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David And Goliath In Our Time

H Patricia Hynes Portside
anti-nukes demonstration Currently the US has no coherent foreign policy on nuclear weapons and no climate policy. We are also benighted by a press and politicians for whom nuclear weapons seem to be a non-issue, gauging by primary and presidential debates.

Imagining the End of Capitalism With Kim Stanley Robinson

Interview by Derrick O'Keefe Jacobin
Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than twenty books, including New York 2140. He talked to Jacobin about his latest work, his vision of socialism, and why we must fight to imagine the end of capitalism rather than the end of the world.

Only Class War Can Stop Climate Change

Paris Marx Jacobin
A new report shows that the world’s top 1 percent is responsible for double the emissions of the entire bottom half of the planet. The message is clear: to fight climate change, we have to fight the ruling class.

Overhauling U.S Foreign Policy: Bitter Fights Ahead

William Minter and Imani Countess The Star (Kenya)/Organizing Upgrade
demonstrators in Kenya protesting US police killings of Blacks As progressives, we can educate ourselves now to advance a global perspective and help pave the way for lobbying campaigns by progressive organizations seeking to influence a new administration.

California Could Look To Australia For Ideas On Wildfire Management

Sonali Kolhatkar BigNewsNetwork
wildfire The...pressing matter is why there are conditions for such extreme fires in the first place. Climate change is one of the culprits. Western colonization of the state resulted in the wiping out of Indigenous knowledge of fire management.
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