Daily Archives: May 28, 2018

Why Elon Musk Can’t Save Humanity

by Laura Brown

Though his fan base sees him as a superstar entrepreneur, Musk’s pessimistic worldview reflects capitalism’s historical impasse.

With over 2.3 million live viewers, the recent launch of a SpaceX rocket became YouTube’s second-most-viewed live stream ever. The Falcon Heavy is the world’s most powerful commercial rocket, with the ability to place 68.3 metric tons in low Earth orbit. A SpaceX innovation that allows the rocket’s boosters to fly back to Earth for reuse has reduced the cost per launch to around $90 million a pop—just a fraction of the competitors’ prices. The spectacle has sparked new excitement for space exploration, along with a wave of publicity for the billionaire CEO of the company, Elon Musk.

Ukraine | Antifaschistische Solidarität Mit der Antifaschistischen Karawane im Donbass

Von Renate Koppe

Anfang Mai besuchte die von der italienischen Band Banda Bassotti initiierte antifaschistische Karawane zum vierten Mal den Donbass. Jedes Jahr fahren etwa 50 Teilnehmer aus verschiedenen Ländern in den Donbass, diesmal waren sie aus Italien, Spanien, Irland, Russland, Deutschland, Mexiko, Portugal und weiteren Ländern, darunter auch zwei Mitglieder der DKP.

Ireland | Victory as Ireland votes to repeal the 8th amendment

by Elly Badcock

As the results from the referendum in Ireland come in, it looks as though the Irish people have voted overwhelmingly to repeal draconian anti-abortion laws, Elly Badcock reports

In a historic moment for women’s rights, exit polls suggest that Ireland has voted to repeal an outdated, inhumane and misogynistic law which forced women to continue with pregnancies against their will or travel to the UK in shame and secrecy for an abortion.