Simon Whalley
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award ceremony on December 1, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo: Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images)

Jan. 7, 2022

We don't need piecemeal change; we need a systematic transformation of our societies. What that looks like and how fast we get there should be up to us, not profiteering billionaires who have a Plan B to terraform a distant planet on the backburner.

As the dust settles on a movie that has well and truly got people talking about the climate crisis in a way that no other movie has, it is worth talking about one of the most important messages of the movie, and one that has largely been ignored. 

Vijay Prashad
Unknown victims and prisoners at the Navy School of Mechanics, or ESMA, 1976-1983. (Photographs by Victor Basterra, Argentina; collage by Daniela Ruggeri)

December 20, 2021

U.S. liberalism fears attempts to build independent, sovereign political projects far more than it fears  fascistic governments, writes Vijay Prashad.





Ideas - CBC
Kim Stanley Robinson

'I absolutely believe capitalism is one name for the problem. It's exploitative,' says the sci-fi writer 

Ideas 53:59Kim Stanley Robinson: The Best-Case Scenario You Can Still Believe In

Jonathan Rosenblum
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant speaking during an International Women's Day rally in Seattle on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images)

Dec. 16, 2021

Big business attempted to recall Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, but the socialist fought back aggressively—and that made all the difference.

Once again, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and her Socialist Alternative organization have beaten the political odds. Last week, she defeated a million-dollar recall campaign by real estate developers and landlords, Democratic Party leaders, big Trump donors, and newspaper editorialists, who all teamed up to evict the eight-year councilor from City Hall.

Climate and Capitalism
Prehistoric art

December 17, 2021

Is inequality inevitable? Is freedom just a choice? Two materialist critiques of a widely-praised book.


Mia Rabson
A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

Editor: But see "Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths: the Post-Petroleum Resource Race" and Lithium-Ion Battery Production Is Surging, but at What Cost? and more - search lithium here: 


Subscribe to RSS - Capitalism