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Articles by: Howie Hawkins

Workers Need More Rights and Economic Democracy

Workers Need More Rights and Economic Democracy

As someone who has been a union member since I was a Marine with the American Servicemen’s Union until I retired last year as a Teamster as well as a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, I have lived the reality of mistreatment of workers in the United States. It is good to see labor rising with teacher[Read More…]

On Day One, the Next President Should Declare A Climate Emergency

On Day One, the Next President Should Declare A Climate Emergency

The next president should declare a Climate Emergency, which will give the president powers to act rapidly and decisively to confront the climate crisis. The president should also create a cabinet-level Office of Climate Mobilization for the coordination of all federal agencies in mobilizing the nation’s resources to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.[Read More…]

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Howie Hawkins: ‘The US Culture Of Violence Is Reaping What It Has Sown’

Howie Hawkins: ‘The US Culture Of Violence Is Reaping What It Has Sown’

The US is in the midst of an epidemic of mass killings. In the 215 days so far this year, the US has seen 252 mass shootings – an average of more than one a day. The reasons why this is happening are pretty obvious: too many guns, inadequate gun laws, a culture of militarism that glorifies violence, misogyny, and[Read More…]

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Nuclear Disarmament Should Be a Top 2020 Campaign Issue But Is Being Ignored

Nuclear Disarmament Should Be a Top 2020 Campaign Issue But Is Being Ignored

Two years ago on July 7, 2017, 122 nations approved the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of NuclearWeapons (TPNW). The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for spearheading this achievement. Few Americans are aware of it and none of the major presidential candidates are informing us. None of the nuclear[Read More…]

Juneteenth 2019: The US Must Repair Historic And Current Racism

Juneteenth 2019: The US Must Repair Historic And Current Racism

On this Juneteenth, we must confront the impacts of racism dating back to the founding of the United States with the slave trade of Black people brought from Africa, Jim Crow segregation, and policies that continue to this day that cause wealth inequality, disinvestment in Black communities, police violence, mass incarceration, and white nationalist violence. A pre-eminent African historian, Basil[Read More…]

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Howie Hawkins -Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal

Howie Hawkins -Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal

As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive. Environmental scientists have developed the concept of Planetary Boundaries to identify Earth system processes that human activity is disrupting. They[Read More…]