Nick Corbishley
Thousands gathered in Italy to protest rising cost of living, low wages and inflation.

Oct. 11, 2022

The long-anticipated “hot autumn” begins as the European economy teeters on the edge of a largely self-inflicted stagflationary depression.

Last Friday (October 7), the 82-year old French writer Annie Ernaux won the Nobel Prize in Literature, for what the panel described as an “uncompromising” 50-year body of work exploring “a life marked by great disparities regarding gender, language and class”. A feminist and politically committed writer, Ernaux is the first French woman to win the award.

Ariel Levite and George Perkovich
A photo dated September 1945 of the remains of the Prefectural Industry Promotion Building after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

For Kyiv and its allies, negotiating an imperfect peace is preferable to risking a catastrophic nuclear confrontation.

Ben Norton
President Luis Arce

A lot of talk these days about "saving humanity." Bolivia has a pretty good initial checklist of what that is going to require. As always, when dealing with the future, capitalism stands in the way.

             -- Gene McGuckin

Sept. 27, 2022

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Bild: kremlin.ru/CC BY-SA 4.0/wikimedia.org

Sept. 28, 2022

Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski famously describedUkraine as a “geopolitical pivot” of Eurasia, central to both US and Russian power.  Since Russia views its vital security interests to be at stake in the current conflict, the war in Ukraine is rapidly escalating to a nuclear showdown.  It’s urgent for both the US and Russia to exercise restraint before disaster hits.  

Kenny Stancil
Spanish Finance Minister María Jesús Montero addresses the senate on December 9, 2021 in Madrid. (Photo: Isabel Infantes/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Sept. 30, 2022

The country's finance minister said that looming changes are bound to make the tax code "more progressive, efficient, fair, and also enough to guarantee social justice and economic efficiency."

Spain's leftist coalition government on Thursday announced a series of downwardly redistributive fiscal reforms—including a temporary "solidarity" tax on the nation's 23,000 wealthiest residents—that lawmakers hope will ease the cost-of-living crisis hurting millions of working people.

Diana Johnstone
Shared sentiments. Scholz and Zelensky in Kiev, 14 February 2022. (President of Ukraine.)

Interesting and troubling development for sure, but it's curious (and troubling) that the Johnstone makes no attempt to offer--or direct readers toward--an alternative analysis of the crimes of Stalinism, which I do not consider crimes of socialism/communism. 

                 -- Gene McGuckin

Sept. 27, 2022

Joshua Frank
Image by Vladyslav Cherkasenko.

Costs, dangers, comparisons with renewables, the weapons connection, experiences in France and elsewhere--this is a very comprehensive, albeit brief examination the the nuclear power option.

              -- Gene McGuckin

Sept. 9, 2022

Inayat Singh
Jennifer Baltzer of Wilfrid Laurier University conducts field research in Canada's boreal forest to study how the permafrost is changing and the consequences for the larger climate system. (Angela Gzowski/Wilfrid Laurier University)

"The study effectively warns that the planet already left a safe climate state when it passed 1 C of global warming." . . ." But current policies are actually set to result in about 2.6 C of warming. "

Sept. 11, 2022

2 of the tipping points at highest risk are in Canada

Current rates of global warming have already moved the world perilously close to several tipping points that could send key global weather systems into irreversible collapse, a significant study from Europe has found.


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