Free Julian Assange. Do not extradite him – Sign the Petition

5 November 2019 — Roots Action

Julian Assange is being held in prison in the United Kingdom, convicted of and charged with no crime there. He is in danger of being extradited to the United States to be prosecuted for publishing accurate information in the public interest. This is a threat to journalism and to democracy, not just to WikiLeaks and Assange.

Click here to sign a petition to the government of the United Kingdom.

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UK drones more likely to target individuals than infrastructure data analysis reveals

5 November 2019 — Drone Warfare

Chris Cole

Drone video showing ISIS fighter with children in Iraq.*

Examination of UK air strike data from the past two years shows that British unmanned drones have been used far more often to attack individuals on the ground in Iraq and Syria than the UK’s other strike aircraft, the Tornado or the Typhoon.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, November 2019

4 November 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

The red and green shelf is overflowing! Nine important new books address topics ranging from ecosocialism and rising seas to trees, growth and global poverty.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is an occasional feature. We can’t review every book we receive, but we will list and link to any that seem relevant to Climate & Capitalism’s mission, along with brief descriptions. Titles listed here may be reviewed in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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Dammed Good Question about the Green New Deal

11 January 2019 — Green Social Thought

By: Don Fitz

Gordon Dam, Southwest National Park, Tasmania, Australia (2008). Creator: JJ Harrison. Via Wikimedia Commons

Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves impossible to get off of fossil fuels fast enough.

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Post-Electoral Polarization. New Stage of the Imperialist Conspiracy in Bolivia

4 November 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Eduardo Paz Rada

When the Bolivian political electoral process was oriented towards the institutional strengthening of radical democracy with the victory of Evo Morales in the October 20 elections, the head of a conspiracy appeared, in its most conservative forms of racism, hatred and violence against the Indians and the people, through the regional oligarchies headed by the Civic Committee of Cruceño and the losing candidate Carlos Mesa, both controlled by imperialism and its strategy of halting the process of national liberation and sovereignty that has developed in Bolivia in the last 14 years.

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5 November 2019

Another Silent Killer

Compiled by Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA with information from a global network of independent scientists, toxicologists, beekeepers, environmentalists, Governments, Industry and Regulators

An increase in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and autism has been reported in Scotland. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating. The manufacturers claim it to be safe, but none of the Regulatory Agencies are monitoring glyphosate levels in groundwater.

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