Lee Camp: esta pandemia no es solo una crisis, es un regalo

Como el cáncer, el capitalismo crece hasta que asesina al cuerpo anfitrión. Durante este paro pandémico, no está obteniendo el crecimiento que necesita y se está volviendo benigno.

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With most of the country still on lockdown, all is quiet. For those of us lucky enough to be healthy and simply stuck at home — not in mourning; not sick or dying; not performing high-risk “essential” work; not waiting on long food bank lines  — life is on pause. We’re held in limbo. Our existence floats nonchalantly in a bizarre stasis like the

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De las bombas de racimo a los desechos tóxicos: Arabia Saudita está creando la próxima Fallujah en Yemen

Desde arrojar desechos tóxicos al mar hasta ensuciar las granjas de Yemen con toneladas de bombas de racimo sin explotar, Arabia Saudita está creando un legado tan tóxico en Yemen que los expertos creen que podría demorar un siglo en deshacerse.

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AL-JAWF, YEMEN -- As the world’s focus turns to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Yemenis are reeling from their own brewing tragedy, contending with the thousands of cluster bombs, landmines and other exploded munitions that now litter their homeland. Just yesterday, a young child was killed and another was injured in the al-Ghail district

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El Pentágono ha emitido más de mil millones de toneladas métricas de gases de efecto invernadero en su guerra contra el terrorismo

Con más de 800 bases militares en más de 80 países, el Pentágono sigue siendo el "mayor usuario institucional de petróleo" y "productor de gases de efecto invernadero".

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Shadowproof -- The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than double the current number of cars

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El mayor contaminador del mundo militar de EE. UU.: Cientos de bases gravemente contaminadas

El Departamento de Defensa de los EE. UU., Que produce residuos más peligrosos que las cinco compañías químicas estadounidenses más grandes en conjunto, ha dejado su legado tóxico en todo el mundo en forma de uranio empobrecido, combustible para aviones, pesticidas, defoliantes, como el Agente Naranja y plomo, entre otros contaminantes. .

Spent shell casings from firing practice litter the desert of the U.S. Marine Corps' Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California. (AP/Reed Saxon)

Media outlets gave minimal attention to recent news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as some other pipeline spills, it underscores an important yet little-known fact – that

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Pentagon Climate Change Report Ignores Its Own Role in Fueling the Crisis

The U.S. Department of Defense produces more hazardous waste than the five biggest U.S.-based chemical companies combined and is the biggest contributor to global pollution in the world.

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WASHINGTON -- This week, the Department of Defense released a report to Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) detailing the threat climate change poses to U.S. national security. Not only does the report fail to mention U.S. bases that have been destroyed or evacuated recently due to natural disasters, it completely omits the

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Lagoons Of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence

Pig waste contains E. coli and bacteria. Sewage overflows, combined with floodwaters is the makings of an ecological disaster. Humans coming in contact with the contaminated water could face life-threatening infections.

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As the flooding from Hurricane Florence dissipates, North Carolina residents could face significant public-health and environmental crisis after at least 17 animal waste pits, coal ash facilities, and human sewage plants across the state released millions of gallons of toxic liquid into nearby communities. On an aerial tour Monday of pig

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