FEATURED ARTICLE: SUMMER 2021 SET GLOBAL LAND TEMPERATURE RECORD / by Zeke Hausfather

CLIMATE UPDATE ‘More heat records shattered as greenhouse gas levels reach new peak‘ The year so far has been one of extremes, featuring record-shattering heatwaves, wildfires and flooding, as well as the warmest-ever meteorological summer – June, July and August – in the global land-surface record. As a whole, the world is on track to haveContinue reading “FEATURED ARTICLE: SUMMER 2021 SET GLOBAL LAND TEMPERATURE RECORD / by Zeke Hausfather”

‘Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity’ / by Ian Angus

Photo by Rebeka Ryvola, NYC, 2014. World Health Organization urges ‘rapid and ambitious action to halt and reverse the climate crisis’ On October 11, the World Health Organization published a special report on climate change and health. The Health Argument for Climate Action is being submitted to participants in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) ofContinue reading “‘Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity’ / by Ian Angus”

COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting / by John Bachtell

People pass by a floral decoration celebrating the U.N. Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in a park in Kunming, the host city, in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, on Oct. 2, 2021. | Chinatopix via AP Humanity must urgently act to halt the escalating biological diversity crisis to prevent ecological collapse and begin nature’s recovery. So warned theContinue reading “COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting / by John Bachtell”

Remembering Maurice Bishop and the revolution in Grenada / by Owen Schalk

May Day 1980: Grenada’s Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, center, is flanked by Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro, right, and Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega in Havana, Cuba. | AP nearly ten years laterlook at me here analyzingstill distraught and debatingsympathizing synthesizingregretting and rememberingand timejust passing ~ “Nearly Ten Years Later (For Grenada)” by Merle Collins Oct. 16Continue reading “Remembering Maurice Bishop and the revolution in Grenada / by Owen Schalk”

The Politician-Scholar: Eric Williams and the tangled history of capitalism and slavery / by Gerald Horne

Illustration by Joe Ciardiello Before he became a celebrated author and the founding father and first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Eustace Williams was an adroit footballer. At his high school, Queen’s Royal College, he was a fierce competitor, which likely led to an injury that left him deaf in his right ear.Continue reading “The Politician-Scholar: Eric Williams and the tangled history of capitalism and slavery / by Gerald Horne”

AFRICOM: An Extension of U.S.-European Colonialism and Genocide / by Gloria Verdieu and John Parker

Protesters in Accra, Ghana, demonstrated against AFRICOM expansion in 2018. In 2007, the George W. Bush administration inaugurated the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to further the influence of the U.S. and extend its military reach directly into Africa. AFRICOM, however, wasn’t officially established in Africa, with its expanded troop presence and unprecedented use ofContinue reading “AFRICOM: An Extension of U.S.-European Colonialism and Genocide / by Gloria Verdieu and John Parker”

What is imperialism? / by Anti-Imperialist Network

What is imperialism and why is it important to have a precise definition? Let’s stop for a moment and think how we would answer the question: what is imperialism? We are an anti-imperialist movement, we are fighting against imperialism, and if we are stopped on the street and asked what are we trying to fightContinue reading “What is imperialism? / by Anti-Imperialist Network”

Cuba blocks U.S.-sponsored regime-change ‘protests’ aimed at overthrowing government / Steve Sweeney

Washington-backed Cuban exiles are plotting the overthrow of the island’s socialist government, but authorities there are taking moves to block their shcemes. Here, Cubans in support of their revolution march in the 2018 May Day parade in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa Cuban authorities have banned a series of marches that were aimed at destabilizing theContinue reading “Cuba blocks U.S.-sponsored regime-change ‘protests’ aimed at overthrowing government / Steve Sweeney”

U.S. intervention and capitalism have created a monster in Honduras / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, a man holds a sign that reads in Spanish “Hurray for those who fight” as he sits in front of a street blocked by a burning barricade, during a protest to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. | Elmer Martinez / AP ChileanContinue reading “U.S. intervention and capitalism have created a monster in Honduras / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

Cuban intelligence chief says ‘U.S. government preparing final blow’ to revolution / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

Anti-communist Cuban-Americans ask for U.S. military intervention in against Cuba, July 26, 2021, at Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington. | Jacquelyn Martin / AP Fabián Escalante helped establish Cuba’s state security services. He headed Cuba’s Department of State Security from 1976 to 1996, served as vice minister of the Interior Ministry, and afterContinue reading “Cuban intelligence chief says ‘U.S. government preparing final blow’ to revolution / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”