Capitalism Pushes Climate Change to New Levels

climate change ice beach air pollutionAt the end of September, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and Earth science research in the world, published a blog post pointing out a grim fact: “It already seems safe to conclude that we won’t be seeing a monthly value below 400 ppm [parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere] this year—or ever again for the indefinite future.” 

Kaepernick’s Stand Against Police Brutality

kaepernick kneelColin Kaepernick, a second-string NFL quarterback of former Super Bowl fame, provoked an eruption of vitriol and solidarity when he refused to stand during the national anthem.

South Africa: Rising Anger as Mass Student Protests Return

South Africa Student ProtestsOn Tuesday, September 20, mass student protests erupted across South Africa after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced that universities can raise tuition fees by up to 8% next year.

The Trump-Clinton TV Debate: Bread and Circuses

Image result for trump and clintonIn ancient Rome the ruling class maintained its hold on power by offering the people bread and circuses. Yesterday millions of people watched the first US presidential debate, held at Hofstra University, New York. This was the modern equivalent of the kind of circus that served as a spectacle to divert the attention of the masses from their miserable conditions of existence.