THE LATEST report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is dire. The headline in the New York Times said there is a “strong risk of crisis” by 2040. The Washington Post said we have “just over a decade to get climate change under control.” How bad is it, and what do these timelines mean?
The recent IPCC report has received widespread attention. The report states that rapid and bold actions are necessary to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change and that the goals of the Paris Accord will be insufficient. This has resulted in an outpouring of opinion pieces calling for individuals to take actions in their daily lives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)
March 26th, 2018
The bolshevik era is a test case of the failure of marxist theory, yet we often fail to see why. The problem can be seen in the muddle over whether russia had to first pass through a stage of capitalism and variants of this confusion are visible in all factions, until lenin broke the logjam, but with an equally flawed formula. Continue reading Communism has never been tried…
It is hard to think of a more dangerous moment for xtianity: trump will drive millions to turn away in repulsion at the whole of religion….
In the 2016 presidential election, 81% of white evangelical Christians voted for Trump.
Continue reading trump undermines democracy and will destroy xtianity…//Christian Organization Sets Out to Reclaim Evangelical Voters
Walmart. Coca-Cola. BP. Toyota. The world economy runs on the profits of transnational corporations. Politicians need their backing. Non-profit organizations rely on their philanthropy. People look to their brands for meaning. And their power continues to rise. Can these companies, as so many are now hoping, provide the solutions to end the mounting global environmental crisis? Absolutely, the CEOs of big business are telling us: the commitment to corporate social responsibility will ensure it happens voluntarily. Peter Dauvergne challenges this claim, arguing instead that corporations are still doing far more to destroy than protect our planet. Trusting big business to lead sustainability is, he cautions, unwise perhaps even catastrophic. Planetary sustainability will require reining in the power of big business, starting now.
Continuing on its mission to deregulate worker protections, the Trump administration’s Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would allow 16- and 17-year-old nursing-home workers to operate power-driven patient lifting devices without any adult supervision or assistance, despite evidence that it is dangerous. These devices are used to lift and transfer patients out of their beds or a chair who cannot lift themselves.
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…revolutionary communism as a variant of the democratic revolutions of the early modern…
March 22nd, 2018
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World history, freedom in the state and freedom from the state
February 28th, 2018 Continue reading World history, freedom in the state and freedom from the state
How can the left reach a new historical vision?
February 28th, 2018 Continue reading How can the left reach a new historical vision?