Capitalism

29/07/21
Author: 
Katharine Gammon
Vast areas of the Amazon rainforest are being burned and cleared for grazing cattle — a double blow to global warming, as cattle produce methane and cleared forests release carbon into the atmosphere. Photograph: Florian Kopp/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock

July 28, 2021

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records

A new study tracking the planet’s vital signs has found that many of the key indicators of the global climate crisis are getting worse and either approaching, or exceeding, key tipping points as the earth heats up.

Overall, the study found some 16 out of 31 tracked planetary vital signs, including greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean heat content and ice mass, set worrying new records.

 

29/07/21
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Activists wearing masks representing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden hold a protest on July 14, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo: Stefanie Loos/AFP via Getty Images)

July 27, 2021

“Every one of those deaths is a mark of shame for the governments of countries like the U.K. and Germany who have protected patents over human lives.”

More than three million people across the globe have died of Covid-19 in the roughly nine months since India and South Africa first proposed a temporary patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines, a popular measure that Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other rich countries have blocked.

29/07/21
Author: 
John Feffer
Songlands book cover

Note: This is not a light article about a fantasy future. I don’t know how accurate it is in the details, but it is deadly serious. Gene McGuckin

July 22, 2021

26/07/21
Author: 
Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme
Turtle Island - drumming

July 26, 2021  •  

Public opinion has been shaken by the ‘discovery’ of unmarked graves of children who died in residential schools. The word ‘discovery’ has to be placed in quotation marks because Indigenous communities have been saying for many years that terrible things happened at these places. The time has come to call this what it is – a genocide.

24/07/21
Author: 
Gene McGuckin, Member of the Vancouver Ecosocialists
We are part of nature: hundreds of people died while a billion tidal sea creatures cooked in place.

After the Heat Dome Killings, What Is to Be Done?

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Greetings,

I am speaking to you this evening from the traditional territories of the Quay Quayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations in a place otherwise known as New Westminster, BC.

21/07/21
Author: 
Sam Gindin
Turning the Tables: Participation and Power in Negotiations - book cover

July 20, 2021

The state of the American labour movement has, since the mid-1970s, been dispiriting. There have, of course, been moments of creative and inspiring resistance, but the predominant story has been a chronicle of decline: private-sector unionization rates below where they were a century ago, the abject failure to make breakthroughs in key emerging sectors, defensive stagnation in bargaining achievements, and – election-year rhetoric aside – the political marginalization of working-class concerns.

16/07/21
Author: 
Lilah Burke
New York Stock Exchange - Photo: Wagner T. Cassimiro (CC BY 2.0

July 12, 2021 

Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.

Can the financial industry help rein in environmentally destructive corporations? That’s what the industry’s statements might have you believe.

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