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Life is Ever-Changing

Life is ever-changing. I’m in the midst of one of the biggest transition periods right now, hence the lack of a column in the past two weeks. I recently became an adult, got my first job, went through a breakup with somebody I consider closer to me than anybody in the world (not just in experiences but in ideology too), and am going through the college orientation process as well — while most of my friends are going to completely different colleges.

The thing about such monumental shifts is that they’re much like their tectonic counterparts. The earth will quake, shaking foundations, making you question why they are built the way they are.

 

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Why Capitalism is Anathema to Environmentalism

The dissolution of capitalism is a matter of incredible urgency because beyond the relative moral ills, there is an absolute ecological crime that is being perpetrated by this system of endless, thoughtless, careless consumption.

I’m not going to expound too much on the various ways such as deforestation that capitalism and free markets lead without fail to climate change and environmental destruction. I’ll leave the environment talk to the environmentalists.

What I’m here to talk about is why. 

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The Shifting Earth Beneath Clinton

This week’s column was originally slated to be a reflection upon the interactions of capitalism, consumption, and climate change. However, recent events have proven this to be a week where there are two very pressing issues in the presidential race. The first is the current state of Hillary’s campaign, and the second is the question of an upcoming debate before California — both of which have had massive and potentially game-changing developments in the last week.

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The DNC's Dangerous Dice Game

With the convention drawing ever nearer, the DNC is playing a very risky game. Clinton is the seeming shoo-in for the democratic nomination, but this begs the question: is her candidacy really viable in the general election?

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The Movement Starts Here

Hey everyone, my name is Kolt Day. Recently, my article/essay “Money, the God” was published on The Activist. I'm excited to announce that since then, in coöperation with Sean Bailey and The Activist, I've been given the fantastic opportunity to write a weekly column to be titled “The Movement Starts Here”.

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From Sanders to the Grassroots

August 05, 2016 · $150.00 USD
National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chasve, MD

From Sanders to the Grassroots

"From Sanders to the Grassroots: Continuing the Political Revolution Among the Student Left" is a unique conference bringing together the Young Democratic Socialists and the College Students for Bernie. With millennials more open to democratic socialism than any other youth generation, these two groups are collaborating to best unite new progressive energy growing on campuses. Learn more here on the conference page of "From Sanders to the Grassroots."

 

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