An abandoned supertanker holding more than one million barrels of crude oil has been slowly corroding off Yemen’s coast, and a new study out Monday warns that the consequences of an “imminent” spill in the Red Sea could be graver than initially thought — cutting off access to clean water and food aid for millions of people in a matter of days and completely decimating the region’s fishing stocks within three weeks.
ABOMINATIONSCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGECLIMATE CHANGECOLONIALISM
ABOMINATIONSBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSCOLONIALISMIMPERIALISMIMPERIALIST SICKNESSRACISM
JONATHAN COOK—It seems Bristol’s political class today are little more responsive to the popular will than they were 200 years ago.
The point is that the gains made by ordinary people, and conceded so reluctantly by the establishment, always came through confrontation. Rights were won because of events termed “riots”, because of popular protest, because of disobedience. Protest – violent and non-violent, explicit and threatened – was at the root of everything we now identify as progress.
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACOLONIALISMIMPERIALISMLatinAm—COLOMBIA
These kinds of government-sanctioned, targeted assassinations — along with kidnappings, terrorism, assaults, sexual violence, firings, evictions and other forms of brutal intimidation — are routine in Colombia and have been for decades
ABOMINATIONSBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSBRITISH/ EU/ NATO COMPLICITYCOLONIALISMPLUTOCRATIC POWERVIRTUALUNIV
ERIC ZUESSE—So, what had begun as a plan to globalize the UK empire by means of attaching the U.S. to it, has by now become a vassalage of UK to U.S., which vassalization will produce an asset-stripping of the UK state, and a resultant soaring impoverishment of the UK public, which population the U.S. and UK international corporations will then drain, thus creating a greatly increased emigration from the UK. The UK empire has thus come crashing down.
ACTIVISTS & HEROESBOLIVIACLASS STRUGGLECOLONIALISMINDIGENOUS HEROES
PETER LACKOWSKI—In 1952, the National Revolutionary Movement (MNR) led a revolution that made historic gains with expanded rights for workers, land reform, and national economic sovereignty. It was supported by miners, workers and peasants, but it was led by a white and mestizo middle class who saw the indigenous majority as “primitive,” people who needed to be modernized, assimilated, and brought into the economy as workers and capitalist farmers.