Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action

by Jacob Aguillard and J. N. B. For millions of Americans, 2020 has felt like a series of unrelenting disasters as life has been changed, disrupted, and destroyed since the early spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, destructive wildfires in the western U.S., and potential for a harsh winter this year are all symptoms of the comingContinue reading “Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action”

Socialist change not climate change!

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International.  “Even an entire society, a nation or all simultaneously existing societies taken together are not owners of the earth, they are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations, asContinue reading “Socialist change not climate change!”

Climate change: What’s socialism got to do with it?

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Recent images of the Amazon rainforest ablaze highlighted the scale of change currently underway. At the height of the fires, an area the size of a football pitch was destroyed every minute. Greenland’s ice sheet alone has lost threeContinue reading “Climate change: What’s socialism got to do with it?”

South Korea and Japan trade dispute threatens ‘alliance’

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. On 22nd August South Korea gave Japan notice that it would not be extending the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA). The 2016 agreement allowed for the direct sharing of military intelligence between Japan, the Republic of KoreaContinue reading “South Korea and Japan trade dispute threatens ‘alliance’”