There’s no shortage of food, no shortage of wealth to solve social crises. The problem is a system that enriches a few and starves multitudes.
Update on the Réseau écosocialiste, and a translation of its founding statement. “Ecosocialism advocates the distribution of wealth, ecological and democratic planning, and popular sovereignty.”
It isn’t enough to replace capitalism’s destructive social and economic relations. We must develop new ways of thinking about humanity and nature.
Disparate struggles in desperate times: how workers and farmers in Spain, New York and Greece are challenging neoliberal austerity
Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming. An important new book argues that the dangers far outweigh any benefits.
Needed: thousands of union members in their union hats and coats and shirts, banners and flags flying, at every demonstration to save the climate
“When we speak about climate justice we are not speaking about something that’s going to be decided in the UN, but something we have to fight for, now, in our daily struggles.”
“A resounding success!” Participants report on a major step forward for anti-capitalist organizing in the environmental movement.
“We will not allow the capitalist system to burn us all. We will take action and address the root causes of climate change by changing the system.”
Video and text of talk to Toronto pipeline protest meeting, April 7, 2013
Line 9 protest organizers build community support for grassroots fight against local pollution, tar sands, and global warming
The pipeline apologists contradict the laws of physics and economics. There are no more mixed messages, just catastrophe after catastrophe.
If present trends continue, by 2025 1.8 billion people will face absolute water scarcity, and almost almost half of the world’s people will face water stress.
“The common ground that Idle No More and the NFU share is literal; our common ground is the land.”
World Social Forum participants urge broad unity in a global campaign to stave off catastrophic climate change
Ian Angus responds to a new book that says campaigns against environmental crises promote apathy and strengthen the right.
We are in a fight for the survival of all humanity. To change the system we need to recover our ability to dream.
Don Fitz: “Rather than being dismissive toward ongoing struggles against growth, socialists should enthusiastically participate and point to their anti-capitalist essence.”
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.
The formation of the Réseau écosocialiste, an achievement for Québec solidaire, is part of the process of unifying the political left in Quebec