• The Surging Arrogance of Corporations
    Citizens mobilized against corporate abuses in the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies. It can happen again now when the corporate overlords in the context of demonstrated crises – climate, pandemics and powerful unregulated technologies – are acting far worse than they have in recent times.
  • France’s Global Warming Predicament
    “According to a World Bank analysis: “There is no certainty that adaptation to a 4°C world is possible…the projected 4°C warming simply must not be allowed to occur,” Ibid.”
  • Solar Industry Growing at Record Pace
    The Solar Energy Industries Association’s report on the current state of the industry, as well as projections.
  • The New Cold War Could Be Much Worse Than the One We Remember
    For the first time since World War II and the arrival of Pax Americana, the United States is about to meet its match. If the United States and China are to avoid going head to head and instead work together to tame a world that will be both multipolar and interdependent, the two countries will need to learn to live comfortably alongside each other in a global system that is ideologically diverse and politically pluralistic. Americans will need to take a leap of political imagination in order to coexist with a great power whose political system they find threatening and at odds with their messianic commitment to spreading democracy. The alternative is intractable geopolitical fracture and deepening global disarray.
  • The World Economy is Changing, the People Know, but their Leaders Don’t.
    The year 2020 marked parity between the total GDP of the G7 (the U.S. plus allies) and the total GDP of the BRICS group (China plus allies). Since then, the BRICS economies grew faster than the G7 economies. Now a third of total world output comes from the BRICS countries while the G7 accounts for below 30 percent.
  • Merchants of Death
    The war potential of a great country, or of a group of countries, is strengthened by the development of the adverse military power. The trade in arms is the only one in which the orders obtained by a competitor increase those of his rivals. The great armament firms of hostile powers oppose one another like pillars supporting the same arch. And the opposition of their governments makes their common prosperity.
  • Bernie Sanders: It’s Past Time to Guarantee Healthcare for All Americans as a Human Right
    Bernie Sanders: guaranteeing healthcare to all Americans as a human right would be a transformative moment for the U.S. It would not only keep people healthier, happier and increase life expectancy, it would be a major step forward in creating a more vibrant democracy. Imagine what it would mean if our government worked for ordinary people and not just powerful corporate interests.
  • Bremen State Election Result Analysis Part 3: Actions and Social Media
    More analysis on the Bremen election results. This time focusing on our actions and social media campaign.
  • Bremen State Election Result Analysis Part 2: KPV Triad
    More analysis of the Bremen election results, and the suggestion of using the KPV triad for future elections
  • Bremen State Election Result Analysis Part 1: Overview
    How’d we do in Bremen? What did we learn? What’re we going to do better next time? Read more to find out
  • Farewell to the Welfare State?
    Is neoliberal austerity and rampant inefficient military spending the future of Western Europe, as their establishment powers reduce social spending, and ramp up defense and surveillance spending? That’s up to the European people, and so far, they’ve chosen austerity…
  • The Debt Ceiling Debate is a Massive Deception of the American Public
    Those who grasp elementary economics enough to know that tax increases could “solve” the debt ceiling issue become complicit in the deception by invoking “realism.” Since the two major parties are jointly subservient to corporations and the rich, they rule out tax increases on them. It thus becomes “realistic” to exclude that option from the debt ceiling debate. What is best for corporations and the rich thus gets equated to what is “realistic.” It is worth remembering that throughout history ruling classes have discovered, to their shock and surprise, that the ruled can and often do quickly alter what is “realistic.”
  • A Bipolar Order?
    Wolfgang Streeck: French aspirations to ‘strategic autonomy’ for ‘Europe’ (and ‘strategic sovereignty’ for France) stand a chance only in a multipolar world populated by a good number of politically significant non-aligned countries, quite similar to what the Chinese seem to want. To what extent this implies some kind of equidistance to the United States and China is a question left open, probably deliberately, by Emmanuel Macron. Sometimes he seems to want equidistance, sometimes he denies that he wants it. In any case, this prospect is anathematized by German pro-Western militants, above all by the Greens who now control German foreign policy. Among them, suspicions run deep of Macron’s occasional protestations that ‘strategic autonomy’ is compatible with transatlantic loyalty, at a time of growing confrontation between ‘the West’ and the new East Asian Evil Empire. As a result, France is more isolated than ever in the EU.
