World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call for Demilitarization of Okinawa

080821-N-0529C-004 OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 21, 2008) – Two CH46 helicopters transport Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB 133) to a bombing range off the coast of Okinawa. On August 21, 2008, a survey team performed a site visit to this remote location. NMCB 133 will take the results of this survey and generate a plan to make the[…]

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We Can Beat the Climate Destroyers

By Bruce Lesnick, originally published on Socialist Action, September 7, 2018 Humanity faces a multi-faceted crisis. Endless wars of imperial aggression, both overt and covert—from Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan to Yemen, Palestine, and Central and South America. These conflagrations compel those at the bottom of the economic pyramid to fight and die to protect the wealth and privileges of[…]

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We Can No Longer Afford a Fossil Fuel Economy

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Countercurrents, September 8, 2018 The Global #RiseForClimate actions are just one example of many that the climate justice movement is building the power needed to transform the economy and put in place policies to confront climate change.  The ingredients exist for the climate justice movement to rapidly succeed. A challenge is not knowing how much[…]

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7 Important Facts About the Trudeau Pipeline Bailout

By Thomas Davies , originally published on Fire This Time, August, 2019 If you’re wondering how surreal environmental politics have been in Canada over the past year, here’s “Exhibit A”: this Halloween, Environment Minister Catherine Mckenna came to Parliament Hill dressed up as a “Climate Crusader” – while at the same time overseeing a Ministry which, according to its audits,[…]

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Thousands resist pollution from copper smelting plant in India

By Ruan Munasinghe, originally published on Socialist Action, July 12, 2018 On May 22, thousands of protesters in the town and district of Thoothukudi (also known by its British name, Tuticorin), in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, expressed anguish as victims of pollution from the area’s copper smelter. Police and paramilitary fired into the crowd, killing 13 and injuring[…]

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Climate justice is integral to development justice

Header photo from Citizen News Website by Shobha Shukla, previously published on CounterCurrents blog Climate justice is integral to development justice, as it is essential for building a brave feminist future sans power and wealth inequalities. This is the dream of feminists in the Asia Pacific region, including Misun Woo, who recently took over charge as the Regional Coordinator for[…]

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Remove People from Nature? Human Beings are Not a Problem

The Masaai, a pastoral people, were removed from their traditional lands in the Serengeti by British colonialists, largely in order to reserve the land for big game hunting and tourism. The Masaai are resisting similar removal practices by the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments. By Chris Tei, originally published on Socialist Action We don’t need to be removed from nature. We[…]

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Dakota Access Pipeline Leak Technology Can’t Detect All Spills

The Standing Rock Tribe argues in a report that thousands of barrels of oil a day could leak into the Missouri River and not be detected by the company’s equipment. by Phil McKenna, originally published on Inside Climate News Nine months after oil starting flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to fight the controversial[…]

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Climate Change and Class Struggle

A symbol of Cuba’s Tarea Vida (LifeWork) initiative against climate change catastrophe. By G. Dunkel originally posted on Workers World, March 13, 2018 Workers and their allies throughout the world argue that it is possible to make climate, meaning the patterns of daily weather events, less violent, less dangerous, more comfortable, more human. Their bosses argue that come what may[…]

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