Ecosocialist resources, 70

green socialistEcosocialist Resources, published at irregular intervals in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission and goals. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) the item says. If you read or write an article that might be appropriate for this column, please post your suggestion in the Climate and Capitalism Facebook group.

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The global land grab: A primer  (pdf)
A concise guide to the global phenomenon of land grabbing. How it is justified, what is driving it, why transparency and guidelines won’t stop it, and alternatives that could enable people and communities to regain control of their land and territories.
Transnational Institute

Rewarding with a licence to commit ecocide: High incomes and climate change (pdf)
The connection between high incomes and high emissions means that people are rewarded with a licence to do harm making a disproportionately large contribution to climate change. To rectify this preposterous state of affairs one could consider changing the whole reward system.
Olli Tammilehto
Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

Inequality: A matter of conflict?
Social inequality is caused, not by any technical developments nor by agreement that it is just or because the people wanted it, but because it directly serves the interests of the 1 percent who have the power to impose it.
Peter Marcuse
Inequality.org

9 million tons of plastic waste in our oceans in 2015
A new study calculates that about 8 million tons of plastic waste entered the world’s oceans in 2010, equal to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. The trash could increase more than tenfold in the next decade.
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Earth Island Journal

Bookmark this: Geoengineering Monitor
New website aims to be a timely source for information and critical perspectives on climate engineering, to serve as a resource for people around the world who are opposing climate geoengineering and fighting to address the root causes of climate change.
Geoengineering Monitor
Editor: Dru Ola Jay

Urban housing is an ecosocialist issue
To improve quality of life, to reduce social inequality and make life richer and more affordable for working people, the affordable as well as the green solution is centralization and intensification combined with much better public transport.
Daphne Lawless
Fightback (New Zealand)

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