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28/03/21
Author: 
Ron Kampeas, JTA
A pro-Palestinian demonstration in Lyon, France, before the trial of political activist Olivia Zemor for her call to boycott the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva, March 16, 2021. (Photo/JTA-Jeff Pachoud-AFP via Getty Images)

MARCH 26, 2021

A group of over 200 scholars has released a definition of antisemitism that explicitly excludes efforts to boycott Israel — the latest pushback against a campaign by a number of establishment Jewish groups to label as antisemitic double standards applied to Israel.

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24/03/21
Author: 
Vicki Robin, Kim Stanley Robinson

I highly recommend this interview with Kim Stanley Robinson about his most recent novel, The Ministry for the Future, which charts an imaginary path through our realistically projected future of ecocatastrophe. It's simultaneously brutal and optimistic. The interview delves into some of the book's main themes.

22/03/21
Author: 
Christopher Rowland, Emily Rauhala and Miriam Berger
21 March 21
 

As immunization gap widens between rich and poor countries, the industry faces a battle over patents and know-how

21/03/21
Author: 
John Clarke
If we are to develop a clear and consistent form of international solidarity, we must be ready to face the contradictions and complications of the global context in which working class struggles take place. Image by Canadian Dimension.

As socialists, our solidarity should be with the international working class, not with governments or states

March 19, 2021

20/03/21
Author: 
Owen Jones
‘In 2020 we saw deadly floods in Indonesia (above), bushfires in Australia, both drought and record rainfall in China and extreme storms from the Philippines to Nicaragua.’ Photograph: Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images

Mar. 19, 2021

Oil companies knew 50 years ago the huge damage they were doing. Their motive to ignore it is the same now as it was then

Capitalism is on a collision course with human life and the future of our planet. Each year, air pollution takes more lives than smoking: the last estimate suggests 8.8m deaths across the world, compared with 7m from cigarettes.

08/03/21
Author: 
Yves Engler
Rick Smith

MARCH 3, 2021

Broadbent Institute head Rick Smith should just be frank and say he hates Palestinians and doesn’t care about internationalism.

01/03/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
 Heat wave - Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay

MARCH 1, 2021

An initial snapshot of countries’ latest carbon reduction promises, released Friday by the United Nations climate secretariat, shows global greenhouse gas emissions on track to fall just 0.5% between 2010 and 2030, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to declare a “red alert” in a year that was supposed to be a make-or-break moment for climate action.

25/02/21
Author: 
Peter Brannen
Glaciers from the Vatnajökull ice cap, in Iceland

This is not a long article; it's a short book--but comprehensive, frightening, and fascinating. 

            -- Gene McGuckin 

Photo Illustrations by Brendan Pattengale | Maps by La Tigre

Images above: Glaciers from the Vatnajökull ice cap, in Iceland

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