Climate change, the warming of the earth’s atmosphere, oceans and landmasses, is the pre-eminent issue facing humanity. 2016 was the hottest worldwide since record keeping began in 1880. The previous record year was 2015, and before that, 2014. The cause is clear: more than two centuries of unprecedented addition of carbon gases to the planet’s… Read more »
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The echo of helicopters, enormous trucks removing tons of rock (with gold), military vehicles 24 hours a day, and periodic gunshots — all this has become common to the indigenous Shuar in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago in Ecuador. For months, the Shuar have been waging a fierce resistance against the government of President… Read more »
Planet Earth is changing in many perilous ways. One of the most damaging shifts is desertification, which is essentially the expansion of barren desert climates. Nowhere is this desolation a more serious crisis than in the Sahel region of Africa, the latitudinal zone where the Sahara Desert gradually transitions to the tropical climates of the… Read more »
To the Standing Rock Sioux Warriors, The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Radical Women (RW) send you this statement of unwavering solidarity for your battle against corporate America that wants to destroy your sacred lands and waterways. Opposition to the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline is important for all of us fighting to save the… Read more »
He loves coal and denies climate change.
End U.S. complicity in crimes against the indigenous peoples of Latin America! The Freedom Socialist Party joins with activists around the world to protest the assassination of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous feminist leader and foe of privatization gunned down in her home on March 3rd. We call for the immediate release of Mexican supporter… Read more »
On September 26th, FSP organizers and supporters gathered in Seattle to discuss ecosocialism – “an anti-capitalist approach to upending the climate changers’ system and building our own future.” In this video captured from the event, socialist feminist organizer, union activist, & climate change journalist for the Freedom Socialist newspaper Mark Drummond covers the importance of… Read more »
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conference has just concluded, the eighteenth in a series notable for the lack of cooperation among the planet’s worst polluters, first and foremost the United States, and their failure to swiftly move away from dirty energy sources. Now residents of the Pacific Northwest face the planned building of… Read more »
Durham-López campaign statement: Provide immediate relief for Sandy’s poorest victims and fund a real recovery
A disaster like Superstorm Sandy shows capitalism in its true colors. In the midst of chaos and suffering, the stock market in New York City managed a swift reopening after being closed for just two days, with Mayor Bloomberg ringing the opening bell. However, working-class, immigrant, and poor neighborhoods like Staten Island, Chinatown on the… Read more »
A statement from the write-in presidential candidate Stephen Durham during the Hurricane Sandy crisis of 2012.