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.
A three-week discussion of ‘The World in 2050: Imagining and Creating Just Climate Futures’ has begun on a computer screen near you.
“The pace and scale of ecological degradation we confront today is unfathomable without understanding the legacy and persistent realities of ecological imperialism.”
Under capitalism, everything is a business opportunity. Disasters are not viewed by business leaders as problems to be solved, they are seen as circumstances of which they must take advantage.
Conservative AFL-CIO leaders support the Dakota Access pipeline, oppose the Standing Rock Sioux campaign to protect land, people and water.
Video: Democracy Now! reports from protests against pipeline that would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield
Climate justice activists have not yet found a path to transformational change. That can only emerge from the experiences of all working people here and worldwide, present and past.
Worst drought in 35 years causes crop failures, widespread malnutrition in 10 countries. More than 640,000 drought-related livestock deaths have been reported due to lack of pasture, lack of water and disease outbreaks.
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.
“In the opening pages, I immediately recognized that here was an author who actually gets what the ‘Anthropocene’ entails both in terms of the physical science and the political economy of our times and conveys this in such a readable and accessible style.”
“I wrote this poem after I read about people in Pakistan digging mass graves in advance of the forecast heatwave, so as to not be caught unprepared, as they were last year.” — Kamala Emanuel
Industrial agriculture is grounded in the use of fossil fuel and high energy consumption. Campesino agriculture with an agro-ecological basis is the only force capable of achieving food sovereignty and responding to climate change.
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.
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.
“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.
By focusing on veganism to the exclusion of all else, Cowspiracy implies that anyone who eats meat isn’t a ‘proper’ environmentalist. This is deeply offensive and elitist, and it harms the movement we need to build.
Patrick Bond: Supporters of the climate deal reached at the Paris Conference of Polluters are endorsing a plan that will kill millions
Oscar Reyes: Hailed as a breakthrough and the beginning of a new world, the COP21 Agreement is long on rhetoric and short on action.
Michael Lebowitz: “The tragedy of our commons is that our finite world is being destroyed by the relentless drive for profit, by the system we must name—capitalism.”
In ‘This Changes Everything,’ Naomi Klein shows that industry interests are opposed to those of ordinary people, a point climate activists have had trouble communicating and been reluctant to embrace