Chris Hedges on the implosion of capitalism: The quest by a bankrupt elite in the final days of empire to accumulate greater and greater wealth, as Karl Marx observed, is modern society’s version of primitive fetishism. It leads to mounting repression, increased human suffering, a collapse of infrastructure and, finally, collective death.
The largest anti-fracking demonstration yet confronted the state government in Sydney, Australia, on May 1. As many as 10,000 rural and urban activists marched to protect land and water from the Coal Seam Gas exploiters.
The UN and the World Bank say that REDD will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by rewarding forest owners in the South for not cutting down trees. This new animated film shows that the reality is very different.
The recent Alberta election was a welcome setback for bigots and climate change deniers, but big oil won anyway. Once again, there is a majority government that is absolutely committed to a massive increase in the exploitation of the tar sands.
The Trade Union Group of the UK Campaign against Climate Change is organising a Climate Jobs Caravan in England and Scotland in May. This inspiring video sets out the caravan’s message.
In an Indian village ravaged by climate change, some small farmers are prospering by returning to traditional farming methods such as mixed cropping, the use of organic fertilisers and trusted seed varieties.
Neither party — the climate deniers or the climate pretenders — proposes effective action against greenhouse gas emissions. Both promote more coal. To see why, just follow the money.
Shell admits spilling 260,000 litres of oil in Bodo, Nigeria, in 2008, but independent experts say it was at least 7.8 million litres, and possibly over 49 million. After three years, Shell has not cleaned up the oil or paid compensation.
Ian Angus reviews Dave Foreman’s new book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife. It’s a compendium of every anti-human (and especially anti-immigrant) argument you’ll ever hear from a self-proclaimed conservationist.
When you invoke the language of “overpopulation,” of “too many people,” of “can’t feed ’em, don’t breed em,” you promote programs that profoundly harm women of color, poor women, indigenous women, and women in the global south.
A devastating indictment of the oil and drilling industry, and of the politicians and political appointees who failed to protect the people and environment of the Gulf. An invaluable resource for activists challenging the pro-oil policies of both major U.S. political parties.