By keeping these simple ideas in mind in all our struggles, we can begin to create a world worthy of our best instincts and desires
Defenders of capitalism claim global poverty is declining. Their arguments are intellectually dishonest and unsupported by facts.
‘Seafood caught illegally or under conditions of modern slavery is laundered by mixing it with legally caught fish before it enters the supply chain.’
The wealthier they are, the more they fear that others will try to take their wealth. No wonder the super-rich are building bunkers to escape the apocalypse.
A Brazilian city’s food program feeds the hungry and supports local farmers. It succeeds by empowering communities and challenging inequality.
New Books! Red-Green Revolution. Rural Class Struggle. Climate Anthropology. Will Big Business Destroy the Planet? A Climate Justice Comic. Plundering Africa. Global Inequality.
Six new books on the science for the people movement, health care under capitalism, the criminalizing of poverty, Yemen in crisis, the origins of everything, and communism and democracy
Converting to renewables isn’t enough. The majority of the world’s people will be denied a good quality of life unless their energy sources increase substantially
Recommended reading: CO2 rise and denialism; women, nature and capital; left eco-modernists; carbon pricing; massive insect die-off; food nutrients in decline
Seven new books on the new terrain of class war, social reproduction theory, limits to NGO radicalism, ideas for change, shrinking the technosphere, technology and inequality, and property formation in colonial North America
Eight years after the great recession supposedly ended, global inequality continues to deepen, exposing claims that “wealth trickles down” and “a rising tide raises all boats” as class-based lies.
What will happen after the destruction caused by Harvey and Irma? The experience of New Orleans after Katrina shows what to expect when capitalists profit from disaster.
New research proves that the countries least responsible for global warming, those least able to adapt, have already been hit much harder by deadly extremes than rich nations — and the gap is growing
The gap between rich and poor is far greater than previously reported, because the poorest half of the world has even less wealth than previous studies showed
In one year, rich countries take $2 trillion more from poor countries than they return in aid and investment. The countries that brag most about their foreign aid are enabling mass theft.
Climate change and extreme weather events are not devastating a random selection of human beings from all walks of life. There are no billionaires among the dead, no corporate executives living in shelters, no stockbrokers watching their children die of malnutrition.
New analysis of global inequality shows that the income gap between people in rich and poor countries is far wider than policymakers are willing to admit.
Michael Yates explains why inequality matters, how it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, how its underlying causes are rooted in modern capitalism, and why informed radical action by working people, the unemployed and the poor is needed to overcome the great inequality that marks our time.
Militarized and profit-making approaches to climate emergencies and other crises pose a serious threat to environmental justice, civil rights and democracy
A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, despite billions of dollars in ‘aid,’ the poor and people of color are still paying the price