A report released today by leading climate scientists who issue a stark warning about the dangers of pursuing a strategy of net zero emissions
The planned European Super League (ESL) – a self-contained format for elite clubs only – is probably on the point of collapse following the revolt by Premier League fans. They forced the owners of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham to pull out of the project – for the time being. The […]
Dear Thomas Bach, I am led to believe that you are currently in charge of Olympic Games. Most people, including me, regard the Olympic Games as a very important factor in bringing people together all over the world, which makes this post an extremely important one and I congratulate you on taking it on. Apparently, […]
By Sam Hadfield Now, we’ve all been seriously annoyed in the past. However, it’s never been a criminal offence to be annoying – until now. But that’s what the terrifying Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill (PCSC) being forced through parliament does. The bill’s most questionable clause (among many, see here) is clause 59, section […]
“If science is a “commitment to truth” shall we cite all the historical non-truths perpetuated by scientists? Of course not. It’s not science vs. Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. Elevate your Thinking and Consciousness. When you measure include the measurer.”MC Hammer People were pretty astonished when founding father of rap MC Hammer posted a […]
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChosetoChallenge. If there was one person about whom this could be said it was Larissa Reisner. This legendary woman was at the very juncture of the worst and best in humanity. A new translation of her war despatches, The Hammer and the Anvil, evokes a key […]
A collective route to democratic change Democracy does not come in one form. There are many different types of democracy, from the ancient Greek system where only men over 20 could vote directly on issues to modern representative democracies. What this means is that simply being a “democracy” isn’t good enough. After all, Chinese citizens […]
Behind all the budget ballyhoo, the picture is clear: capitalism is in intensive care and the Tories have deployed the state to keep it afloat at the expense of the majority of the population. Though the pandemic has exposed the failure of an economic system based on endless growth to sustain profits, the Tories (and […]
The extraordinary achievements of the Cuban health system could not have happened without the revolution of 1959 and the new social relations that resulted. Despite the cruel blockade by the US – the longest trade embargo in modern history – and the resulting shortage of medicines and equipment, the Cuban healthcare mission has built a […]
Frederick Engels was Karl Marx’s closest friend and collaborator. In the light of the ongoing ecological crisis and Covid-19 pandemic, Engels’ Dialectics of Nature takes on a new significance. So it is good that Kaan Kangal, currently a philosophy scholar at Nanjing University in China, has made a new study of Engels’ work. As Kangal […]
The unseemly dispute between the European Union and AstraZeneca over the supply of the Covid-19 vaccine just about sums up everything that is both wrong and rotten about the system, aka capitalism. In a rational world, where public health and wellbeing came first, a global pandemic would be met with a universal, planned response. Vaccines […]
By Paul Feldman Written in the name of “We the People of the United States”, the preamble to the original constitution says it is made in “Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves […]
New Year’s message to our supporters The crisis that saw global humanity brought low by a virus, resulting in a lost year for billions of people, could have been prevented and the worst consequences avoided. All the available evidence indicates the jump from one species to another leading to Covid-19 was made more likely by […]
John Bellamy Foster’s epic account explains how the the concept of a dialectics of nature was crucial in the development of ecological thought.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has vowed to continue the resistance after the chancellor’s latest attack.
Measures outlined in chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review are just the latest in a series of desperate adjustments designed to keep the profits flowing as the effects of the pandemic take their toll. Faced with an economy gripped by the most severe contraction in the history of British capitalism, the UK is not alone. The […]