Fred Magdoff reviews a new book in which Australian activists explain what’s wrong with corporate profit-centred agriculture and propose a manifesto for a people-centred alternative.
For these politicians, it’s a matter of political principle: Earth’s ability to support life must be undermined as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
“We need an internationalist perspective of climate justice that recognizes that we are all a part of the global ecosystem. We can only resolve climate change by achieving climate justice. None of us are free, until we are all free.”
Climate change and extreme weather events are not devastating a random selection of human beings from all walks of life. There are no billionaires among the dead, no corporate executives living in shelters, no stockbrokers watching their children die of malnutrition.
C&C will be taking a break while Ian Angus speaks at ecosocialist meetings in seven Australian cities, and launches his new book at the Socialism for the 21st Century conference in Sydney.
“There are too many coal barons, too many oil tycoons, too many politicians who are completely tied to the fossil fuel industry, too many vested interests that don’t want change.” Radio Adelaide interviews Simon Butler.
Large corporations get away with ecocidal behaviour by obscuring the link between endless economic growth and environmental destruction
Australian anti-fracking activist calls for ‘movement of movements’ around concrete demands in November 29 People’s Climate Marches
Australia’s coal industry is propped up by huge government subsidies, despite the downturn in the global coal trade and a divestment campaign.
Socialists can’t just criticize neoliberal and liberal responses. We must actively support and build the movements that are confronting the climate crisis
Green Bans, Red Union: How a militant union and green activists united to stop anti-environmental development in Australia
As continents burn and extreme weather accelerates, three of the world’s richest countries are leading the fight to do nothing about greenhouse gas emissions
If we are not talking about massive public investments in green technology and social services then we are not really talking about responding to the climate emergency.
Populationist groups are trying to split Australian environmentalism with a coordinated anti-immigrant campaign
Are Marx’s views on ecology relevant to today’s environmental crises?
Simon Butler: “We cannot deal with climate change through crisis-prone markets that subsidise dirty energy firms.”
Socialist candidate: We cannot solve the global climate emergency as long as mining, energy and banking remain in the hands of the billionaires and their corporations.
Energy is far too important to our future to be left in the hands of corporate directors and investment bankers.
If Marxism is to live up to its own maxim as a theory to not merely interpret the world but to change it, then it must include strong ecological theory and practice.
My friend Kamala Emanuel, a member of the Socialist Alliance in Perth, on Australia’s west coast, posted this on Facebook. It’s brilliant.