One month after Hurricane Maria: ‘We need an adequately funded program of economic reconstruction (including the transition to renewable energy), the powers to carry it out and a true process of political self-determination.’
To expect Puerto Rico to rebuild from this unnatural disaster while at the same time bailing out Wall Street financiers is to condemn its residents to a permanent state of crushing hardship and impoverishment.
“The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production—in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation—essential as they are, make people sick and die.”
Susan George: We are faced with determined adversaries who care nothing about human rights or climate change. They only want a world in which they can make endless amounts of money using all available resources, no matter what the costs to nature and to human life.
Food sovereignty offers a strategy for social mobilization that confronts rural disintegration while addressing environmental crises.
“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.
In Nigeria, oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta, but those who flee are not protected by the Geneva Convention on Refugees.
Ashley Dawson: ‘Today’s mass extinction crisis is one of the clearest indications we have of the fundamental irrationality and destructiveness of the capitalist system.’
Janet Biehl’s engrossing biography shows that Bookchin, an unlikely social theorist and radical philosopher, produced an important body of work of lasting significance.
An important new paper challenges prevalent conceptions of the Dust Bowl, in which colonial and racial-domination aspects of the crisis are invisible, and affirms the necessity of deeper conceptions of environmental (in)justice.
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.
The coastal and island nations of the Asia-Pacific have contributed the least to global climate change, but suffer the most from climate breakdown and disaster capitalism
Liam Young examines the causes of environmental damage in Scotland and the impact communities can have when they take control of their own resources.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, despite billions of dollars in ‘aid,’ the poor and people of color are still paying the price
Forget the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ The real cause of environmental crises is a system that commodifies nature and values profit above life itself
Book Review: Peter Linebaugh documents the struggle for the commons, from medieval times to today, replete with tales of heroic resistance and murderous repression
A global land grab primer …High incomes and climate change … Inequality and social conflict … 9 million tons of plastic enter our oceans this year … Geoengineering Monitor … Urban housing is an ecosocialist issue
The U.S. military is the world’s biggest and most destructive polluter. Stopping the war machine is an essential part of saving the earth.
Four decades after the U.S. military fled Vietnam, millions of children and adults still suffer the devastating effects of its deliberately ecocidal assault