Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
“When you are a hereditary chief leader you have responsibilities to your clan and you have to consult. They didn’t do that. Everything was a big secret up till now. At the end of the day, they are crawling into bed with Enbridge.”
Canada’s carbon emissions cannot be stabilized using plans that are acceptable to the capitalist classes and their interest in endless accumulation. An ambitious vision of ecosocialist alternatives must connect restructuring of work to wider social transformations.
Canadian activists are finding ways to use the Liberal government’s highly restrictive ‘consultation’ process to demand real action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stop pipeline projects.
The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the NDP.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has acknowledged shocking details about the violence of Canada’s near past. Deepening poverty and inequality are a scar on the country’s present. And Canada’s record on climate change is a crime against humanity’s future.
Call for energy justice … 2015 is hotter than you think … Islamic climate change declaration … Against Deep Green Resistance … Anthropocene book review … Exporting crude oil … Racism and ‘speciesism’ … Climate change in Canadian election
Canada’s political police serve the oil industry, citing lobbyists and rightist demagogues to slander environmental activists as potential terrorists.
The fall in oil prices exposes the absurdity of tar sands economics and the need for green job alternatives to both the economic and the climate crisis.
B.C. ecosocialists appeal for a cross-Canada labour climate caucus to campaign against climate catastrophe and growing threats to community safety
Quebec vs tar sands; Systemic roots of ebola; Class interests in economics; SPGB vs ecosocialism; Naomi Klein and extractivism; Trends in Third world debt
Book Review: Why opposition to the Alberta Tar Sands is central to the climate justice movement … and how this campaign is transforming activism itself
Extreme weather and rising oceans, driven by rich country emissions, threaten to destroy Bangladesh’s remarkable social gains.
The Harper government is closing libraries, trashing documents and firing thousands of scientists — while handing out billions to oil companies
An ecosocialist passes …
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
Industry-funded research at one of Canada’s largest universities has been used to cover up the overwhelming scientific evidence that asbestos is deadly
Canada’s prime minister won’t stop until the tar sands are completely mined and burned
Ian Angus: “Piping tar sands crude over an aquifer rated ‘Highly Vulnerable’ is a reckless plan that threatens the water we all need.”
Why no one should believe Deloitte’s report on the latest tar sands pipeline plan