Ben Strauss, Climate Central – Measurements tell us that global average sea level is currently rising by about 1 inch per decade. But in an invisible shadow process, our long-term sea level rise commitment or “lock-in” — the sea level rise we don’t see now, but which carbon emissions and warming have locked in for later years — is growing 10 times faster, and this growth rate is accelerating. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2013
The American social and aristocratic class is as rigidly hierarchical as the British monarchy that the US media seems to deride. In fact, evidence shows that those born into the top one per cent continue to enjoy the benefits of the system far more than those at the bottom. The system favours the top one per cent disproportionately to the detriment of others.
By TONY SEED
THE omnipresent American media may be cynically mocking the so-called royal baby fever in the United Kingdom after Kate Middleton gave birth to a son on Monday, but its social structures and aristocratic class system are just as fossilized as that of any feudal monarchy and the House of Windsor with its obscene wealth. According Bruce Covert to ThinkProgress, a web site linked to the Obama faction, who cites a new study originally reported in the New York Times, American children have very little chance of climbing out of the social class they’re born into. Continue reading
Friday, July 26, 2–6 p.m. • Rain or shine
Victoria Park (corner Spring Garden Road & South Park), Halifax, Nova Scotia
Music • Dancing • Poetry • Displays • Speeches
For events in other Canadian cities, click on this link
JULY 26, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the heroic act that is annually celebrated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that paved the way for the Cuban Revolution. On that day 60 years ago, Cuba’s rebels rose up against the U.S.- supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Although that first battle was lost, the Revolution ultimately prevailed on January 1, 1959. Continue reading
Hooliganism in international relations must not pass!
Statement by the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), July 4, 2013
The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) denounces the refusal of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal to permit the Bolivian presidential aircraft to land or fly over their territories on July 2. President Evo Morales was returning from Russia where he attended the second summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. Short of fuel, the plane was forced to land in Vienna, Austria where it was boarded and searched, using the pretext that the plane could be transporting the former CIA agent, Edward Snowden. The U.S. government has issued a warrant for Snowden’s arrest after the leak of top secret information. Continue reading
On July 2, 2013 the Halifax Chronicle Herald published a Canadian Press item in its Today in History section entitled “In 1578, Martin Frobisher discovered the Hudson Strait.” In response, Mi’kmaw Elder and historian, (Dr.) Daniel N. Paul, C.M., O.N.S. wrote to associate publisher Ian Thompson to protest the use of such inaccurate and Eurocentric propaganda: Continue reading