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Ecosocialism or barbarism: an interview with Ian Angus

In an interview with roape.net, ecosocialist and writer Ian Angus discusses the environmental crisis, the Anthropocene and Covid-19. He argues that new viruses, bacteria and parasites spread from wildlife to humans because capital is bulldozing primary forests, replacing them with profitable monocultures. Ecosocialists must patiently explain that permanent solutions will not be possible so long […]

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Feb 23 Protest: No US war on Venezuela! No U.S. War on Venezuela! nowaronVenezuela.org

As the World tackles the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. raises the pressure on Venezuela

In a press conference on March 26, it was almost comical how little evidence the U.S. Department of Justice provided when it accused Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and several of the leaders of his government of narco-trafficking. The U.S. offered $15 million for the arrest of Maduro and $10 million for the others. Maduro, U.S. […]

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Mark Weber Illustration about COVID-19

Is capitalism a disease?

When health policy is looked at from the point of view of which issues involve a direct confrontation with ruling-class interest, which involve simply relative benefits to a class, and which are neutral, we can predict which kinds of measures are possible—highlighting the lie in the notion society is trying to improve health for all.

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 26: (FILE PHOTO) Ageing infrastructure, leaking crude oil and debris from decades of extraction, litter an oil field, October 26, 2006 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Oil-rich Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and its wealth of oil has been responsible for both its development and success, as well as its status as one of the most polluted environments in the world. Azerbaijan have joined the Ukraine in the construction of the Odessa - Brody pipeline, to provide Europe with 6-7 million tones of oil each year and will reduce dependence on giant Russian energy firm, Gazprom. (Photo by Wojtek Laski/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 debt deluge

How long the COVID-19 crisis will last, and what its immediate economic costs will be, is anyone’s guess. But even if the pandemic’s economic impact is contained, it may have already set the stage for a debt meltdown long in the making, starting in many of the Asian emerging and developing economies on the front […]

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