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Why UN Climate Agreements Fail

Shamus Cooke

History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand in tragic-comic opposition to what we already know about climate change — that the climate has already changed in profound ways and its trajectory […]

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Climate Change and the Next U.S. Revolution

Shamus Cooke

The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.

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The Myth that Environmental Protection Destroys Jobs: Workers and Environmentalists Unite!

Shamus Cooke

All working people have an interest in ensuring that their children and grandchildren can live a life without such carnage. Some, however, are tricked into thinking that the immediate need for jobs overrules any consideration for the environment, since not eating today is more important than a global environmental crisis that will strike tomorrow. In reality there is no such contradiction. Now is actually the perfect time to brush this corporate-created myth aside and demand what is sorely overdue for both working people and the environment.

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The Gulf Oil Disaster Will Not Change U.S. Energy Policy

Shamus Cooke

As is typical with U.S. politicians and media, an extremely serious topic has nearly been reduced to absurdity. Once the urgency of the Gulf oil eruption has been fully sterilized, the stage will be set for business as usual politics — with the corporations comfortably in the driver seat. But the corporate establishment cannot act […]

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Obama, Oil, Lies and Money

Ann Robertson

Ann Robertson The BP oil disaster in the Gulf region, which is irreversibly destroying sensitive wildlife habitats while putting thousands of people out of work whose livelihood depended on the environment, offers yet one more example of how the government operates, whether Democrats or Republicans are at the helm. It should come as little surprise […]

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Why Copenhagen Failed

Shamus Cooke

To anybody interested in the future of the earth’s climate, the conclusion of the Copenhagen conference represents colossal disappointment and causes profound rage. The financial pledges that rich nations made to poor nations — if honored — will do nothing to combat global warming. The few climate-related agreements made were of zero substance, especially when compared to […]

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Venezuelan President’s Speech on Climate Change in Copenhagen

Workers Action

Introduction by Workers Action Below is the text of the speech given by Hugo Chavez, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change. The speech is remarkable in several aspects, and we believe it is indispensable reading for all those involved in the struggle for a sustainable human environment, […]

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Global Warming Accelerating While the U.S. Backpedals

Shamus Cooke

Two recent studies have shocked the world in regard to global warming. A phenomenon that was to happen “possibly in our lifetime” has evolved into a threat capable of transforming the world in ten years time. A recent, extensive study of the northern polar ice caps released by climate expert Professor Peter Wadham, concluded that […]

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