USA

01/11/19
Author: 
Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash
London on April 18, 2018, as they protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the Pacific Ocean. In 2016, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government approved tripling the 1,150-kilometer (715-mile) Trans Mountain pipeline's capacity to carry 890,000 barrels of oil for shipping overseas from landlocked Alberta's oil sands to the port of Vancouver. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)AFP/GETTY IMAGES
 Oct 30, 2019

By some estimates, “the price of oil could permanently plummet to $25 a barrel by the mid-2020s. Only the cheapest oil in places like Saudi Arabia could be economically produced. Canada's oil sands, where most projects need an oil price of $60 to $80 a barrel just to break even, would cease to make financial sense.”
 
01/11/19
Author: 
Greenpeace

October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (9,120 barrels) of oil into wetlands in North Dakota. The leak is already the eighth-largest pipeline oil spill of the last decade. The tar sands oil transported through the Keystone pipeline is particularly hard to clean up because, unlike crude oil, it sinks in water. 

30/10/19
Author: 
Jon Queally, staff writer, Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Fire is seen near Getty Center in Los Angeles, the United States, Oct. 28, 2019. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a fast-moving wildfire erupted early Monday morning near the famous Getty Center in Los Angeles in the western U.S. state of California. (Photo: Qian Weizhong/Xinhua via Getty)
October 30, 2019

As Climate Crisis-Fueled Fires Rage, Fears Grow of an 'Uninhabitable' California

As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."
30/10/19
Author: 
Aída Chávez
A PILMA mailer sent to a constituent. Some personal information has been redacted for privacy.Images: Provided to The Intercept

TRADE UNIONS ARE joining the pharmaceutical industry to attack Democrats over their long-anticipated legislation to lower prescription drug prices. The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association, or PILMA, a coalition between the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the nation and union construction workers, recently sent out mailers using industry talking points to slam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s signature drug-pricing plan.

30/10/19
Author: 
The Leap

[Editor: Interesting discussions here..]

The second On Fire book club conversation: Labour Organizing, Strikes, and the Green New Deal. Yesterday, we were joined by Meredith Whittaker, Lauren Burke, Raj Patel, and Deena Ladd for a captivating conversation about building worker power across silos: from bridging the divide between unionized and non-unionized workers, to connecting climate justice with other struggles.

29/10/19
Author: 
Julia Conley
Participants hold a "Kill Capitalism" banner while marching through Central Park in New York City. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Critics blame poll results on 'historical amnesia,' while progressive observers say millennials associate socialism with strong social welfare systems

October 28, 2019

A survey released Monday revealed that 70 percent of U.S. millennials—those between the ages of 23 and 38 in 2019—would support a socialist candidate for president, a result which a number of progressives viewed as an outgrowth of the damage wrought in recent decades by neoliberal capitalism and the ruling corporate order.

29/10/19
Author: 
Julia Conley

October 28, 2019

Critics blame poll results on 'historical amnesia,' while progressive observers say millennials associate socialism with strong social welfare systems

A survey released Monday revealed that 70 percent of U.S. millennials—those between the ages of 23 and 38 in 2019—would support a socialist candidate for president, a result which a number of progressives viewed as an outgrowth of the damage wrought in recent decades by neoliberal capitalism and the ruling corporate order.

28/10/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
A structure on Highway 128 goes up in flames after the Kincade Fire raged into the Alexander Valley on Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 2019, east of Geyserville, California. (Karl Mondon/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

"Our rage as a nation has to burn as fiercely as every fire we witness — for the retiree who's lost their entire life savings, for the family forced to evacuate from a home they may never come back to, for the child suffocating in smoke miles away."

Editor: see link here for videos.

October 28, 2019

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - USA