Leaking Massive Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks Will Not Be Closed Anytime Soon

by Ann Wright, published on Popular Resistance, April 15, 2022 Don’t Get Your Hopes Up! On March 7, 2022 Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the defueling and closure of the 80-year-old leaking 250 million gallon jet fuel tanks at Red Hill on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i.  The order came 95 days after a catastrophic 19,000-gallon leak of jet fuel into[…]

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War and Food

by Silvia Ribeiro, published on Resumen, March 26, 2022 Food prices rising rapidly, apparently as a consequence of the war in Russia and Ukraine is having serious impact for many populations, exposing the global vulnerability in which the industrial agri-food system dominated by transnational corporations places us. According to United Nations sources, we are on the verge of a new[…]

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Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now!

by Colin Todhunter, published on Countercurrents, September 6, 2021 Glyphosate is usually marketed as Roundup and paired with GMO seeds from Monsanto, recently bought out by Bayer, another multinational purveyor of toxins.   Farmers spray massive quantities of this deadly substance which attacks your kidneys and liver and causes cancer, on their crops.   It is marketed to homeowners, landlords and businesses[…]

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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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Climate Change and COVID-19 on Earth Day 2020

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, April 16, 2020 If there is a silver lining to be found in the horrific coronavirus pandemic, it may be that major industrial countries are reporting unprecedented drops in air pollution levels. This is due to measures taken to stem the spread of COVID-19, including widespread factory shutdowns and radically reduced vehicular and[…]

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Forever Chemicals

by Robert Hunziker, published in CounterCurrents, February 29, 2020 Throughout the history of Western Civilization there are times,but only on rare occasions, when people en masse feel compelled to run into the streets, similar to the storming of the Bastille 1789,screaming at the top of their lungs: “Stop the Madness!” Now is one of those times, as only recently Feb[…]

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