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In what may turn out to be a preview of the U.S. presidential election, with the ruling class hellbent on stopping Bernie Sanders at all costs, big business in Seattle is carrying out an unprecedented assault of corporate PAC money against socialist and progressive candidates in this year’s elections. The corporate elite are deeply concerned More
The emergence in recent years of the economic and military powers in countries like China, Russia and India has given rise to theories and hopes of a multipolar world that could temper the heavy-handed unilateral/unipolar policies of the United States on a global level. Such hopes are further buoyed by the fact that these rising poles of economic development have instituted a number of regional international organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the China-sponsored Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the Eurasian Economic Union that incorporates Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. More
A very large chasm exists between those in power, including most of the 2020 presidential candidates, and environmentalists and scientists intent on acting now to resolve growing environmental crises. To reiterate what is known, the United Nations, through its IPCC and the IPBES committees, has provided comprehensive evidence that little time remains to avert catastrophic global warming. And the world is already in the midst of the sixth mass extinction. More
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Mel Goodman on Trump’s war on science. The Afterlife of Chernobyl by Louis Proyect; Life in Tiajuana by Laura Carlsen; Housing is a Human Right by Lee Ballinger; A (Concentration) Camp by the Lake by Jeffrey St. Clair; India’s Tryst With Destiny by Colin Todhunter; Bernie Sanders and the F-35 by Dave Lindorff; Social Media and the Venezuelan Coup Attempt by John Mark Shorack. PLUS: Raventós and Wark on Degenerate Europe, Floyd on the Resurgence of Old Evils, Dolack on Capitalism, Climate Change and Extinction, Matsui on the Curious Case of Patient X and Paul Krassner‘s, a profile of Mae Brussell.