US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

5 May 2019

A War Reporter Covers “The End of Ice” — And It Will Change the Way You Think About Climate Catastrophe

Describing the current state of the planet, Jamail likens it to someone in hospice care. The global mean temperature is already 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Not half a decade ago, leading climate scientist James Hansen warned that that one degree would usher in a crisis of sea level rise, melting Arctic ice, and extreme weather. He concluded that the goal of limiting global warming to only 2 degrees was “very dangerous.” Accelerated melting in the Arctic continues to surpass conservative predictions.
Describing the current state of the planet, Jamail likens it to someone in hospice care. The global mean temperature is...
16 Feb 2019

Amazon’s Pullout Shows Why We Need Left-Wing Politicians

New York's old Democratic order — in the vein of Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio — backed Amazon's move, while a new crop of social democrats bucked it. The plan’s thwarting offers a lesson in the possibility of forceful collective struggle against seemingly unbeatable Goliaths. It also proves the need for left-wing politicians and organizers to challenge and replace conservative, capitalist Democrats if we are to wrest control of neighborhoods, cities, and public resources away from corporate interests and towards the good of existing communities.
New York's old Democratic order — in the vein of Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio — backed Amazon's move, while a new...
18 Apr 2017

Happy Tax Day! Here’s How Corporations Plan to Screw You Over.

Top U.S. corporations now have $1.6 trillion in profits stashed overseas — which they hope to bring home soon at a special low tax rate. As an extensive new report from Oxfam America explains, the biggest U.S. multinational corporations have positioned themselves for a political victory that will not just slash their taxes and leave regular people to pick up the bill, but also will set the stage for further corporate tax cuts in the future.
Top U.S. corporations now have $1.6 trillion in profits stashed overseas — which they hope to bring home soon at a...

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