Adbusters #89: The Ecopsychology Issue
As nature turns into an increasing number of ravaged, people are more and more not able to deal with truth. Our new factor explores the hyperlinks among planetary dying and the unraveling of the human psyche. How is the annihilation of our ecological domestic inflicting us to maneuver throughout the 5 levels of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, melancholy and reputation? do we have to embark on a software of ecotherapy to heal the planet and ourselves?
Also during this factor: Chris Hedges on Netanyahu, Lieberman and the attack on Israel’s legitimacy
Sam Cooper at the Coming Insurrection
Astra Taylor on Philosophy on the Edge
Nicholas Kristof at the strength of Empathy
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While Gorbachev was out of Moscow in 1991, a disgruntled group of communists staged a coup. On August 19, it was announced that Gorbachev had resigned. Soldiers and tanks were brought in to support the coup but the conspirators were loath to engage in any real violence, and it was soon clear that the soldiers had no intention of firing on their own people in any case. The coup ultimately failed because it lacked the support it needed from the army, key leaders, and the population at large. The head of the Russian republic, Boris Yeltsin, vigorously opposed the coup, and emerged as a hero for saving Gorbachev’s position.
Factories were in poor repair and inefficient, and their consumer products were shoddy. Managers did not have the know-how to function in a market economy, nor were workers prepared for the uncertainties of the marketplace. The transportation and delivery system for the goods they produced was poor. Crime bosses became rich as protection money was extorted from businesses. Skyrocketing inflation proved devastating, especially for people on pensions. It was not unusual for people to go months with no pay, or to receive pay in the form of consumer products like vodka or even tombstones.
In December 1991, the Soviet Union dissolved, and a new Commonwealth of Independent States was formed. The mood was euphoric for a short time as Yeltsin began the process of dismantling the communist system and replacing it with a capitalist economy within a democratic country. That mood soon dissipated as the economy deteriorated. Hostility between the new parliament, again called the Duma, and Yeltsin broke into open conflict as Duma supporters took over the Moscow mayor’s office and tried to take the television center at Ostankino in Moscow.