Contemptible Court Sentences Courageous Attorney for Contempt of Court

by Cliff Conner Screenshot from Steven Donziger’s interview with KolectiVOZ Digital, July 2021 ON OCTOBER 1, 2021, the sun rose in the east and Steven Donziger was sentenced to prison. Both events were equally predictable, but only the latter was a consequence of the systematic corruption of what is deceptively called the American justice system. … Continue reading Contemptible Court Sentences Courageous Attorney for Contempt of Court

The Myth of a New “Cold War” Between the U.S. and China/Russia

By Jeff Mackler AUKUS, or the new and secretly negotiated $66 billion nuclear-powered submarine agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., has momentarily ruffled some political feathers around the world, particularly in France and China. Without consulting with France or its military-industrial corporations, AUKUS principals canceled France’s huge contract with Australia to construct … Continue reading The Myth of a New “Cold War” Between the U.S. and China/Russia

The Hell That is Haiti! 

By Marty Goodman Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once.  The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality.  In the … Continue reading The Hell That is Haiti! 

The Hell that is Haiti Webinar

Join us for a special Socialist Action webinar on the latest developments in Haiti. Featuring prominent activists in the Haitian community. Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET. Bring a friend! Click here to join the webinar.  Haiti is being torn by a presidential assassination, a deadly earthquake, … Continue reading The Hell that is Haiti Webinar

Covid and Capitalism: An Interview With Rob Wallace

A Socialist Action Webinar As the ruling class continues the push to open the economy and remove COVID protections, the Delta variant is spreading across the U.S. Hear an exclusive interview with Rob Wallace, epidemiologist and author of Big Farms Make Big Flu, on the current state of the pandemic and the capitalist response. Hosted by Mark Ostapiak, … Continue reading Covid and Capitalism: An Interview With Rob Wallace

Heatwave: A Socialist Action Webinar (rescheduled)

The need for a unified global mass action movement to fight climate change. HEAT WAVES, WILDFIRES AND OTHER CLIMATE DISASTERS HAVEBEEN STRIKING WITH HIGH FREQUENCY AROUND THE GLOBE. WHATARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS? WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIGHT BACKAND PROMOTE SYSTEM CHANGE TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS? Wednesday, August 11, 2021 5:30 PM PT/7:30 PM … Continue reading Heatwave: A Socialist Action Webinar (rescheduled)

European Floods: This is Not a Natural Disaster

By Daniel Tanuro (Daniel Tanuro is a certified agriculturalist and eco-socialist environmentalist. He writes for “La Gauche,” (the monthly of Gauche-Anticapitaliste-SAP, Belgian section of the Fourth International). He is the author of The Impossibility of Green Capitalism, (Resistance Books, Merlin and IIRE, 2010) and The Trump Moment (Demopolis, 2018.) At the time of writing, the … Continue reading European Floods: This is Not a Natural Disaster

Biden’s $trillion Taxing the Rich Social Infrastructure Charade Crumbles

By Jeff Mackler If we are to believe the almost daily front-page major media headlines, President Joseph Biden has embarked on an historic congressional battle to massively fund a broad range of needed social programs by taxing the rich as never before. Biden’s daily and ever-changing “social infrastructure” bill pronouncements aim at assuring a wary … Continue reading Biden’s $trillion Taxing the Rich Social Infrastructure Charade Crumbles

Capitalist Media, Biden’s Climate Deceptions; The Race to Save Earth

By James Fortin It just keeps getting worse. Never in the memory of any living person on Earth, has it been this bad. Climate change is occurring; it is getting worse, and time is running out to save the planet from catastrophe. Scientists urgently note the globe is rapidly approaching the catastrophic threshold of a … Continue reading Capitalist Media, Biden’s Climate Deceptions; The Race to Save Earth

Fearing Radicalization, Biden Feigns Left

By Jeff Mackler The corporate media hoopla attendant to President Joseph Biden’s announced $2.5 trillion infrastructure proposal aims at putting Biden in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt New Deal-era crowd of “progressive” capitalist social reformers. The “centrist” Biden has been instantly converted to a “man of the people” whose legislative proposals are claimed to far exceed … Continue reading Fearing Radicalization, Biden Feigns Left

Stop line 3: Women Water Protectors and their Battle Against the “Black Snake” Pandemic Pipeline in Minnesota

