Physicist and environmental activist Chris Williams talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the disasters that await our planet if nothing is done to stop global warming. He also has good news: the technology already exists to solve the problem. Williams is the author of a forthcoming book,Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis.
The largest welfare program in the US is the Earned Income Tax Credit. In this conversation, Maggie Starr and Joe Clement explain how it works and the politics behind it. It turns out it helps minimum wage employers more than the working poor. For help in claiming this credit, click here, or here.
This piece was written by Maggie Starr with help from Johanna Brenner.
Jobs are not coming back with the so-called "economic recovery" -- and will be a long time coming. If there's not encough work, why not spread it around? Clayton Morgareidge looks at some ways to do this.
Jeanette Walls' novel Half-Broke Horses is the story of a frontier woman, “a spirited heroine, fiercely outspoken against hypocrisy and prejudice, a rodeo rider and fearless breaker of horses, and a ruthless poker player.” Larry Bowlden reviews this "true-life novel". You can read more of Larry's reviews here.