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Climate Breakdown is Happening Right Before Our Eyes

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese on September 3, 2017

Climate breakdown, as George Monbiot calls it, is happening before our eyes at the same time the science on climate change grows stronger and has wider acceptance. Hurricane Harvey, which struck at the center of the petroleum industry – the heart of climate denialism – provided a glimpse of the new normal of climate crisis-induced events. (more…)

Venezuela to Donate $5M to Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

August 30, 2017

Venezuela has announced that it will be donating $5 million to help with recovery efforts in areas devastated by Harvey, particularly Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas, according to Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. (more…)

Hurricane Harvey: a Man Made Tragedy that Never would have Happened in Cuba

By Bill Hackwell on September 1, 2017

When I moved to Houston in 1964 with my sisters and my mother I remember how huge, flat and sprawling with cris crossing freeways it seemed. Coming from Newport New Hampshire, population 5,000, it really was big but back then Houston, in the national scheme of things, was a major port city but with less than a million people and just barely in the top ten of the largest cities. (more…)

Haiti in Crisis: What Next After the Stolen Election?

By Robert Roth on August 31, 2017

Addressing an overflow audience in Oakland in late April, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas, the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, spoke about the necessity of reforming the justice system, investing in education and health, and the decisive role of women in the fight for democracy. (more…)

Trump’s Media Pals Are Busy Creating a Left-Wing ‘Threat’ to Balance out the Racist Right-Wing That Threatens Civil Society

By Thom Hartmann on August 29, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

In these dark days, an intergenerational warning is in order: Antifa folks, be wary. They are coming for you.

Some of us have seen this movie before. In my generation, when I was a teenage member of MSU’s SDS in the late 1960s, I remember the guy who was always yelling, “Kill the pigs,” (more…)

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