Climate Change Changes California

Smog over LAShortly after the signing of an environmental protection bill in California, climate scientists reported this September that the Earth had passed the "tipping point" milestone of atmospheric CO2 exceeding 400 ppm. And so, the capitalist system has signed off on yet another chapter of what its historical legacy will be: environmental degradation and destruction, the sheer scale of which will have deleterious repercussions for generations to come.

U.S. Election 2016: The Farce of American Democracy

Anti trump rallyElectoral results provide an important, albeit imperfect snapshot of the mood in society at any given time. Although they cannot reflect the full complexity of the subterranean changes taking place, they do provide valuable insights. Processes that have been quietly evolving over years and decades suddenly surface and take form.  

The Meaning of Donald Trump

On Wednesday, November 9, the “free world” woke up to find it had a new leader. Donald J. Trump had been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. The shock waves immediately spread across the world at this news, which contradicted all the confident expectations of the polls.

Fascism in America? Fight Racism with Socialism!

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States of America, cries of “fascism!” again fill the air. However, as we shall see, although Donald Trump is a crass, bigoted, billionaire businessman, he is not a fascist. The secret to his win is not that he rode a mass fascist movement to power, but that the lesser-evil policy of the labor leaders and the “left” ran out of steam. With no class-independent alternative provided by the unions or Bernie Sanders, uninspired Americans stayed home in droves, and the balance of victory was handed to Trump by rust-belt workers sick and tired of the decades of betrayals by the Democrats.

US Youth Fight Back: Only Socialism Beats Trump!

crowd Anti TrumpOn the day after the election, Americans woke to find themselves in a “strange new land.” The Washington Post called Trump’s victory a “cataclysmic, history-making upset.” According to insider reports, the Republican National Committee and even Donald Trump himself did not expect the result.