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Series | The Need for a New Economic System, Part 3: Climate Change and the Urgent Need for Renewable Energy

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In the future, the only way that we can avoid economic collapse is to build a steady-state economy. There exists much literature on how this can be achieved, and these writings ought to become a part of the education of all economists and politicians.

John Scales Avery, Countercurrents.org

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31VZKSO24bL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg 05 August, 2015 | One of the greatest threats to the survival of the human species and the biosphere is catastrophic climate change. Scientists warn that if the transition to renewable energy does not happen within very few decades, there is a danger that we will reach a tipping point beyond which feedback loops, such as the albedo effect and the methane hydrate feedback loop, will take over and produce an out-of-control and fatal increase in global temperature.

In 2012, the World Bank issued a report warning that without quick action to curb CO2 emissions, global warming is likely to reach 4 degrees C during the 21st century. This is dangerously close to the temperature which initiated the Permian-Triassic extinction event: 6 degrees C above normal. During the Permian-Triassic extinction event, which occurred 252 million years ago, 96% of all marine species were wiped out, as well as 70% of all terrestrial vertebrates.

John Scales Avery is a theoretical chemist noted for his research publications in quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, evolution, and history of science. Since the early 1990s, Avery has been an active World peace activist. 

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We urgently need to shift quickly from fossil fuels to renewable energy if we are to avoid a tipping point after which human efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change will be futile because feedback loops will have taken over. 

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Series | The Need for a New Economic System, Part 1: Limits to Economic Growth

It is obvious that on a finite Earth, neither population growth nor economic growth can continue indefinitely.

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War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

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  • The fight against imperialist war requires the building of an independent political movement of the working class, based on an internationalist and socialist program. Workers must not allow themselves to remain trapped within the pro-imperialist confines of bourgeois politics and the Democratic Party. The working class must intervene with its own program and perspective, connecting the fight against war with the fight against inequality, dictatorship and the capitalist system.
  • “We are the death merchant of the world.”

Joseph Kishore, Global Research / World Socialist Web Site

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2005/05/War-USA.jpg 31 March 2016 | The most striking feature of the 2016 US election campaign is the virtual absence of discussion of what is by far the most serious issue facing the people of the United States and the world, looming over everything else: the escalating military conflict that threatens to plunge the entire planet into a new world war.

While it is not a topic of significant debate among the various candidates contending for the presidential nomination of the Democratic and Republican parties, hardly a day goes by without a new provocation that raises the prospect of a military confrontation involving the US, China, Russia and the European powers.

Joseph Kishore is the current National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (United States) and Writer for the World Socialist Web Site.

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“We are the death merchant of the world.”  Ben Norton, Salon

  • Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex
  • The military-industrial complex "is much more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought," says the retired US colonel.
  • From the Archives | Kneeling in Fenway Park to the Gods of War

Socialism, Bernie Sanders and the working class*

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We have to be clear: Socialism with real political power for the majority will come from the revolutionary struggle of the working class against capitalism, not reforms and laws passed by politicians.

Dave Schneider, Fight Back! News

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Another%20World%20Rainbow.jpg Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | A couple weeks ago, one of my coworkers and I started talking politics near the end of our shift. With the 2016 presidential primary in full swing, the election is now the topic of choice in our break rooms, box lines and union meetings. One thing led to another and this coworker asked me whether I was a Democrat or Republican. I said, “Neither one, I'm a socialist.” Immediately I braced myself for any number of negative reactions. I expected either an intense debate, loud profanity, or the silent treatment. You can imagine my surprise, when my coworker responded, “Yeah, me too.”

Since the 2008 financial crisis, socialism has become more popular in the U.S. Young people increasingly express support for socialism. According to a 2015 Gallup Poll, 43% of people ages 18-to-29 report a positive view of socialism. Nearly half the country says they would vote for a socialist presidential candidate (Gallup, 2015).

Dave Schneider is a 23 year old union organizer and labor activist living in North Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in fall 2011. He regularly writes for Fight Back! News.

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“We are the death merchant of the world.”

  • Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex
  • The military-industrial complex "is much more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought," says the retired US colonel.
  • From the Archives | Kneeling in Fenway Park to the Gods of War

Ben Norton, Salon

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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 | Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is tired of “the corporate interests that we go abroad to slay monsters for.”

As the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Wilkerson played an important role in the George W. Bush administration. In the years since, however, the former Bush official has established himself as a prominent critic of U.S. foreign policy.

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“I think Smedley Butler was onto something,” explained Lawrence Wilkerson, in an extended interview with Salon.

Ben Norton is a politics staff writer at Salon.

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From the Archives | Kneeling in Fenway Park to the Gods of War, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

  • The use of the Morse jet to carry out extraordinary rendition exposes the dark side of professional sports, how it is used by oligarchs and the military to manipulate and control us.
  • The Myth of America’s Global Peacekeeping Past 

Biggest Human Rights Abuses in Cuba Happen at Guantanamo Bay

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  • The U.S. detention camp of Guantanamo entered its fifteenth year of operation this year, according to activists since it opened on January 11, 2002, 9 prisoners have died in the facility.
  • Special Report | Selected Articles: Human Rights Hypocrisy

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Conservative and liberal pundits alike called for Obama to take the Cuban revolutionary government to task.

Human rights did, of course, come up but both Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro did not deliberate much on the issue, choosing instead to focus on the new relationship between their countries.

teleSUR  is a Latin American multimedia platform oriented to lead and promote the unification of the peoples of the SOUTH (Geopolitical concept that promotes the struggle of peoples for peace, self-determination, respect for Human Rights and Social Justice).

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“Does the Reality Live Up to the Rhetoric?”

A pastor in Texarkana, Arkansas, finally says it like it is truthfully.

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One World Voice

March 23 | A pastor in Texarkana, Arkansas finally says it like it is truthfully.

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One World Voice: a foundation dedicated supplying food, medical supplies, housing, and water wells in areas with high poverty and genocide striking the communities. 

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There Were 5-Hour Lines to Vote in Arizona Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act.

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  • Reducing the number of polling places in Phoenix had catastrophic consequences in the March 22 primary.
  • The 2016 election is the first in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Widespread voting problems during the primaries in states like Arizona and North Carolina are a disturbing preview of what could happen in November. 

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Ari Berman, the Nation

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January 23, 2016 | Aracely Calderon, a naturalized citizen from Guatemala, arrived just before the polls closed at 7 pm in downtown Phoenix to vote in Arizona’s primary last night. “When Calderon arrived, the line spanned more than 700 people and almost 4 blocks,” the Arizona Republic reported. She waited in line for five hours, becoming the last voter in the state to cast a ballot at 12:12 am. “I’m here to exercise my right to vote,” she said shortly before midnight, explaining why she stayed in line.

But many other Arizonans left the polls in disgust. The lines were so long because election officials in Phoenix’s Maricopa County, the largest in the state, reduced the number of polling places by 70 percent from 2012 to 2016, from 200 to just 60—one polling place per every 21,000 voters.

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Ari Berman, a senior contributing writer for the Nation magazine, has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His new book is Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010.

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  • Corporations have a stranglehold on both parties. Here's how it happened -- and how we take our government back.
  • Hillary Clinton Is Exposing the Dark Underbelly of the Democrats’ Money Machine

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