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Archive | April, 2013
On April 19, a truck delivering waste from a fracking operation in Greene County, Pennsylvania, was quarantined after being rejected by a hazardous waste landfill as too dangerous.
“When we speak about climate justice we are not speaking about something that’s going to be decided in the UN, but something we have to fight for, now, in our daily struggles.”
“A resounding success!” Participants report on a major step forward for anti-capitalist organizing in the environmental movement.
“We will not allow the capitalist system to burn us all. We will take action and address the root causes of climate change by changing the system.”
An anonymous whistleblower has provided evidence that BP was warned in advance about the safety risks of attempting to cover up its leaking oil.
In the world’s richest country, banks destroy good food while children go hungry
Video and text of talk to Toronto pipeline protest meeting, April 7, 2013
Line 9 protest organizers build community support for grassroots fight against local pollution, tar sands, and global warming
Green economy vs. climate justice; TransCanada’s west-east pipeline; FRSO on ecological justice; Green greenwash
Ken Loach suggests an appropriate send-off
“By resisting the Line 9 pipeline through Toronto, you are directly engaged in the fight t save our planet.”
The pipeline apologists contradict the laws of physics and economics. There are no more mixed messages, just catastrophe after catastrophe.
If present trends continue, by 2025 1.8 billion people will face absolute water scarcity, and almost almost half of the world’s people will face water stress.
Tamil translation of talk by Ian Angus
Imperialism and global warming; Northern Gateway; Neoliberalism and climate denial; Why Keystone matters; Propaganda, self-censorship and climate change
“The common ground that Idle No More and the NFU share is literal; our common ground is the land.”
For years, we’ve argued for a mass movement that goes beyond white middle class environmentalists and embraces working people, people of color and First Nations people. Now that such a movement is beginning to emerge, where it is to go?
Localism is incapable of displacing capitalism or even effectively challenging it because it fails to understand how capitalism works