By Bronwen AE  The Biden Administration announced in early April that it will NOT force the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to shutdown despite an order by U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg to complete his court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement. In Standing Rock Sioux Tribe et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al., Boasberg … Continue reading Stop line 3: Women Water Protectors and their Battle Against the “Black Snake” Pandemic Pipeline in Minnesota

Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

Updated March 17, 2021 By Jeff Mackler President Joseph Biden’s fealty to U.S. imperialism and its ruling class domestic agenda was demonstrated soon after his Jan. 20 White House arrival. Five days later he sent additional troops to northeastern Syria to fortify U.S. control of that U.S.-beleaguered nation’s oil rich and most fertile agricultural region. … Continue reading Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

The Capitalist Criminality of (Un)Natural Fracked Gas

By James Fortin Slick salespeople and evil doers know that if you keep uttering the same lie that eventually enough people will believe it. So it is with the statement that the use of natural gas is a bridge to a clean, renewable energy future. Exxon Mobil, fifty years ago, was the first to obscure … Continue reading The Capitalist Criminality of (Un)Natural Fracked Gas

Its and Ours: Central Maine Power Has a Climate Problem

By James Fortin The recent substantial failures of the for-profit power utilities in California and now Texas have several things in common.  Their uniquely negligent acts have caused numerous deaths, damage and destruction to homes, and further deterioration of the natural environment.  Whether by raging wildfires or frozen natural gas lines, the denying CEOs and … Continue reading Its and Ours: Central Maine Power Has a Climate Problem

The Truth About Recycling Plastics

By Paul Goettlich 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 how much … Continue reading The Truth About Recycling Plastics

Climate Carbon Net-Zero: Biden’s Fancy Footwork

By James Fortin Both the Democratic Party and much of the major media have doted on the progressive steps the Biden administration will take regarding the climate crisis. While legislation addressing the climate catastrophe on our doorstep has not yet been forthcoming, Biden’s flurry of executive orders portray him as seriously addressing the issue. Indeed, … Continue reading Climate Carbon Net-Zero: Biden’s Fancy Footwork

System Change Not Climate Change: Climate Crisis Commentary for April 2020

By JAMES FORTIN Australia still has dinosaurs. We didn’t know what to make of this when we heard it.  Thinking fossilized, we were mostly right.  The “dinosaurs” were actually “dinosaur trees,” the very last remaining stand of prehistoric trees on that continent, heroically saved by firefighters during the recent Australian wildfires.  But it isn’t the … Continue reading System Change Not Climate Change: Climate Crisis Commentary for April 2020

System Change, Not Climate Change: Monthly Climate Crisis News Roundup

By JAMES FORTIN Some things change, some things don’t.  Yet.  Slowly, but steadily, the impact of global warming is becoming so visible and understandable that masses of people are recognizing a problem exists.  But as  entire countries and populations experience unending devastations, capitalist governments such as Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the U.S. and China … Continue reading System Change, Not Climate Change: Monthly Climate Crisis News Roundup

System Change Not Climate Change: Monthly Climate Crisis News Roundup

By JAMES FORTIN Paying for the important things first.  As his company sped toward bankruptcy that jeopardized worker pension and health plans, the former chief executive of coal mining company Murray Energy set aside nearly $1 million for groups involved in climate change denial.  Not knowing when he just might need a solid climate denialist … Continue reading System Change Not Climate Change: Monthly Climate Crisis News Roundup

“Bullshit!” at Madrid COP25 climate conference

By JEFF MACKLER Socialist Action’s 2020 candidate for the U.S. presidency Some 500,000 climate activists mobilized in Madrid by a broad array of NGO’s around the world demanded that the United Nations-sponsored COP 25 (Conference of Parties) agree on a series of critical measures to halt the world’s march to planet catastrophe. After eleven days … Continue reading “Bullshit!” at Madrid COP25 climate conference

Millions say: Change the system, not the climate!

By JEFF MACKLER The week of unprecedented massive and worldwide climate mobilizations that began on Friday, Sept. 20, represented an historic breakthrough in the consciousness of the world’s people. An estimated 7.6 million people in 185 countries from every continent on earth except Antarctica mobilized in unprecedented numbers to condemn the governments and politicians of … Continue reading Millions say: Change the system, not the climate!