Damian Carrington
Ocean heatwaves destroy kelp forests, which provide food and shelter for many other species. Photograph: Thomas Schmitt/Getty Images

The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest”.

The damage caused in these hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies on the oceans for oxygen, food, storm protection and the removal of climate-warming carbon dioxide the atmosphere, they say.

Steve Ellner

Feb 15, 2019 - There are several factors for Venezuela’s economic crisis, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media, writes Steve Ellner.

By Steve Ellner
Special to Consortium News

Srećko Horvat

If socialism in one country was a pipe dream, so will be the idea of an ecological transition in one country. To make it work, the Green New Deal will have to be internationalized.

The damage caused by air pollution is now being compared to the effects of tobacco use. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution poses the greatest environmental threat to global health in 2019, killing seven million people prematurely every year, which is around the number of deaths caused by cigarettes.

Robert Hackett

February 12th 2019

The elegant simplicity of his campus office — a small round table with several straight-backed chairs, a laptop on an uncluttered desk — contrasts with his reputation as one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. Now aged 90, Noam Chomsky continues to write, and is co-teaching a course on politics and global crises at the University of Arizona.

Gerard Di Trolio and Doug Nesbitt
Protest in Detroit demanding a Green New Deal

["A very good article analyzing union options in the struggle sparked by GM's decision to close its Oshawa plant (and others). Embedded in the article is also a very good short video by the Democratic Socialists of America on the green opportunities presented by the situation. " Gene McGuckin]

February 2, 2019

Two months after the GM Oshawa closure announcement, Unifor’s big idea is a campaign to boycott GM cars made in Mexico. The union is even spending huge money on a Super Bowl commercial that will reach about 5 million Canadians.


Resources - Recursos - Venezuela - 2/2019


Venezuelanalysis -   (English)

teleSUR - (English/Espanol)

Resumen Latinoamericano - (Espanol)



[Web page editor's note: Similar numbers of people voted for Nicolas Maduro in the last presidential election in Venezuela (6.3 million) as for Justin Trudeau's Liberals in the last parliamentary election in Canada (6.9 million). The Liberals received 39.5% of the popular vote, and with a turnout rate of 68.5% they got 27.2% of registered voters  - well below Maduro's 31.7%. Source of numbers for Canada: Wikipedia. ]

First Assembly of Assemblies of the Yellow Vests
Representatives of the Yellow Vests taking part in a citizens' debate Jan. 26 2019 France
French General Strike Feb. 5?

Call from the First Assembly of Assemblies of the Yellow Vests

We, the Yellow Vests of the roundabouts, of the parking lots, of the squares, of the assemblies, rallies and demonstrations, have gathered on January 26 and 27, 2019, as an "Assembly of Assemblies," bringing together a hundred delegations, in response to a call by the Yellow Vests of Commercy.

Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal
Making of Juan Guaidó
January 29, 2019
Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization.


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