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By Priti Gulati Cox / 30 March 2021
scan_2_2.jpeg As his 67th bithday nears, and Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal faces challenging and potentially fatal health crises, his legal case is still slowly winding its way through the arduous appellate court system. — New court filings for Abu-Jamal’s appeal, Workers World, March 22. Injustice is an industry in the United States of America, just like militarism and prisons. An inorganic perennial landscape... Read more
By Tom Wetzel / 29 March 2021
How does the working class liberate itself from being a subordinate and exploited class? This is where we need thinking about the overall strategy and our vision about new structures to replace the capitalist regime.
By Miguel Coma and Katie Singer / 25 March 2021
5G
compared-to-4g-5g-is-designed-to-offer-faster-wireless-connections.jpg Letter #4 A geek researches 5G and discovers how he contributes to climate change a letter to Greta Thunburg by Miguel Coma Dear Greta, Last Spring, after I spoke about the Internet’s footprint on a teleconference, I met Miguel Coma, a Belgian engineer. Thanks to the Internet, we have corresponded regularly and taught each other a lot about 5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks. The... Read more
By Katie Singer / 25 March 2021
Dear Greta - Letters from Katie Singer
dear_greta_jpeg.jpg Letter #3 Behind Our Screens An invitation to learn a smartphone’s true costs
A letter to Greta Thunberg by Katie Singer Dear Greta, In 2018, when I met Soumya Dutta, co-founder of India Climate Justice, he spelled out my privileges as a U.S. American. (I think you know what he shared, but I did not.) “In the twentieth century,” Mr. Dutta explained, “the human population increased... Read more

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By Gabriel Leão / 25 January 2020
In February 2005, the body of 73-year-old Sister Dorothy Stang was found on the side of a remote dirt road 33 miles from Anapu, Pará, in Brazil’s AmazonBasin. Seven bullets pierced her body. The first hit her in the abdomen, then after she fell face down, the killers fired bullets to the back and four to the head. The masterminds turned out to be Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura and Regivaldo Pereira... Read more
By Hazel Henderson / 25 January 2020
DIGITAL WIZARDS MISS THE BOAT-From the VC “masters of the universe” on Sand Hill Road and Y Combinator to the social media FAANG monopolists to the adolescent male libertarian bros with their internet startups — all share the fundamentalist faith in electricity.    Rarely did they question how their burgeoning digital economy disruptions were based largely on fossil and over-age... Read more
By Nicholas Copeland / 24 January 2020
The Escobal Mine, located in eastern Guatemala, is the second-largest silver mine in the world and the source of one of the most protracted environmental conflicts in Guatemala. Mining activities have been suspended by direct action from the community resistance movement, and by order of the Constitutional Tribunal since mid-2017.
By Lorenzo Alfano / 22 January 2020
While Gramsci died as a victim of fascism in 1937, in his life there was no trace of pessimism, if not the famous “pessimism of the intellect.” For Gramsci, it was worth imagining the worst possible situation, from time to time, “in order to be able to marshal all one’s reserves of will and optimism, to be able to overcome the obstacle.”
By Colin Todhunter / 19 January 2020
Promoters of genetic modification (GM) in agriculture have long argued that genetically engineered Golden Rice is a practical way to provide poor farmers in remote areas with a subsistence crop capable of adding much-needed vitamin A to local diets. Vitamin A deficiency is a problem in many poor countries in the Global South and leaves millions at high risk for infection, diseases and other... Read more
By Andrew Nikiforuk / 16 January 2020
Technology may have given us a greater vision, but it has muted our ability to act because we have become so numbed by its conveniences. The dismal documentation of dramatic bird losses proves that as the machine world offers endless data about this and that, we become less and less able to do anything about it.
By Daniel Tanuro / 15 January 2020
Thanks to careful reading of Marx’s Notebooks, Saito brilliantly shows how Marx abandoned the idea that agricultural productivity could increase indefinitely under socialism until, in 1865-1868, he came to the opposite conclusion that only socialism could stop the absurd and destructive capitalist tendency to unlimited growth.

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