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By Robert Hunziker / 14 March 2021
deforest_drawing.jpg A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26, 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a big bust.  As described in the report, nations are not meeting their voluntary commitments to decrease carbon emissions, especially based upon the Paris ’15 goals to decelerate CO2 emissions of cars, trains, planes and, collectively, the human-generated colossus. (Source: We... Read more
By Priti Gulati Cox / 07 March 2021
img_7388.jpeg The new farm laws will make it more difficult for farmers to earn an income, said R.S. Amaresh, a 65-year-old farmer from Renukapura village in Challakere taluk of Chitradurga district. ‘It is very difficult to survive as a farmer. There is no value for our crop. We have given up hope on agriculture. If it continues like this, a day will come when there will be no farmer.’ —  People’s Archive of Rural India [PARI], January 27.
By Robert Hunziker / 28 February 2021
doughnut_economy.png The rapid rise of Covid-19 has spawned a renaissance in socio-economic thinking about the best way to face the future, as mayors of cities throughout the world search for answers in the face of declining revenues while society demands more urgent help. Eureka! Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, discovers doughnut economics. With a click of fingers, it abandons the major tenets of the neoliberal brand of capitalism’s insatiable thirst for... Read more

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By Kris De Decker / 01 February 2020
The daily shower would be hard to sustain in a world without fossil fuels.  The mist shower, a satisfying but forgotten technology which uses very little water and energy, could be a solution.
By Roger Harris / 31 January 2020
As predictable as death and taxes is the quadrennial injunction from liberals for progressive third parties to cease and desist. Equally predictable is the admonition that this will be the most decisive presidential election in US history. Given the prospect of four more years of Trump, do they have a valid thesis or are they once again just sheep-dogging those of little faith back into the true... Read more
By Thor Benson / 30 January 2020
“but to the degree that large industry develops, the creation of real wealth comes to depend less on labour time and on the amount of labour employed than on the power of the agencies set in motion during labour time, whose ‘powerful effectiveness’ is itself in turn out of all proportion to the direct labour time spent on their production, but depends rather on the general state of science and on... Read more
By Ellen Taylor / 30 January 2020
I lived in Bolivia for about 9 months in 1991, in a small town near Vinto. Vinto is the place where, a couple of week ago, a mob of thugs dragged the mayor, Patricia Arce, out of her office, cut all her hair off, drenched her in red paint and shoved her barefoot through the streets, before forcing her to kneel and sign a paper of resignation. She remained defiant. Her offense: support of... Read more
By Bruno Leipold / 29 January 2020
At a time when socialism is resurgent but fragile, Marx’s views on popular democracy deserve closer attention. How we choose to realize his insights is up to us.
By Myles Hoenig / 29 January 2020
Let’s start off with the original sin of the Green Party. They cost Gore the election in Florida with their 97,000+ votes. With a margin of losing by 543 votes, surely of those 97,000 + at least 544 could have ‘seen the light’ and voted the way they were ‘suppose’ to vote. So do we ignore the fact that 12% of Floridian (about 200,000) Democrats voted for Bush in Florida?
By Howie Hawkins / 28 January 2020
The Open Letter is a response to my article (The Green Party Is Not the Democrats’ Problem, December 25, 2019). The signers want the Green Party presidential campaign to adopt the “safe states strategy” of campaigning only in safe states where the outcome is a forgone conclusion. They want the Green Party to support the Democratic presidential ticket in the battleground states where the race is... Read more

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