Posts in: environment

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

June 2013

FREE AILING LYNNE STEWART NOW! Keep pressure on The timing of your email is great. I am in Texas visiting Lynne and this news of the continued spreading of the news about her plight really lifted her spirits. She was tired from the chemo but she perked right up with this bit of news. Keep… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

October 2013

ENVIRONMENT Appreciate analysis I really appreciate the articles that have been appearing of late on the environment by Mark Drummond [Extreme energy, Vol. 34, No. 2; Global warming and the seas, Vol. 34, No. 1]. I always learn from the matters I want to be informed on, and having his Marxist perspective is invaluable. Please… Read more »

Toxic legacy — Amid plans for a nuclear energy revival, Native Americans deal with and protest the deadly fallout from uranium mining

October 2013

Ever since Manifest Destiny infested this green planet, Native Americans fought against the severe exploitation and horrific genocide that powered it. The struggle continues as Indian nations fight to ban uranium mining in their precious homelands. Uranium mining mushroomed after the launching of the nuclear age. It provides the fuel for the reactors of nuclear… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Japan: a nuclear crisis without borders

October 2013

The nuclear floodgates are opening — and that’s not just a metaphor. While U.S. politicians and CEOs do their best to rehabilitate the idea of nuclear energy (see related story), radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear plant and into the Pacific Ocean at the rate of about 300 tons a day. It’s… Read more »

Clean fracking? No such thing

April 2014

At present, France outlaws hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the process of pumping water mixed with chemicals into porous rock to drive out oil and natural gas, like an explosive pressure cooker. Fracking endangers workers, drains and contaminates precious water supplies, pollutes the air, contributes to global warming, devastates pristine rural areas, and can cause earthquakes… Read more »

Food prices, drought, and poverty

April 2014

Across the globe climate change is wreaking havoc on cities and rural areas, and the people and other creatures that inhabit them. Floods, droughts, extreme storms and rising temperatures are here to stay. Those paying the highest price are the world’s poor and low-wage workers. They are driven from their meager homes, and can’t afford… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor

June 2014

DROUGHT Water wastage Thanks for the article on the drought in California and the resulting, ever higher food prices in the land of plenty [Food prices, drought, and poverty, Vol. 35, No. 2]. With respect to capitalist-induced climate change, there are three kinds of people in California: the vast majority who suffer its effects, the… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — TPP environment plan is media sugar water

June 2014

We would like to extend a Marxist high five to WikiLeaks for once again exposing the nastiness of the rich and powerful and their government lackeys. Earlier this year the anti-secrecy organization released the draft Environmental Chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a 12-nation, draft free trade agreement that encompasses 40… Read more »