Currently, the destructive wildfires in Portugal have resulted in 61 deaths and have continued for several days. This has made the wildfire the deadliest in over half a century, with many people being caught by surprise while driving through the forested areas near area between Figueiró dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pêra. Not much has […]

The following report illustrates just one of the alarming problems with capitalist-imperialism. As the articles correctly notes, problems such as environmental destruction are innate to the current system. For life to thrive, capitalist-imperialism must be eliminated and a new economic system build which places a premium on the long-term interest of the world’s majority. Capitalist-imperialism can not be […]

Globalization Links Commodity Imports With Pollution Exports [Originally published on redcascadia.wordpress.com] Toy imports by country; reflective of disposable income. Size depicts quantity of imports. Source: worldmapper.org Over the past several decades the United States has generally enjoyed increasingly clean water and air, a reduction in species extinction rates, and increased forest cover due to reduced […]

By Kelly Reed All of the world’s ecosystems experience small changes on an ongoing basis, but over time have relatively stable characteristics. For example, in a given year a prairie may receive more or less precipitation, more or less nutrient input, or more or less grazing by herbivores, but over time it maintains a relatively […]

This piece by Zak Brown was originally published at Anti-Imperialism.org The recent BP oil spill into Lake Michigan has spurred some thoughts on the issue of money within our contemporary social order. Precisely so because of how this event has seemed to stir popular intrigue into the social relationships within capitalism and its relation to […]

South Africa’s largest trade union, the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA), has recently called on the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to break with the ruling African National Congress (ANC). The 340,000-member-strong trade union, which was formerly a large base for grassroots ANC mobilization, funding, and votes, has instead […]

Recently Idaho became the seventh state in the US to pass an ag-gag law. The bill, approved by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor C.L. Otter with a rarely seen lightning speed, makes it illegal to record video or investigate inside farms for the purpose of exposing animal cruelty. The new law […]