The Problem of Capitalist Politics, Nukes and Climate Change Edition 

With Donald Trump soon to be exiled from the White House, four years of speculation about the precise degree of departure from the normal course of American imperial management is about to be put to the test. Any path forward will be a consequence of the trends, processes and trajectories that were set in motion at the end of WWII. These were given new meaning by the capitalist revolution (neoliberalism) of the 1970s. Two years ago various United Nations environmental committees began to issue warnings that unless dramatic changes are made, the planet will soon be uninhabitable. The question: will it be political leaders or capital that stands in the way? More

Source: The Problem of Capitalist Politics, Nukes and Climate Change Edition – CounterPunch.org

Cornel West: ‘Neo-fascist gangster’ Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as ‘failed social experiment’ 

Harvard University philosophy professor Dr. Cornell West appeared on CNN Friday night amid nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offered a searing indictment not just of white supremacy, the neo-fascism of President Donald Trump, and a criminal jus

Source: Cornel West: ‘Neo-fascist gangster’ Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as ‘failed social experiment’ – Alternet.org

  Wannabe fascism meets neoliberal capitalism 

One thing that unites the MAGA-hat cosplay fascists of the anti-lockdown “movement” and the Karens and Chads of the hashtag-resistance is the shared conviction that the United States of America is special and that nothing that happens here has much relationship to anything that happens anywhere else

Source: Donald Trump and the pandemic: Wannabe fascism meets neoliberal capitalism — and it could hardly be worse – Alternet.org

 Going Vegan?

You Can’t Save the Climate by Going Vegan,” a leading climate scientist proclaimed in a USA Today op-ed. “I Work in the Environmental Movement. I Don’t Care If You Recycle,” a climate activist declared in Vox. A Daily Beast columnist explained “Why Your Carbon Footprint Is Meaningless,” while a Guardian writer claimed “Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals.” The new thinking might have been best summed up by a recent headline in the eco-media site Grist: “This professor wants you to give up your climate guilt.”

Source: What Covid Is Exposing About the Climate Movement – POLITICO

The failures and inadequacies of neoliberalism are now on stark display 

It is a sign of how bad things are when the editorial board of the Financial Times, the world’s leading business newspaper, carries an editorial calling for “radical reforms… reversing the prevailing policy direction of the last four decades.” The FT editorial of April 3 has advocated, among other t

Source: The failures and inadequacies of neoliberalism are now on stark display – Alternet.org