The catastrophe at Lac-Mégantic is not an isolated or technical problem. It poses the need for social mobilisation aimed at ecological transition and liberation from unscrupulous big business and its accomplices in the Canadian State.
“With agroecology we can produce enough food to feed the world, but if the inequalities and structural forces that cause hunger are not resolved, then hunger will continue, whether or not we produce enough.”
The Lac-Mégantic disaster shows once again that capitalists are self-interested, uncaring, anti-social actors, not worthy of presumptions in their favor.
A deep green program for saving the world and building better lives: Reduce working hours and ensure that everyone has enough work while no one is overworked, while building safer and healthier communities.
We are fighting for our rights, against neo-liberalism and patriarchy, for food sovereignty with gender justice
Two articles identify the root cause of Canada’s worst train disaster: a system that always puts profit before people.
Quebec activists: Local tragedies, such as the one in Lac Megantic, must not distract from the global tragedy which threatens us all.
Ian Angus: “It’s not enough to say that socialism is the solution. In the 21st century, fighting capitalist ecocide must be at the heart of our vision, our program and our activity.”
Brazilian socialist leader Tárzia Medeiros: Ecosocialist and feminist struggles overlap and stand as the great reference point for our defence of common goods in our country and our continent.
Chris Williams: The president’s timid and grudging response to the global emergency shows the need to build a more powerful independent environmental movement
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.
Under the guise of women’s rights, billionaires are promoting population control in sub-Saharan Africa
Nicholas Davenport: Socialists must go beyond talking about the ecological crisis, and fully integrate it into our analysis of capitalism and the potential for revolution.
Phil Gasper: It’s a myth that Marx and Engels ignored environmental concerns. Their work was rooted in an ecological vision that can educate and inspire today’s activists
Don Fitz: To ensure fairness and sustainability, an ecosocialist society will have to ration scarce resources. The real question is, what should be rationed, and how?
Federico Fuentes: The government of Latin America’s poorest country is taking natural resources out of the hands of multinationals, and using that wealth to fight poverty
It’s the biggest crime in history. Big Oil is deliberately making Earth uninhabitable, and getting rich doing it.
Driven from their farms by climate change, brickworkers near luxurious Kathmandu are dying slowly in an air pollution disaster zone
Energy is far too important to our future to be left in the hands of corporate directors and investment bankers.