Climate and Environmental Crisis

How class oppression drives climate crises–a WW commentary

Originally published in Workers World, Sept. 30, 2020, this article is even more timely after Earth Day 2022. The U.S.…

April 27, 2022

Heat waves melt ice at both poles of Earth

This updated article first appeared on workers.org March 30, 2022.   The climate crisis is real. Millions of people throughout…

April 21, 2022

Heat waves melt ice at both poles of Earth

The climate crisis is real. Millions of people throughout the world are suffering and dying from floods and rising sea…

March 30, 2022

Global supply chain: Rail industry prioritizes profits over safety

The global supply chain crisis, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, has laid bare systemic problems within global capitalism — when…

March 3, 2022

China holds first-ever carbon-neutral Olympics

This year’s Beijing Winter Olympics is the first in history to be carbon-neutral. This includes renewable energy in all game…

February 14, 2022

Hawaiians, U.S. military dependents protest Navy fuel pollution

By Anne Kealohapau‘ole Jan. 9 — Protesters angered by the water crisis persevere at rallies at the Hawai‘i Department of…

January 13, 2022

The inferno industry and PG&E

Jan. 8 — In the first week of 2022, California fire officials finally placed the blame for the massive Dixie…

January 10, 2022

Murder and the rate of return – an editorial

In a footnote to Volume 1 of Capital, first published in 1867, Karl Marx quoted from the 19th century English…

December 20, 2021

COP26: Youth demand change, politicians protect fossil fuel industry

Two weeks of high-profile negotiations, against a background of climate catastrophes, ended Nov. 13 with little to show for the…

November 17, 2021

A union worker’s perspective from Puerto Rico – before and after Hurricane María

By Walberto Rolón I began lineman training in 1989 – a chance that for many of Puerto Rico’s youth is…

November 12, 2021