EVVAGELOS VALLIANATOS—In the midst of this anxiety, our toleration of diversity in political discourse is fading. Large media will not publish critical opinions about controversial pesticides, industrialized farming or about taxing the rich or bringing to an end wars and the ecocide of corporate America.Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has been branded “socialist” because he is proposing corporations and rich Americans pay modestly higher taxes; that young Americans deserve free public university education; that the country needs a minimum wage that boosts workers above poverty.I have examples of being interrupted in conversations and called names. Some readers of my articles threaten me. Several times people have said to me: “Why don’t you go back to Greece?” This started in my undergraduate student days, decades ago.I must be saying things that get people excited or angry.
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Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality. (Video & Text)
s one million species face extinction due to human activity and the globe faces a growing climate crisis, we speak with world-renowned author Arundhati Roy about the threat capitalism poses to the future of life on earth. Roy says that those most responsible for creating the climate crisis “will see to it that they profit from the solution that they propose.”
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JULIE DERMANSKY—The historic opening of the spillway is happening in the midst of an ongoing and mysterious dolphin die-off in the Gulf of Mexico and the same week that the United Nations released its most comprehensive report on the state of biodiversity.The report warns that the rate species are going extinct is speeding up and can only be slowed by simultaneously combating climate change and directly protecting species and their habitats. But in Louisiana, despite more frequent and intense extreme weather and the current dolphin die-off, the local, state, and federal governments are showing little political appetite to deal with either.
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VARSHINI PRAKASH—VARSHINI PRAKASH: Number one is to stop taking oil and gas money through this thing called the no fossil fuel money pledge. You can go to NoFossilFuelMoney.org to actually figure out how you can pressure your candidates, your politicians, to do that. They should make the Green New Deal a day one priority if they are elected to be the president of the United States of America. And they should call, both on social media and otherwise, for a climate debate so we can see where the different candidates are on these issues.