Can Bernie Sanders Win? Can We?

Bernie Sanders announces he is running for president of the United States and calls on Americans from all over the nation to join him in building a massive grassroots movement. But is he electable? Here is the announcement: https://youtu.be/s7DRwz0cAt0  by O Society Feb 19, 2019 Sanders' announcement today - he is indeed running for president … Continue reading Can Bernie Sanders Win? Can We?

How the ‘Monster’ Permian Texas Oil Field Made the US a Lone Star in the World Market

Header image: The Permian Extinction—When Life Nearly Came to an End by Clifford Krauss   NYTimes Feb 3, 2019 MIDLAND, Tex. — In a global collapse of oil prices five years ago, scores of American oil companies went bankrupt. But one field withstood the onslaught, and even thrived: the Permian Basin, straddling Texas and New Mexico. A … Continue reading How the ‘Monster’ Permian Texas Oil Field Made the US a Lone Star in the World Market

The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch As the world is being pummeled by social and environmental crises, civilization is becoming starkly divided between a comfortable upper class and a massive underclass of disposable people. This is the consequence of creating a society where the vast majority of the resources are controlled by the rich. For just … Continue reading The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign

Democratic leaders are outraged at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s actions in Congress and are trying to reel her in. It’s a clear sign she’s antagonizing all the right forces in the party. by Micah Uetricht  Jacobin Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at a progressive fundraiser on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. Mario Tama / Getty If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weren’t … Continue reading Welcome Their Hatred: It’s a Good Sign

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

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

There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids. by David Roberts Vox Feb 7, 2019 Markey and Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. Alex Wong/Getty Images And for now, to share a few initial impressions after reading through the short document a few times: What a … Continue reading There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.