“Psychopath Capitalism”: US Economic Terrorism and Genocide Against the People of Venezuela

by Carla Stea

Global Research | May 03, 2019

April 25: Foreign Minister Arreaza Describes Excruciating Suffering of the Venezuelan People Resulting From US Sanctions; 

April 26: US Violates its Obligation as  UN Host Country and Sanctions the Foreign Minister for Speaking Truth to Power

“We are not only on the wrong side, we are the wrong side.”   Pentagon Papers Expert Daniel Elllsberg

“American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela’s economy and thereby lead to regime change.  It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.”  Professor Jeffrey SachsRead More »

Venezuela: A Dangerous Moment

by Angel Guerra Cabrera

May Day in Cuba, Photo: Bill Hackwell

The comic strip of a coup d’etat in Caracas on April 30 deflated itself with the sunset that same day. No military action was required against it. In fact, most of rebel soldiers who had been tricked to be there at daybreak, realizing they were being used for a coup, talked to their commanders and went back to their barracks by midday.Read More »

The world’s greatest revolutionary writer owed much to the greatest of all English poets

by Anjan Basu

Frontier| May 5, 2019

Karl and Jenny Marx

Nineteenth-century England had a delightful social ritual called ‘Confessions’. It was a perfectly ‘secular’ practice, meant to relax rather than cleanse the mind. It was one of the common drawing-room diversions where participants answered a semi-jocular questionnaire about themselves – some kind of a Victorian equivalent of what modern-day management lingo would describe as an individual’s  ‘vision and mission statement’. You had to answer questions about what and whom you liked or hated, your favourite books, authors, heroines, virtue and so on. As long-term residents of London, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were not immune to its charms. Marx’s daughters and their friends quite relished the idea of getting these two ‘serious’ gentlemen to make their confessions. Read More »

Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa hits 415 ppm

Countercurrents | May 07, 2019

When Countercurrents.org was founded in 2002 the atmospheric CO2 level was 370 ppm. Today we have the terrifying news that it has reached 415 ppm according to measurement at at Mauna Loa in Hawaii.

Edgar McGregor 🌴@edgarrmcgregor

BREAKING: For the first time ever, the CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa in Hawaii has reached 415PPM.

We were worried it would happen this year, and it did.

This needs to be breaking news on every news channel.

CO2 earth@CO2_earth

🏆📈🏆 Humanity’s FIRST DAY EVER with #CO2 in air > 415 ppm at Mauna Loa 🏆 415.09 ppm CO2 on May 3, 2019 🏆 @keeling_curve source: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/ 🏆 Records tracked at https://www.co2.earth/daily-co2  🙏 #MayThe4thBeWithYou 🙏

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The carbon dioxide data measured as the mole fraction in dry air, on Mauna Loa constitute the longest record of direct measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere. They were started in March of 1958 at a facility of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Read More »

One million species face extinction, world is on notice, says major UN report

Countercurrents | May 07, 2019

wild life photo

Nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail if radical action is not taken, says a major UN report on the impact of humans on nature.

Speaking in Paris at the launch of the 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – the first such report since 2005 – UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said that its findings put the world “on notice”.Read More »