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Aug 1 2017 - 13:15
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Staff

It’s long been clear that if we want to avoid catastrophic climate disruption on a scale that threatens human civilization, we need to leave vast amounts of fossil fuels in the ground.

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Jul 31 2017 - 09:30
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Review by Chris Williams

A long-standing critique of the writings of Marx and Engels has been their supposed lack of concern for or even analysis of the environmental damage caused by capitalism. Worse, even as they envisaged and fought for a world of human freedom, their conception of socialism showed a comprehensive disregard for how humans interact, or should interact, with nature.

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Jul 31 2017 - 08:30
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Brad Hornick

In Militant Particularism and Global Ambition: The Conceptual Politics of Place, Space, and Environment in the Work of Raymond Williams, David Harvey discusses the challenges presented by moving from place out across time.

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Jul 30 2017 - 17:30
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SW Editorial Board

The temperature has changed. We can all feel it. The moment we live in now does not resemble any in recent history. Much of this is because of the current occupant of the White House and the anti-government Republicans who abet his belligerent antics in order to push through legislation that threatens to shred our society’s safety nets. The least among us are under threat as never before. But even before Trump came to power, there was evidence that something was going sidewise, across the nation and in our city.

Jul 26 2017 - 15:30
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Kamran Nayeri

If man draws all his knowledge, sensations, etc., from the world of senses and the experience gained in it, then what has to be done is to arrange the empirical world in such a way that man experiences and becomes accustomed to what is truly human in it and that he becomes aware of himself as a man. If correctly understood interest is the principle of all of morality, man’s private interest must be made to coincide with the interest of humanity.

Marx and Engels, The Holy Family, 1845

 

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

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Jul 19 2017 - 10:45
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Adam Ziemkowski and Rebekah Liebermann

Seattle further cemented its reputation as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. last week, when its City Council passed a law to tax the rich, sponsored by socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold. The law places a 2.25% tax on individual incomes over $250,000 and $500,000 for married couples. It’s expected to raise as much as $175 million to fund affordable housing, education, transit, human services, and other critical needs.

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Jul 10 2017 - 08:00
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John Bellamy Foster

Juan Cruz Ferre (JCF): There is overwhelming evidence that demonstrates how anthropogenic climate change is out of control and will lead to global environmental catastrophe – without a major overhaul of energy production. In the February 2017 issue of the Monthly Review, you point out that although we have been presented with precise and indisputable estimations, science and social science institutions have failed to come up with effective solutions. Why do you think this is the case?

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Jul 8 2017 - 16:15
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Journal

Class, Race and Corporate Power

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2 (2017) Labor and Social Justice

Special Issue: Part I of II on "Labor and Social Justice"

http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/classracecorporatepower/

Jul 8 2017 - 11:00
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Pablo Solon

(Richard Bond: If you haven't connected to Pablo, here's a great interview with him in Paris, and a statement about his situation from Focus on the Global South. His unbending principles and exceptional eloquence make him a target of the talk-left/walk-right extractivist-capitalist Bolivian government.)

 

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Jul 7 2017 - 15:45
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John Bellamy Foster
trump fascist

The rise of Donald Trump to president of the United States is commonly thought to represent the triumph of “right-wing populism,” or simply “populism.”

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