What's New: Harvey, Irma, Jose: Who’s Next?
Although you’d never know it from listening to the news, everybody with a brain in their head knows what’s going on: When Bill Clinton first ran for president he famously taped a note on his bathroom mirror, 'it’s the economy, stupid.' This time, 'it’s global climate disruption, stupid.' It really is, although Trump and his millions are still in denial.
What's New: What is Democratic Socialism?
This is a panel discussion that took place during the People's Convergence Conference on September 10, 2017. Panelists include: Calvin Priest, Sarko (SADMV), Ryan Mosgrove, Dan La Botz.
In The News Today
The scale of repression over Catalonia is exposing the crisis of the Spanish state
Since the financial crisis in 2008, both the independence and the 'indignados' movements have questioned the foundations of the ''78 Regime' in Spain, the constitutional settlement that transitioned the country to democracy after decades of dictatorship.
www.independent.co.uk | 24 Sep 2017, 6:00pm
Why Won't American Media Tell the Truth About What's Happening in Venezuela?
Earlier this week, Donald Trump stood before the U.N. and called for the restoration of 'political freedoms' to a South American nation in the thoes of an economic crisis. The country in question was Venezuela, but he could have just as easily been describing Argentina.
www.alternet.org | 24 Sep 2017, 5:00pm
Fossil fuel expansion crushes renewables
What determines our climate fate is how much climate-polluting fossil fuels we decide to burn. Renewables are great but only if they actually replace oil, gas, or coal. Sadly, rising renewables haven't stopped our fossil fuel burn.
www.nationalobserver.com | 24 Sep 2017, 4:00pm
Trends in Union Density in Ontario
Ontario has 1.3 million public sector workers and currently 943,000 of them are covered by a union. That means that 72.2% of public sector employees have union coverage. Since 1997, public sector union density has modestly increased from about 70% to 72% of total public sector employees.
peoplesvoice.ca | 24 Sep 2017, 3:00pm
Two major cities demand fossil fuel companies pay for climate damages
San Francisco and Oakland are the two latest cities looking to take major fossil fuel companies to court over their role in fueling climate change. City attorneys announced on Wednesday that they had filed lawsuits with state courts in San Francisco and Alameda counties alleging that a handful of fossil fuel producers not only contributed to climate change through their business practices, but did so knowingly.
thinkprogress.org | 24 Sep 2017, 2:00pm
Single Payer Is a Rational Health-Care System
The senator from Vermont explains why there is now so much interest in bold reform of America's health-care system.
www.defenddemocracy.press | 24 Sep 2017, 1:00pm
Debt and Utopia
As the experience of Strike Debt has shown, it has proven difficult to aggregate acts of defiance and default into a political force. Must Utopia go further, then: not just to erase the debts we have, but to break the economic and legal apparatuses that create debt, in order to ensure that nobody will need to go into debt ever again?
www.versobooks.com | 24 Sep 2017, 11:00am
Unknown to most Americans, the US 'totally destroyed' North Korea once before
Foreign tourists in North Korea are invariably steered to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, which documents the isolated nation's crucible years: the 1950-53 war that split the Korean Peninsula in two.
www.irishtimes.com | 24 Sep 2017, 4:00am