Zika Virus: Capitalism's Infectious Horror Without End

As of April 2016, there have been 700 confirmed cases related to the Zika Virus in the United States.

Flint Poisoned: Capitalism’s New Normalcy

Over 25 years after Michael Moore’s film Roger and Me depicted the devastation of Flint after the collapse of the local auto industry, the city has become the poster child for something that “isn’t supposed […]

The “Pinocchio Agreement” on Climate Change

The real result of the Paris climate talks is a promise to increase emissions from current levels, doing tremendous harm to the environment in the process. The capitalist powers do not admit this, of course. […]

The Sound and the Fury

President Obama’s recently announced Clean Power Plan, which calls for a 32% decline in US carbon dioxide emissions (from 2005 levels) by 2030, and which will go effect in 2022, is being heralded as a […]

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Volkswagen Scandal—The Bosses Can’t Be Trusted!

US regulators have discovered that German automaker Volkswagen has been systematically cheating its emissions tests on diesel vehicles in order to increase its profits. The scale of the scandal is huge, with Volkswagen subsequently admitting […]

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Science and its Discontents

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

Marxist Philosophy and Modern Science—Introduction to the e-book Edition of “Reason in Revolt”

On the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of Reason in Revolt—Marxist Philosophy and Modern Science, we are proud to announce its republication in e-book format by Wellred Books in the near future.

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Capitalism Has Failed California

According to scientists, basing themselves on dendrochronology and sediment analysis, California currently faces the worst drought it has seen in over 1,000 years. News coverage ranges from highlighting the influence of global climate change on […]

Mission to Mars: Alienation and Utopia

Far from being a reflection of optimism in society, this reality TV show exploration is an expression of the alienation and pessimism felt by most in this period of senile capitalist decay.

“This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein

One of my favorite poems, by Emily Dickinson, speaks of dancing “through endless summer days” and exalting in the beauty and power of the natural world. A delightful image; but perhaps a verse more in […]

The Crisis of Cosmology

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have questioned the workings of the natural world around them and their own place in the Universe.

The Role of the State in the Space Race

The recent explosion of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket on October 28, and the explosion of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo just a few days later seem to highlight the primary obstacle in the way of humanity’s development today: […]

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