The storm before the storm

https://www.workers.org/2021/09/58808/ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ There is no doubt that the climate catastrophe threatens the future of life on the planet. A massive mobilization of the working class will be needed to combat this threat. But, as Hurricane Ida and the associated flooding revealed, this is not just a threat to future generations —… Continue reading The storm before the storm

The Double Deformation ~~ Michael A. Lebowitz

https://climateandcapitalism.com/2021/06/17/the-double-deformation/  ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Economic exploitation is only one aspect of capitalism. The crisis of humanity and the crisis of the earth system are inseparable Michael A. Lebowitz is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His books include The Socialist Imperative, The Contradictions of Real Socialism, and Between… Continue reading The Double Deformation ~~ Michael A. Lebowitz

Operation Tradewinds: Collective Militarized White Supremacy and Black Neocolonialism in the Caribbean ~~ Gerald A. Perreira

https://blackagendareport.com/operation-tradewinds-collective-militarized-white-supremacy-and-black-neocolonialism-caribbean ~~ posted for dmorista ~~    Operation Tradewinds: Collective Militarized White Supremacy and Black Neocolonialism in the Caribbean The People of the Caribbean and Latin America Must Say No to U.S. militarism and Subversion. Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent… Continue reading Operation Tradewinds: Collective Militarized White Supremacy and Black Neocolonialism in the Caribbean ~~ Gerald A. Perreira

Global Capitalism: Biden’s Economic Plans and Likely Results ~~ Richard Wolff with introduction by dmorista

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9lWJB1jPVQ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction by dmorista In this talk, from May of 2021, Richard Wolff discusses some of the socioeconomic policies that President Joe Biden has already implemented or is/was trying to implement. Wolff notes that both political parties loyally serve the interests of capital, but that they… Continue reading Global Capitalism: Biden’s Economic Plans and Likely Results ~~ Richard Wolff with introduction by dmorista

“Global Capitalism: The Challenge of China”. ~~ Richard Wolff and Introduction by dmorista

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpD0Im5d9-c ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction by dmorista Richard Wolff gives a talk, generally about 1 hour long, every other month. He used to give the talks live at the Judson Church in Manhattan, but now he is doing it online, and his organization then posts you tubes of the… Continue reading “Global Capitalism: The Challenge of China”. ~~ Richard Wolff and Introduction by dmorista

Jerry Mander – Overthrowing Capitalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyS7VsQ5jYQ ~~ posted for collectivist ~~ Jerry Mander is the founder, former director, and presently distinguished fellow of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco “think tank” focused since 1994 on exposing the negative impacts of economic globalization, and the need for economic transitions toward sustainable local economies. He was also, until recently, program director… Continue reading Jerry Mander – Overthrowing Capitalism

Dynamite in the foundations: Alan Woods on the crisis of world capitalism

https://www.marxist.com/dynamite-in-foundations-alan-woods-video.htm ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ At a meeting of leading members of the International Marxist Tendency at the end of January, Alan Woods (editor of marxist.com) provided an overview of the dramatic events unfolding at the start of 2021. The crisis of world capitalism is causing ruptions, dislocation and class polarisation in one country… Continue reading Dynamite in the foundations: Alan Woods on the crisis of world capitalism

Yet Another Capitalist Debacle: This Time in Texas ~~ dmorista

Yet Another Capitalist Failure in Texas ~~ Written by dmorista ~~ Summary Statement The events over the last 10 days in Texas take on a special significance due to the prominent position of Texas as an Exemplar of the Right’s phonied up “Free Market Economics” and its supposed advantages for society.  The extreme Laissez Faire… Continue reading Yet Another Capitalist Debacle: This Time in Texas ~~ dmorista

Texans exorbitant electricity bills after winter storm and His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752

~~ Two related articles posted for dmorista ~~ https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/20/trhe-f20.html  Texans receive exorbitant electricity bills after winter storm ~~ Trévon Austin  In the aftermath of the winter storm which left millions of people in Texas without access to power and clean water, some residents are receiving costly electricity bills. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which… Continue reading Texans exorbitant electricity bills after winter storm and His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752

Can We Exit This Road to Ruin? ~~ Craig Collins

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2021-02-16/can-we-exit-this-road-to-ruin/ ~~ posted for Collectivist ~~ WARNING: This article takes an unflinching look at an impending future we must avoid at all costs…in the hope we can figure out HOW. Catabolic capitalism isn’t your grandparents’ capitalism. Back then, industrial capitalism profited primarily from growth, fueled by abundant fossil energy. But the centuries of cheap energy and an… Continue reading Can We Exit This Road to Ruin? ~~ Craig Collins