FEATURE ARTICLE: WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT NEEDS THE WORKING CLASS / BY EMMA BLACK

Supporters of the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) in Sydney in the early 1970s The scale of the climate crisis has driven a new generation of radical young activists to demand “system change, not climate change”. This is a welcome leftward shift within environmental politics—away from a focus on individual consumption and towardsContinue reading “FEATURE ARTICLE: WHY THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT NEEDS THE WORKING CLASS / BY EMMA BLACK”

Workers are Walking Out / by Richard Moser

Photograph Source: legoscia – CC BY 2.0 After decades of retreat, it might just be that workers are coming into their own as a force for social change. Forty years of punishing austerity and a two-tiered labor system pitting new, temporary, or part-time workers against regular workers have finally found the lowest pay and conditions workersContinue reading “Workers are Walking Out / by Richard Moser”

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 “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”