If people are just confused about climate, they can be reasoned with. The facts are convincing, to anyone who is willing to see. But nothing convinces hard core science deniers, as this 2009 episode from Wiley Miller’s comic strip Non Sequitur illustrates.
Martin Empson reviews Farmageddon, an important expose of the disastrous failings of the global food system that never quite gets to the bottom of why the agricultural system is like it is.
Berta Cáceres was a firm defender of small farmers and indigenous peoples’ rights and an inspiring social activist, both at regional and continental level, in defense of social and environmental justice, She was murdered in her home on March 3, by “unknown” gunmen.
Michael Roberts reviews John Smith’s Imperialism in the 21st Century. This “powerful and searing indictment of the exploitation of billions of people,” argues that “the huge low wage proletariat that has emerged in the last 30 years is the key to the profits of imperialism.”
Cuban scholar Olga Fernández Ríos at the launch of the Cuban edition of Michael Lebowitz’ book. “Its publication contributes positively to the defense of the socialist ideal and to the necessary contemporary debate around the construction of the new society.”
In “Economics After Capitalism: A Guide to the Ruins & a Road to the Future,” ecosocialist Derek Wall offers an insightful overview of non-orthodox economics, from Social Credit to Marxism to Elinor Ostrom.
“Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the causes and consequences of the Anthropocene, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis.”
We don’t need models or computer projections. As these graphics show, we already face a planetary emergency, and it is getting more serious every day.
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.
Reading for reds and greens: Michael Moore on Flint water; Bill McKibben and Robert Fanney on climate and the Zika virus; Richard Fidler on Venezuela; Martin Empson on jobs, climate, justice
To avoid challenging the fossil fuel profiteers, the Paris negotiators bet on untested and dangerous geoengineering technologies.