Our continuing and highly selective listing of current articles, reports and books for green lefts and left greens.
Thomas Sankara: Revolution and the emancipation of women
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
“Sankara was somewhat unique as a revolutionary leader — and particularly as a president — in attributing the success of the revolution to the obtainment of gender equality. Sankara said, ‘The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph.'”
It Just Gets Worse: NTSB’s Final Flaying of Enbridge
“A deficient safety culture. Inadequate training. Insufficient pipeline checks for defects. And an ineffective spill response. Those are just a few of the damning findings contained in the final report of the National Transportation Safety Board on Enbridge’s massive 2010 bitumen spill in Michigan. …
“The NTSB summary report not only found Enbridge’s pipeline rupture in Michigan totally preventable but also lambasted Enbridge for its “culture of deviance” on pipeline safety. It also criticized weak regulators.”
Climate change and the soothing message of luke-warmism
“We are familiar with the tactics, arguments, and personnel of the denial industry. Yet there is a perhaps more insidious and influential line of argument that is preventing the world from responding to the warnings of climate science.
“‘Luke-warmists’ may be defined as those who appear to accept the body of climate science but interpret it in a way that is least threatening: emphasising uncertainties, playing down dangers, and advocating a slow and cautious response.”
Nuclear foxes guarding the nuclear hen houses
“The conclusion of a report of a Japanese parliamentary panel that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was rooted in government-industry ‘collusion’ and thus was ‘man-made’ is mirrored throughout the world. The ‘regulatory capture’ cited by the panel is the pattern among nuclear agencies right up to the International Atomic Energy Agency.”