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Who Will Control the Earth’s Thermostat? (Photo Credit: SFTP)

Who will control the Earth’s thermostat?

Geoengineering is a risky business. So risky, in fact, that it should be banned.

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US Vice-President Mike Pence said the 10,000 refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras were sponsored by 'leftist groups' and the Venezuelan government

Maduro slams ‘crazy extremist’ Mike Pence over claims Venezuela is funding migrant caravan

NICOLAS MADURO branded U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence a “crazy extremist” today after Washington accused the Venezuelan president of funding the migrant caravan which has been blocked from entering the U.S.a

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The 2000s - National Geographic

The crisis of capital

It may be hard, but I want you to try to think back a decade, actually slightly less than a decade. In 2000, we were celebrating the millennium, and if you remember what was happening at that time, it was an enormous celebration of a new global capitalism, of globalization, of the end of conflict […]

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Francis Bacon, Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953)

Trump, or capital in the Oval Office

The moment was of course metaphysically necessary—that capital incarnate itself as man and come among us. The question we must ask rather is how this descent occurs, for that determines all that follows.

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Richard Wolff takes on Jordan B. Peterson

Richard Wolff takes on Jordan B. Peterson

Prof. Wolff responds to Jordan Peterson’s assertions about Marxism.

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The Great Un-Blackening- The Corporate Project to Erase Black People from Politics

The great un-blackening: the corporate project to erase black people from politics

Corporate rule imposes a duopoly system in which one party is overtly white supremacist and the other party refuses to tackle racial oppression–but both pursue austerity and war.

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Socialism Frightens Trump White House, Publishes 'Red Scare' Just ... teleSUR

Socialism frightens Trump White House, publishes ‘red scare’ just before midterm elections

The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a report earlier this week on “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” apparently based on the fact that “coincident with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse,” even though Marx’s birth was in May (1818).

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Steve Biko. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed

Mike Peters explores the legacy of Steve Biko, a radical who spent his life fighting for Black liberation and for the overthrow of the Apartheid government in South Africa.

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Yes, ExxonMobil and Chevron are Still Distorting Climate Science

Yes, ExxonMobil and Chevron are still distorting climate science

If you look at headlines from the last year, ExxonMobil, Chevron and other major fossil fuel companies have seemingly turned a new page on climate change.

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Migrant carrying the Honduran flag makes their way over the Guatemalan-Mexican border fence. (Photo Credit- Peoples Dispatch)

Why are thousands of Hondurans walking towards the U.S. border?

The migrant caravan, which has been met with threats from Donald Trump, is the result of poverty, growing crime and repression in Honduras. The U.S. has played a key role in propping up the government of Juan Orlando Hernández, who was reelected in November through blatant electoral fraud.

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Socialism starts at home (Illustration: Andy Potts)

Costas Lapavitsas: socialism starts at home

“We have relations of domination, new ways in which imperialism manifests itself. That’s the reality of Europe, not the fairy stories of an alliance of nations, overcoming national borders, becoming one big, happy family.”

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Philip Alston tweet. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Sciences of inequality

Last month, Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (whose important work I have written about before), issued a tweet about the new poverty and healthcare numbers in the United States along with a challenge to the administration of Donald Trump (which in June decided to voluntarily remove itself from […]

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Strikers march to Glasgow Council's city chambers for a mass rally during a 48 hour strike by 8,000 GMB and Unison members over an equal pay claim

Women workers bring Glasgow to a standstill

Council staff make history with biggest strike over equal pay.

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