Author: Ward Chanley

One way or another it WILL come to an end

Capitalism is a materialistic economic ideology that is based in perpetual, infinite growth, on a planet with finite resources. At some point, one way or another, it WILL come to an end. Socialism is the means to prevent us from ending along with it.

The woefully inadequate federal minimum hourly wage

The woefully inadequate federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 has not risen since 2009, while the cost of living has skyrocketed. If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would now be $12 per hour. A full-time worker earning the current minimum wage cannot pay rent in most areas of the country.

It’s time we recognized the US Constitution…

It’s time we recognized the US Constitution for what it is: a document that enshrines the power of a political elite, masquerading as the founding of a democracy.

The Constitution itself furnishes sufficient evidence of that fact. It is not in any sense a democratic instrument, but in every sense a denial of democracy. The Declaration of Independence had been democratic and revolutionary; the Constitution, however, was autocratic and reactionary. Only six of the fifty-six signers of the declaration had a hand in framing the Constitution. Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and Samuel Adams were not in the convention. Jefferson bitterly opposed the Constitution as finally adopted, and Henry openly denounced it.

ICC opens door to prosecuting Israel for war crimes in Palestine

In a landmark decision, judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) say the body has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in Palestine, opening the door to possible criminal charges against Israel.

The ruling comes two years after the ICC’s chief prosecutor found that, “war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip”.

Please donate now to help chimps in need

This is Gordo. He’s a small guy who communicates the world with just his eyes. He was used in a biomedical research laboratory before being retired to a Los Angeles refuge that unexpectedly shut in 2019. He is receiving care in the interim, but our #ChimpsInNeed emergency fundraiser is working hard to rehome Gordo and his group to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest as quickly as possible. If enough money is raised for the sanctuary to prepare for them, we can move ALL the remaining chimps this year! Plus, all donations are currently doubled right now thanks to an anonymous foundation. Learn more and help us help them at

Rejoining the Paris Agreement?

No, rejoining the Paris Agreement isn’t cause for celebration, nor is it actually doing anything but whitewashing our inaction on the climate. Yes, Trump was inarguably worse.

That’s no longer an excuse.

“If we rely only on the current climate commitments of the Paris Agreement, temperatures can be expected to rise to 3.2°C this century. Temperatures have already increased 1.1°C, leaving families, homes and communities devastated.”

A new documentary series produced in Israel

A new documentary series produced in Israel tells the story of the Iron Dome missile system, but as Kathryn Shihadah reports, it leaves out crucial details about how the weapon is used and who funded it. by Kathryn Shihadah