Humanity must urgently act to halt the escalating biological diversity crisis to prevent ecological collapse and begin nature’s recovery. So warned the Global Convention on Biological Diversity ( COP15), held on Oct. 11–15 in Kunming, China.

The Convention, gathering under the theme “Making peace with nature is the defining task…

The Biden administration claims it can follow a two-track policy with China: cooperation on climate and confrontation elsewhere. But it is hard to imagine how both are possible, especially with the existential climate crisis growing by the day. China could very well refuse to cooperate as long as the U.S…

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Since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. has spent a mindboggling $21 trillion on foreign and domestic militarization. Meanwhile, the entire Republican Party and a handful of centrist Democrats are trying to block or whittle down a $3.5 …

When some “controversy” explodes on the scene overnight, rest assured some organized, well-financed force is behind it. And sure enough, such is the current hysteria to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT). As it turns out, this entire episode is one of “manufactured outrage.”

Critical Race Theory is an academic concept…

In the wake of widespread death and destruction wrought by Hurricane Ida from the Gulf Coast through New England, and with wildfires raging across the western half of the U.S., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., inexplicably called for a “pause” on the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill this week.

The…

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic emergency, the Biden administration just announced the largest increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the program’s history. It is the latest policy aimed at substantially reducing poverty, especially among children.

Anti-hunger advocacy groups applauded the action. “SNAP is…

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages and new, more dangerous variants emerge, demands are growing for a “ people’s vaccine “ to counter the chief obstacle to global vaccination-Big Pharma profiteering.

Public health officials and infectious disease specialists all agree: The pandemic will not end until most of the world is…

The GOP and the electoral coalition it reflects are in a panic. They face an existential crisis. The GOP, and its wealthy backers, are squarely on the path to minority political status in a rapidly changing nation and up against a rising multi-racial democratic movement with huge social transformative potential.

In the face of a vicious Republican-orchestrated assault on democratic rights and working-class economic gains, states dominated by Democratic governors and legislatures representing broad multi-racial governing coalitions are pulling in the opposite direction-going all out to expand rights.

And in some GOP-dominated states, voters are taking matters into their own…

The GOP and extreme right-wing groups are conspiring against U.S. constitutional democracy in a two-pronged scheme to ram voter suppression laws through state legislatures and block the passage of historic voting rights legislation in Congress. …

John Bachtell

Writer at PeoplesWorld.org, triathlete, eco-socialist, vegetarian, craft beer lover, dabbler at guitar, and proud papa.

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