U.S. Deaths Highlight Need for Far-Reaching Change / By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Demonstrators carry a coffin over Brooklyn Bridge during a march against gun violence, 06.02.18, in NY. | Mary Altaffer – AP Under U.S. capitalism, industrial production and consumerism expand. Greenhouse gases increase, the climate changes, and people die. U.S. imperialism leads to wars and potentially nuclear war. U.S. life expectancy has fallen. According to governmentContinue reading “U.S. Deaths Highlight Need for Far-Reaching Change / By W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Climate change and wars / by Michael Roberts

“Climate Change” by Riccardo Maria Mantero is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. As the ugly war in Ukraine drags on, with more lives lost and atrocities (apparently) committed, energy and food prices hit yet more highs. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN publishes a monthly global price index. The FAO Food PriceContinue reading “Climate change and wars / by Michael Roberts”

Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp

The Maine Legislature voted on a number of important issues this week, ranging from high-profile tribal sovereignty measures to bills related to economic justice, health care, housing and the environment. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent decisions made in Augusta.  Tribal sovereignty The legislature this week took up multiple measures designed to reinforceContinue reading “Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp”

The United States is Exceptional, Just Not in the Ways Any of Us Should Want / by Aviva Chomsky

Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism | Credit: TRANSCEND Media Service Three years after the end of World War II, diplomat George Kennan outlined the challenges the country faced this way: We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envyContinue reading “The United States is Exceptional, Just Not in the Ways Any of Us Should Want / by Aviva Chomsky”

Socialist Planning Could Reverse Sobering Findings in New UN Climate Report / by Tina Landis

The latest UN Climate Report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability released Feb. 28 once again urges immediate action and outlines the catastrophic effects that humanity faces with the continued lack of meaningful action. Compiled by 270 researchers from 67 countries, it outlines the impacts that are already unfolding and how these disasters will increase evenContinue reading “Socialist Planning Could Reverse Sobering Findings in New UN Climate Report / by Tina Landis”