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Labor in the Age of Climate Change

Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate …

Socialism

I moved to the US 7 years ago from Finland — here's what Americans don't understand about Nordic countries

<i>This is what Americans fail to understand: My taxes in Finland were used to pay for top-notch services for me.</i><p>Bernie Sanders is hanging on, still pushing his vision of a Nordic-like socialist utopia for America, and his supporters love him for it. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is chalking up …

A Year Without Sundays (Un Año Sin Domingos) » Zinn Education Project

In 1961, Cuba launched a nationwide, highly effective literacy campaign. Young people traveled from the cities to the rural areas, working with …

Education

Extracting Democracy

In a recent seminar on comparative democracies, I glanced over a document, published by the US-funded NGO Freedom House, which scored every country …

Africa

How To Go To Cuba Right Now: A Travel Primer

fullscreen<p>I have wanted to go Cuba ever since the precise moment I first learned that I couldn't. Yes, there's a wider appeal—the growling vintage …

Cuba

Welfare Reform, Then and Now

In 1996, Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law.Here’s Hillary Clinton talking about her role in the bill’s passage seven years later, in her …

Socialism

How Leonardo DiCaprio’s Carbon Footprint Clashes With His Climate Claims

<i>This piece originally appeared on Oilprice.com.</i><p>Leonardo DiCaprio recently won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant. I saw the …

Are mass shootings contagious? Some scientists who study how viruses spread say yes.

A man had just gone on a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Mich., allegedly killing six people while driving for Uber. Sherry Towers, an Arizona State University physicist who studies how viruses spread, worried while watching the news coverage.<p>Last year, Towers published a study using mathematical …

Guns

Caitlyn Jenner May Be Trans, But She's Also Wealthy, Selfish and Utterly Oblivious

On Sunday's season premiere of "I Am Cait," the reality star and transgender role model talked conservative politics -- and reminded us that she …

TRAIL TRANSLATOR: Sanders' 'vanilla' version of socialism

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Bernie Sanders accomplishes nothing else this year, he wants people to stop fearing his version of socialism.<p>The firebrand …

Middle-class

Fukushima disaster: Ex-Tepco executives charged with negligence

<b>Three former executives at a Japanese power giant have been formally charged with negligence over the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.</b><p>The trio, formerly of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), will be the first to go to court over the incident.<p>A citizen's panel ruled last year they should …

Fukushima

Syria's shaky ceasefire in doubt? Reports of bombings and strikes

Amid Syria’s shaky ceasefire, there claims of breaches.<p>Barrel bombs are said to have been dropped on Homs province, with one video alleging the Syrian regime has violated the truce.<p>It is also claimed that a Russian warplane has hit a town in Idlib province.<p>Air strikes were reported to have targeted …

Black Lives Matter in Environmental Justice

British Home Secretary Theresa May called the poisoning "deeply disturbing", and argued, "It goes without saying that this was a blatant and unacceptable breach of the fundamental tenets of... law and civilized behavior." She referred to the Russian state's involvement in poisoning Alexander …

Forbes Welcome

Post-Katrina Ed Reform Adds to Trauma

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>As a New Orleans parent and an active member of my community, I think of myself as an expert on the experiment in education reform that transformed my city into the nation's first all-charter school district. So when I attended a recent …

The most significant Supreme Court case that could be immediately affected by Scalia’s death

Justice Antonin Scalia died at a very high-stakes time in the Supreme Court's docket.<p>The court had already heard a case concerning the constitutionality of affirmative action in higher education, and was scheduled to hear others on abortion restrictions, President Obama's executive orders on …

Unions

Hillary Clinton Should Ask for Black America's Forgiveness Before She Asks for its Vote

Houston, we have a problem. Hillary Clinton's campaign has run into a major speed bump and it's called Bernie Sanders. As we move toward the day of reckoning known as Super Tuesday, she's dialing up Black America to answer the call to action.<p>The woman that was supposedly married to America's first …

Middle-class

Black Progressives, It's Time to Unite Against Establishment Politics

The post was originally published on www.blackandwordy.com<p>The Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC) has endorsed Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and by the way in which it did so has demonstrated its propensity to play establishment politics.<p>An endorsement in …

8 Ways to Lose Weight When You're Crazy Busy

For everyone who’s just too busy to worry about weight loss, we’ve got good news: you don’t need any extra time. You can start losing weight now, in …

The Slow Violence of Climate Change

The Paris Agreement, achieved December 12 at the twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change …

Five years after they toppled the tyrants of the Arab world, the youth of the revolutions find themselves caught between the hammer of unemployment and the anvil of ISIS. By Houda Mzioudet TUNIS — When Mohamed…

<b>Five years after they toppled the tyrants of the Arab world, the youth of the revolutions find themselves caught between the hammer of unemployment</b> …

Middle East

Walmart Wages Are the Main Reason People Depend on Food Stamps

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks about income inequality, and when other candidates speak about the minimum wage and food stamps, …

The Fed's Newest Policymaker Wants Congress to Break Up Big Banks

The newest policymaker at the U.S. Federal Reserve is already making waves.<p>Neel Kashkari, who became the president of the Minneapolis Fed last month, …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

Profiting off of chaos: How the U.S. privatized its war in Afghanistan — Antony Loewenstein on “Disaster Capitalism”

Journalist Antony Loewenstein tells Salon how corporations exploit violent conflicts in Afghanistan and beyond<p>"The corporation is now fundamentally more powerful than the nation-state," writes journalist Antony Loewenstein in his new book "Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of …

Scientists just found another key threat to global food security

With the world’s population expected to exceed 9 billion people by the year 2050, producing enough food for everyone is a top concern for global policymakers. And now, scientists have pointed out another threat to global food security. In a new study in Nature Communications, a group of researchers …

Farming