All Views Articles for 2020-12-09

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Most of the weight is in concrete. (Photo: Lijphoto / shutterstock) Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams
Anthropocene: Human-Made Materials Now Weigh as Much as All Living Biomass, Say Scientists
The science-fiction scenario of an engineered planet is already here.
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The blame lies not only with the goons and racists on the right, the corporatists who pillage the country and the corrupt ruling elite that does their bidding, but a feckless liberal class that found standing up for its beliefs too costly. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) Chris Hedges
In the End We Will All Pay for the Cowardice of the Liberal Class
No one should take them seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing.
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A  medic loads a sick nursing home resident with Covid-19 symptoms into an ambulance on August 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Bill Quigley
19 Tragic Facts About Covid-19
At least 106,000 nursing home residents and staff died from COVID as of early December, around 39% of the overall deaths reported.
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The United States is the world’s leader in solitary confinement, with tens of thousands of men, women, and children locked in isolation on any given day. (Photo: Derek Goulet/cc/flickr) Udi Ofer, Jeffery Robinson
Bold and Visionary: A Criminal Justice To-Do List for the New Administration
Biden and Harris have a mandate from the electorate to fight against mass incarceration, and it's past time to tackle this crisis.
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Climate justice can only be achieved if developed nations compensate the developing nations for loss and damage and provide them with the necessary financial means to adapt to a changing climate. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Pelenise Alofa, Tasneem Essop
Climate Change Should Be Our Priority in the Post-Pandemic Era
As we prepare to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, governments trying to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 are digging us deeper into the climate crisis.
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Then-General Lloyd Austin III, commander of the US Central Command, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) Sarah Lazare
Biden’s Defense Secretary Pick Shows the Revolving Door for Military Contractors Remains
Industry ties were simply taken for granted in Biden’s defense secretary sweepstakes.
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It is well past due to build on the success of the first CARES package. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) John Buell
Where’s the Second Relief Act? The US Safety Net Is Working, but There Are Capitalists Who Don’t Want It To
If the current model of capitalism is incompatible with the guarantee of quality jobs, it is time to talk about alternatives that provide workers more leverage within labor markets and a broader voice in compensation and investment decisions.
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Amazon warehouse. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Jim Hightower
Thinking of Amazon Workers This Holiday Season
Jeff Bezos is no Santa. His treatment of workers is downright disgusting.
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The New Cold War is unfolding on many fronts. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Joseph Gerson
Our Real Security: Preventing a New Cold War with China
Pressing for peaceful resolution of U.S.-China tensions in ways that provide mutual benefit for both sides and other Asia-Pacific nations needs to become a peace movement priority.
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