  • With Climate Indicators ‘Off the Charts,’ UN Chief Calls Policies of Rich Nations a ‘Death Sentence’
    “We have the tools, the knowledge, and the solutions,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. “But we must pick up the pace.”
  • First Attempt in Bremen (Taz Article)
    The Greens and Die Linke were not decisive enough for Jan Genin – especially when it came to climate protection. Now he wants Mera 25 to enter the Bremen Parliament.
  • The Emerging New World Economy
    Over recent decades, the U.S. empire peaked and began its decline. It thus follows every other empire’s (Greek, Roman, Persian, and British) classic pattern of birth, evolution, decline, and death. The U.S. empire emerged from and replaced the British Empire over the last century and especially after World War II. Earlier, in 1776 and again in 1812, the British Empire tried and failed militarily to prevent or stop an independent U.S. capitalism from developing. After those failures, Britain took a different path in its relations with the U.S. After many more wars in its colonies and with competing colonialisms across the 19th and 20th centuries, Britain’s empire is now gone.
  • Ambulances Should be Free
    But if you call 911 for an ambulance, you could face a huge bill, even for a short ride. Ambulances typically don’t operate as a free public service. In many states the average balance due runs over $1,000. Having health insurance does help, but deductibles and exclusions can still leave you with a huge bill. A medical emergency that requires an ambulance can easily drive you into debt.
  • Anya Parampil on State and Private Suppression of Critical Media, and Illegal Surveillance and Tampering of Private Communications. “I am the “US-based Kremlin intermediary” that tried to help Tucker Carlson book an interview with Putin”
    “What does the fact that a corporation can sue a media organization over critical coverage, allege financial damage, and gain access to a journalist’s private texts say about a society that claims to value a free press?” by Anya Parampil
  • The So Called “Unlawful Deportation” of Ukrainian Children to Russian Government Sponsored Camps
    The arrest warrant for Putin is based on poorly manufactured lies. The Gray Zone’s investigative reporting provides a look inside one of these camps, and the background on the how such a cheap lie was spread in U.S. media
  • The Need to End Illegal Union Busting at Starbucks
    Bernie Sanders’ opening remarks at the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s hearing titled, “No Company Is Above the Law: The Need to End Illegal Union Busting at Starbucks.”
  • What Just Happened in Moscow Is Big
    It falls to Moscow and Kyiv alone to make peace. This can be accomplished by way of the 12 points in China’s position paper—a ceasefire, negotiations, a mutually satisfactory settlement, adherence to international law, provisions for reconstruction. Can you hear the wind whistling past your ears as China steps forward as a global diplomatic power, and as relations such as China’s and Russia’s advance? I can. My seatbelt is fastened, for there is more, much more to come.
  • Taxpayers Paid Billions for it: So Why Would Moderna Consider Quadrupling the Price of the COVID Vaccine?
    Bernie Sanders’ opening remarks at the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on drug pricing.
  • China’s Foreign Policy: Lessons for the United States
    By Melvin Goodman China’s orchestration of the renewal of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia should be a wakeup
  • Pfizer CEO Complains to Investors About Lower Drug Prices Under Inflation Reduction Act
    Chief executive Albert Bourla said Manchin and Schumer were “wrong” to “single out” the pharmaceutical industry in seeking cost savings for the government.
  • Yanis Varoufakis attacked by five “thugs”, likely a hit. An independent investigation into the identity of, and money behind these thugs must follow
    Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was attacked in central Athens late on Friday, suffering a broken nose, cuts and bruises. This attack must be thoroughly investigated, and these attackers, and whoever may have hired them, must be brought to justice.
  • The Four Horsemen of Inflation
    The Four Horsemen of Inflation War, pestilence, climate change, and the rich.