Natasha Lennard
US Supreme Court

August 27 2021

The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but the pandemic has already shown the most effective way to fight back: direct actions.

AT 10 P.M. Thursday night, without oral arguments or a full briefing, the Supreme Court ruled to end the federal eviction moratorium. The eight-page order puts hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of tenants at risk of losing their homes as the coronavirus pandemic rages on — almost at the exact moment that federal unemployment benefits are set to expire.

Branko Marcetic
Demonstrators attend a rally calling for the extension of the eviction moratorium in New York City on August 11, 2021. (ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

Aug. 29, 2021

Steve Karnowski
Water protector protesters dance and sing along to drumming during a protest against Line 3 and other pipeline projects at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

August 30th 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a decision by state pollution regulators to issue a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline, the latest setback for opponents who are trying to stop the project as it nears completion.

Michael T. Klare -
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, third from left in front row, in May, visiting Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. (U.S. Air Force, Brittany A. Chase)

August 26, 2021

By 2049, Michael T. Klare says China will be a climate disaster zone, not a military superpower.

In recent months, Washington has had a lot to say about China’s ever-expanding air, naval and missile power. But when Pentagon officials address the topic, they generally speak less about that country’s current capabilities, which remain vastly inferior to those of the U.S., than the world they foresee in the 2030s and 2040s, when Beijing is expected to have acquired far more sophisticated weaponry.

Isabella Devaan

Aug. 26, 2021

Like the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, a 21st century CCC could create millions of jobs while repairing our environment.

When you think of the New Deal, what comes to mind? For many Americans, the era has an enduring physical legacy in our parks, tree lines, and trails.

Sam Gindin
Workers on computers - For workers, competition undermines their most important weapon, solidarity, weakening their potential class power. (@arlington_research / Unsplash)

A key point in the text is the need for one or more political organizations that have the organizing capacity to go beyond unions in fostering an understanding of the need for CLASS Solidarity! - Gene McGuckin

June 14, 2021

Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks
Sinking Yacht illustration - Even amid the pandemic, the ultra-rich have continued to hide and hoard their fortunes. The time for a wealth tax is now, write Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks. Image by Canadian Dimension.

August 23, 2021

A wealth tax would raise badly-needed revenue. More importantly, it could reduce the fortunes—and power—of billionaires

In 2008, just after the election of Barack Obama, the two of us were trying to peddle an idea for a book decrying the rise of billionaires. A New York publisher told us he loved our proposal but it came too late. With Obama’s election, he said, the super-rich would soon be hit by steep taxes that would start depleting their fortunes. Their day in the sun was done.

Nick Cunningham
Alberta's oil sands. Credit: Dru Oja Jay (CC BY 2.0)

Aug. 17, 2021

New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’

Wall Street analysts are advising their clients to invest in Canadian tar sands companies on the expectation that the highly controversial Line 3 and Trans Mountain Expansion pipelines overcome Indigenous-led public opposition and reach completion. 

Nicholas Kusnetz
Equipment installed as part of the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project stands at the NRG Energy Inc. WA Parish generating station in Thompsons, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The project has since ceased operations indefinitely. Credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Aug. 17, 2021

The industry has been pushing through policies devoting billions of dollars to the technology, and much more is likely to come with legislation pending before Congress.

Over the last year, energy companies, electrical utilities and other industrial sectors have been quietly pushing through a suite of policies to support a technology that stands to yield tens of billions of dollars for corporate polluters, but may do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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