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Pope Francis Issues Major Call to Rescue a Planet in Crisis

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In a close reading of the first papal encyclical focused exclusively on the global ecological crisis, The New York Times finds the head of the Catholic Church calling on leaders and people from all cultures to act to protect the world's ecosystems and the disadvantaged from predatory and shortsighted political and economic systems.

The Pentagon's Preparations for War Against Us

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A score of recent defense department and other official documents warn that climate change, energy shocks and economic crisis could trigger waves of civil unrest. The understanding seems to explain the proliferation of security and surveillance programs over the last decade.

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