Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

by Naomi Klein Intercept February 13. 2019 "I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. … Continue reading Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story

by ERIC DRAITSER CounterPunch Jan 30, 2019 The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum – including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this … Continue reading Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story

The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019 Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises.  Anybody … Continue reading The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

The Choice We Face

Politicians need to be clear: do they take climate change seriously or not? by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb, 9, 2019 You don't even have to accept the most severe predictions about the consequences of climate change to understand that we stand at the brink of something dire. You only need to look at the Fourth National Climate … Continue reading The Choice We Face

In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

by Greta Thunberg Common Dreams Feb 2, 2019 https://youtu.be/M7dVF9xylaw Recently I've seen many rumors circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate. This is no surprise to me. I know that since most people are not aware of the full meaning of the climate crisis (which is understandable since it has never been treated as a crisis) … Continue reading In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

Goodbye to the Dollar

by Chris Hedges TruthDig Feb 4, 2019 The inept and corrupt presidency of Donald Trump unwittingly triggered the fatal blow to the American empire—the abandonment of the dollar as the world’s principal reserve currency. Nations around the globe, especially in Europe, lost confidence in the United States to act rationally (much less lead) in issues … Continue reading Goodbye to the Dollar

The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

  by Ellen Brown Truthdig Jan 29, 2019 The “Green New Deal” endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., and more than 40 other House members has been criticized as imposing a too-heavy burden on the rich and upper-middle-class taxpayers who will have to pay for it. However, taxing the rich is not what the Green New … Continue reading The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution