- The Bullet
A Day Without Immigrants
Millions of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, who lead hard working and productive lives, are also union members. Donald Trump launched his political campaign in 2015 with a racist attack on Mexican immigrants, painting them as rapists and murderers. He made attacks on our Muslim sisters and brothers his political trademark - even going so far as to propose a religious test for immigration.
By Labor for Our Revolution - 1 May 2017, 2:00am
For more than 100 years, May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe. Why is it largely ignored in North America? The answer lies in part in American labour’s long repression of its own radical past, out of which international May Day was actually born a century ago. The seeds were sown in the campaign for the eight-hour work day. On May 1, 1886, hundreds of thousands of North American workers mobilized to strike.
30 April 2017, 2:00am
- Climate Change Is About Power
We need to take back the power that the fossil fuel industry has over society. Their core business model threatens all of us.
29 April 2017, 12:00pm
- How Definancialization Could Save Greece -- and the World
The word 'financialization' accurately captures a prominent aspect of contemporary capitalism: Over the last few decades, the lucrative financial sector has grown exponentially, to the point of dominating economies in the US and around the world. In this episode of Smart Talk, Andrew Mazzone and economist Costas Lapavitsas discuss how the profound effects of financialization have been felt in Greece, throughout Europe and here in America.
29 April 2017, 11:00am
- We Just Breached the 410 PPM Threshold for CO2
On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million (it was 410.28 ppm in case you want the full deal). Carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that height in millions of years. It’s a new atmosphere that humanity will have to contend with, one that’s trapping more heat and causing the climate to change at a quickening rate.
By Brian Kahn - 29 April 2017, 2:00am