Flint Water Scandal charges: Slap on the Wrist for Ex-Governor

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, January 20, 2021 In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former Governor Rick Snyder — to face[…]

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The Truth About Recycling

by Paul Goettlich, published on Socialist Action, January 15, 2021 We’re told that a world without plastics is impossible to imagine. But 70 years ago, I lived with almost none of it. Modern humans lived without it for almost 200-thousand years. Now it’s plainly an existential threat to all life on Earth. And it’s literally everywhere. It’s impossible to overstate[…]

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The Capitalist System is as Unprepared for Climate Change as it is for Covid-19

by Alison Bodine, published in Fire This Time Newsletter, July/August, 2020 On June 5, 2020, Alison Bodine spoke on behalf of the Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice at an international climate justice Webinar hosted by the Venezuela Ecology Movement (MEVEN) and Misión Nevado, a Social Mission in Venezuela dedicated to the protection of animals. The Webinar was entitled,[…]

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Israeli Occupation of Palestine is Devastating the Natural Environment

The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has devastated the environment… uprooted native trees… imposed polluting industries… prevented sustainable development… caused loss of biodiversity… By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh and Mohammed A. Abusarhan, reposted from Science for the People  Prior to the 1948 war and even the Zionist Congress of 1897, Palestine had some thirteen hundred villages and towns,[…]

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American Environmentalism’s Racist Roots Have Shaped Global Thinking About Conservation

by Prakash Kashwan, published on Consortium News, September 3, 2020 (originally published on  The Conversation) The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country. This includes the environmental movement. Recently the Sierra[…]

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U.S. ‘War Games’ Threaten COVID Spread in Hawaii

by Quell Nessumo, published on Workers World, July 29, 2020 Despite the ongoing global pandemic, the U.S. military has no plans to cancel RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise), the largest international military exercise in the world. Beginning in 1971, and held every two years in June and July off the coast of Hawaii, RIMPAC is a show of imperialist[…]

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