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Entries from April 2016

From working class to full inclusion: the universal class

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/35841-let-s-get-serious-about-inequality-and-socialism This is a superb summary of the issues with ‘socialism’, but it falters on one point, the basis as a working class party. As many readers of this blog know we have moved to a more general approach: the Universal Class. Look at the activists of all stripes. Almost none of them are working […]

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Toward a new leftist perspective on history

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

WHEE abridged for another Kindle edition, cheap The first iteration this morning is flawed and the correction will come online this weekend, but the basic point (you can also use the full online edition) is to offer marxists something better than historical materialism as an historical theory. A lot of people are hoping this book […]

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Let’s Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Politics and Elections; Economy and Labor; Bernie Sanders; Inequality; Socialism; Capitalism; Social Democracy; BTSB: Election 2016 Source: Let’s Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism

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It is a bit repetitious to constantly reiterate a core marxist theme, but… //time to stop abusing the term ‘revolution’, the final option…

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LFM_press_release_selections.pdf or the full text: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LastandFirstMen_2014_hires_21mb.pdf It is a bit repetitious to constantly reiterate a core marxist theme, but… I think that a revolutionary neo-communism will become a new cultural average as the crisis of capitalist climate change starts to reach panic levels. It is of course possible that some ‘fix’ via geoengineering will ‘save […]

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Is the elite counting on air conditioners to stage a population collapse?

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

That’s the ‘paranoid conspiracy’ interpretation, but it is hard to believe the elites are anything but liars on climate change. To be sure, the hold of market delusion is great, and once the idea of self-regulating markets takes hold the economic hallucination begins to induce the conviction among the intelligent that they can’t defy ‘mathematics’ […]

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Disaster Capitalism: Ecuador Forced to Pay US Oil Giant $180M | News | teleSUR English

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The Ecuadorean government is being forced to use money that could go toward relief efforts to instead pay off a multinational oil company. Source: Disaster Capitalism: Ecuador Forced to Pay US Oil Giant $180M | News | teleSUR English

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The heat and the death toll are rising in India. Is this a glimpse of Earth’s future?

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/31/the-heat-and-the-death-toll-are-rising-in-india-is-this-a-glimpse-of-earths-future?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Extreme heat wave kills 300 across South Asia with hottest month still ahead (PHOTOS)

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Extreme heat wave kills 300 across South Asia with hottest month still ahead (PHOTOS)

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Climate Change: Greenland Melt Season Starts Two Months Early

April 30th, 2016 · 1 Comment

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NCSE newsletter

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Dear friends of NCSE, A new publication coauthored by Eugenie C. Scott. And a call for climate change education from the New York City Council. DORNER AND SCOTT IN EVOLUTION: EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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Earth shatters at new physics find? | Uncommon Descent

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Some of us think that the term “earth-shattering” should be saved for discoveries that have actually been made—and then usually in retrospect. Source: Earth shatters at new physics find? | Uncommon Descent

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Got A Minute? Your Workout Might Not Need To Be Much Longer

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/b9a707ad9fcf6c4696aabbb2f98bf5f9.htm

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[Marxism] Fwd: How did Syria become a burning country? | SocialistWorker.org

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] Fwd: How did Syria become a burning country? | SocialistWorker.org

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Please, Do the Planet a Favor: Eat Less Meat | Alternet

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

With recent research showing that reducing meat intake could result in two thirds less food-related CO2 emissions—and save millions of lives—there are few excuses left to justify having meat at every meal. Source: Please, Do the Planet a Favor: Eat Less Meat | Alternet

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Clinton Camp says She’s Been Forced to the Left Enough Already | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

April 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Fresh after Bernie Sanders’ call for a “a fifty-state strategy… to plant the flag of progressive politics” nationwide, new reporting on Friday suggests that Hillary Clinton’s campaign won’t be budged any further to the left. Source: Clinton Camp says She’s Been Forced to the Left Enough Already | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views […]

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 It will be a long civil war 2.0

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

The analog given to the Civil War is apt: we need a revolution beyond capitalism, and this starts with a clear sense the system is terminal: the ‘good times’ are an illusion, and the end of growth era is dawning. And/or the whole game will start going underwater, at high temperature…. It will be a […]

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Sanders derelicts should consider the ‘Red Fortyeight Group’ concept nexus and its forms, e.g. ‘market’ neo-communism…

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/politics/donald-trump-bernie-sanders/ I think the Sanders group should rather consider moving further left: Sanders’ campaign shows that the electoral route to political solutions is a frustrating form of ‘come on’ but really ‘never’. Face reality: this system, especially on the right, can’t even respond to the crisis of climate change. We are watching civilization start down […]

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 Biologists incapable of seeing the problem with complex biochemical machines

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

It is hard to understand how biologists can fail to see the point about complex machines. To say that simpler versions or components show that their evolution is possible isn’t an argument. Those components are likely to be irreducibly complex. How can biologists go on so long with the confused understanding of probability shown in […]

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Dr. Hugh Hunt & Professor Kevin Anderson discussing Climate Change realities

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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UN Climate Agreement Buys Us Five Years: Ecological Meltdown Roundup 4/22/2016

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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1958: recounting the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that all women wears hijabs, President Nasser is greeted with laughter and incredulity « Why Evolution Is True

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Gamal Abdel Nasser had a colorful—and controversial—history: helping depose King Farouk, modernizing Egypt, nationalizing the Suez Canal, cracking down brutally on the Muslim Brotherhood (one of wh… Source: 1958: recounting the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that all women wears hijabs, President Nasser is greeted with laughter and incredulity « Why Evolution Is True

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Is the Universe a Simulation?

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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Influence of religion and predestination on evolution and scientific thinking

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Influence of religion and predestination on evolution and scientific thinking

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Do bearded dragons dream? Reptiles share sleep patterns with mammals and birds — ScienceDaily

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Source: Do bearded dragons dream? Reptiles share sleep patterns with mammals and birds — ScienceDaily

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