Climate Denial Will Kill Us

By Paul Street, Truthdig.com -

The Trump administration’s recent move to permit oil and gas drilling in 90 percent of the federal government’s offshore land presents an opportunity. With vast protected areas of the Arctic, [...]

Humans Only Have Few Decades Left. But We Can Change That.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

By severing effect from cause, we are not only dangerously cut off from understanding the gravity of these events, but we are also blind to climate change events that (so far) haven’t resulted in [...]

Amazon Is Hurting Independent Retailers And Chains

By Olivia LaVecchia, Ilsr.org -

The retail industry is experiencing significant upheaval. Online shopping is expanding rapidly, many national chains have closed locations and even declared bankruptcy, and malls are going dark [...]

Time To Confront Scourge Of Capitalism In Food System

By Justin Theodra, Truthout.org -

In December, the Kraft Heinz Company launched a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign in response to "prolonged negative perceptions" about the health risk associated with its products. [...]

The Free Market Made Us Do It!

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Apologists for the many millions in compensation that America’s largest corporations regularly dole out to their top executives have essentially one basic, all-purpose go-to defense. America’s [...]

The Unemployment Conspiracy

By Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch.org -

Real unemployment in the U.S. today hovers around 8.3%, afflicting more than 17 million people. This is roughly equivalent to the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, Qz.com -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

In Shadows Of American Century: Rise & Decline Of US Global Power

By Paul Street, Nyjournalofbooks.com -

This is a remarkable and dazzlingly original account of the rise and potential near-term fall of the American Empire. A veteran and distinguished American foreign policy historian, Alfred McCoy [...]

The World’s Wealthiest Get More Obscenly More Wealthy

By Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig, Bloomberg.com -

Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos added the most in 2017, a $34.2 billion gain that knocked Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates out of his spot as the world’s richest person in October. Gates, [...]

The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The most ominous danger we face does not come from the eradication of free speech through the obliteration of net neutrality or through Google algorithms that steer people away from dissident, [...]

Capitalism, Exterminism And Long Ecological Revolution

By Elliott Gabriel, Telesurtv.net -

Even the most stubborn climate skeptics found the events of 2017 difficult to cope with. It wasn't just a matter of turning up the air conditioner and switching the channel to Fox News: this [...]

Truth About Power And Capitalism: A Socialist Response To Tax Bill

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout.org  -

In response to the passage of the GOP tax bill, many voices are now offering variations on the theme of "speak truth to power." It's true enough that tax overhaul, coming after 30 years of [...]

What Do You Call A World That Can’t Learn From Itself?

By Umair Haque, eand.co -

Whenever I go back and forth between Europe and the States, a curious set of facts strikes me. In London, Paris, Berlin, I hop on the train, head to the cafe — it’s the afternoon, and nobody’s [...]

The High Cost Of Denying Class War

By Yanis Varoufakis -

The rise of populism on both sides of the Atlantic is being investigated psychoanalytically, culturally, anthropologically, aesthetically, and of course in terms of identity politics. The only [...]