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Why is the Arctic melting faster than the Antarctic? | Environment ... DW

Hooray, the Arctic is melting! Say WHAT?

It’s officially summer. Time for a swim, a cold beer, and a new slew of catastrophic climate changes…

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Ottoman Palestine 1878, Passia.org

The promised land

Palestine really was the Promised Land. So much so that it was promised to three different groups within a couple of years.

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A British company is organising hunts of captive lions for trophy hunters, finds investigation by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting.

British firm ‘hosts canned lion hunts’

Blackthorn Safaris, based in Oswestry, hosts ‘canned’ hunts on an estate 40 miles north of the mining town of Kimberly, in South Africa’s Northern Cape district.

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Ola Bini

My friend is in a prison in Ecuador

This article was first published on June 10, 2019 in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Two months ago, the police in Ecuador arrested my friend Ola Bini at Quito airport. Ola was on his way to Japan for a two-week martial arts course. He’s a software developer from Sweden who has lived in Ecuador since 2013. […]

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It’s Not Just Profitability

It’s not just profitability: a response to Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts takes issue with my blog post “Why Stagnation,” which presented the analysis in a recent article I coauthored with Deepankar Basu. We argued that social structure of accumulation (SSA) theory can explain the current stagnation in the U.S. economy.

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Simon Bolivar, El Libertador, Early 19th century South American who, along with Jose de San Martin, lead Latin America in the war of independence from The Spanish Empire. Bolivar is the symbol of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution of the 21st century. Photo Wikipedia

U.S. and Canada are backing an elite white minority in Venezuela

The U.S. and Canada are not supporting “the return of democracy” in Venezuela as they claim. Instead, they are following in their shameful histories of colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, illegal wars of aggression, and overthrowing governments.

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Aaron Bastani FULLY AUTOMATED LUXURY COMMUNISM Verso, 2019

Gee Whiz! Communism is sure gonna be keen!

When I was ten years old, I read and re-read a stack of decades-old Modern Mechanix magazines that I found in my grandfather’s basement. Throughout the Great Depression, MM regaled its readers with breathless accounts of technological marvels that were going to change the world, very soon.

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Showing the UK is far from a ‘climate leader’.

The UN climate talks are coming to Britain. The climate justice movement will be ready

This week it was announced that the 2020 United Nations climate change conference–the so-called ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP)–is set to take place in the UK.

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Discussing the Black Panthers

Discussing the Black Panthers

With the development of new anti-racist movements, there is a renewed interest in the history of the Black Panther Party. Shaun Harkin spoke to Donna Murch—historian and author of ‘Living for the City’—about the overlooked aspects of the Panthers, from their founding days, to their focus on political education.

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Coordinated by Extinction Rebellion NYC, 70 people or more were reported arrested after the group staged a sit-in on Eight Avenue in midtown Manhattan in order to bring attention to the failure of the paper—and that of the journalism industry overall—to adequately report on the global urgency of skyrocketing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, rapidly warming oceans, and all the associated perils that result. (Photo: Civic NYC/@CivicNYC)

‘Report the urgency! This is a climate emergency!’

“This is the biggest crisis in human history. What are we going to tell our children when they ask us: why didn’t we do anything to stop it while we still had time?”

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Marxism, space and a few urban questions: a rough guide to the English language Lliterature

Starting in the late 1960s, ‘radical geography’ became a crucial avenue of intellectual innovation in contemporary Marxism. For a generation, its basic orientation was two-fold: (1) politicise ‘space’ by challenging the stranglehold of specialists (architects, urban planners, designers, military planners, regional and development officials) in the spatial disciplines, and (2) insist, simultaneously, on the importance […]

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Iran ‘Violates’ Nuclear Deal, After US ‘Withdraws’

Iran ‘violates’ nuclear deal, after U.S. ‘withdraws’

Quick question: Does the U.S. ever break, breach or violate its international agreements?

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National Bank of Haiti

How Wall Street colonized the Caribbean

The expansion of banks such as Citigroup into Cuba, Haiti, and beyond reveal a story of capitalism built on blood, labor, and racial lines.

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Marta Harnecker passed away on June 14.

Marta Harnecker, presente!

The international left has lost one of its most lucid intellectual, pedagogical educators and determined activists with the passing of Marta Harnecker on June 14, aged 82.

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Jan Davidsz de Heem, Still Life with Ham, Lobster and Fruit, c. 1653. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In Dutch still lifes, dark secrets hide behind exotic delicacies

The Dutch Golden Age led to a tremendous outpouring of still-life paintings in the 17th century. Since then, critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them.

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Theresa May "HMS Brexit" Stunt

Brexit: imperialist Britain faces existential crisis

The Brexiters’ fantasy of a virile Britain freed from the straitjacket of EU regulations are crashing against harsh reality: Britain’s dependence on the European market compels it to maintain close alignment with the EU. But if it is ceases to be a member of the EU, it will have no seat at the ruling table.

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