Ian Angus and Simon Butler reply to a critic who says their opposition to population control puts them in the anti-environment, pro-corporate camp.
“Socialism, this is the direction, this is the path to save the planet, I don’t have the least doubt. Capitalism is the road to hell, to the destruction of the world.”
Video: Panel discussion in Washington, before the February 17 mass demonstration against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Let’s bury the myth: there never has been, is not, and never will be a capitalist free market economy
Exclusive video footage shot by the Texas blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance.
Book excerpt: “A stark choice faces humanity: save the planet and ditch capitalism or save capitalism and ditch the planet”
The food system is a tool for corporate profits, but it can also be an entry point for recognition of food access as a human right
The supposed conflict between environmentalism and Marxism is actually a clash between both of those and a workerist or productivist distortion of what Marx really wrote
Video coverage from Democracy Now, Plus: Most Canadian media try to downplay the largest U.S. climate march ever
A reply to critics of “Time to scrap the ETS.” Getting rid of Europe’s emissions trading scheme will let us move towards climate policy that works
A defining feature of politics today is the refusal of the capitalist class and its political representatives to confront the global climate crisis.
Europe’s experience shows emissions trading is a disaster: it doesn’t reduce greenhouse gases, subsidizes the worst polluters, and locks in the fossil fuel economy.
“Green capitalism” is an oxymoron, because ecological destruction is built into the nature and logic of our present system of production and distribution.
Maude Barlow: “A healthy planet can only thrive in a healthy democracy. Any solution to one crisis must be a solution for both.”
A good starting point would be to learn to ‘fail better.’ There are no predetermined solutions and we have to be open to the possibility of being wrong.
The business press slams the lifestyles of Indigenous leaders … and lavishes sycophantic praise on the obscenely super-rich.
Science says that climate change ‘tipping points’ are coming fast. With pessimism of the intellect growing ever more intense, how can we avoid despair and unite in an effective movement based on optimism of the will?
The view that climate change caused the collapse of past civilizations is ideology, not science. Applied to the present, it can undermine movements against the real enemies of nature and humanity.
Fighting for the measures necessary to avert catastrophic climate change needs to be at the centre of socialist thinking and action.
“Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother Earth”