hunger – on a planet abounding in wealth and rich in natural resources. In its current state, the global agricultural system would in face, without any difficulty, be capable of feeding 12 billion people, or twice the world’s current population. Hunger is thus in no way inevitable. Every child who starves to death is murdered.” Read more…

Soil Development in Recently Deglaciated Terrain by R. A. Cranwell

This is a digitization of the work ‘An Analysis of Factors and Processes of Soil Development Operating in Recently Deglaciated Terrain in Svinafell South East Iceland’ by R. A. Cranwell produced in 1980.  You can find more of the work of Robert Cranwell at his website Amateur Emigrant which holds recounted stories of his travels to far flung places all over the world sharing insights into the peoples, the cultures, the built and natural environments:
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Compliance with the Group: Reviewing Prof Arthur J. Deikman’s Work

This is a study article which is a review of Prof Arthur J. Deikman‘s work on cult behaviours in everyday life.  Deikman was clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Franscisco and published ‘The Wrong Way Home; Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society’ in 1990.  The book lays out his analyses of certain characteristics found in cults emphasising the point that, far from being unusual rarities of behaviour found in the easily led or weak minded, these ways of thinking and acting are widespread and nestled in the comfort of our own tendencies.
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