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Archive | March, 2012
[Quotes and Insights #28] “The continuation of hunger in the modern world is not the result of an intractable problem thwarting our best efforts to feed people. Rather, agriculture in the capitalist world is directly concerned with profit and only indirectly with feeding people. “Similarly, the organization of health care is directly an economic enterprise […]
[Quotes and Insights #27] Since there is no way to increase the capacity of the environment to bear the burdens placed on it, it follows that the adjustment must come entirely from the other side of the equation. And since the disequilibrium has already reached dangerous proportions, it also follows that what is essential for […]
Terry Eagleton. Why Marx Was Right. Yale University Press, 2011 reviewed by Dave Kellaway International Viewpoint “So you’re for the revolutionary Marxist overthrow of parliamentary democracy then.” This was the question flung by presenter Andrew Neil in a discussion on the BBC’s Daily Politics Show at Right to Work campaigner and SWP member Michael Bradley […]
[Quotes and Insights #26] by Dave Riley Die Massnahme (The Measures Taken or The Decision) was the first of Bertolt Brecht’s “learning” plays. It is a heavily didactic perhaps — even a tres propagandistic (egads!) and shocking — but is nonetheless beautifully conceived and written with music by Hans Eisler. It premièred at the Berlin Schauspielhaus […]
Executive Summary of Fracking: The new global water crisis, published March 9, 2012 by Food and Water Watch Within the past decade, technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have enabled the oil and gas industry to extract large quantities of oil and natural gas from shale formations in the United States. However, […]
Video: Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Book Review: Pierre-Louis hasn’t just done her research, she has organized and presented it very well, making a convincing case that green shopping cannot save the planet: that alone makes it a valuable resource for green activists. Pierre-Louis’s critique of green consumerism is powerful and effective, but is the alternative she offers credible?
[Quotes and Insights #25] A persistent myth holds that Marx and Engels had unlimited faith in humanity’s ability to conquer nature and create ever more abundance — and no interest in sustainability or ecology. The myth falls apart when we examine what they actually wrote. “Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of […]
This trend is now a major driver of land grabbing globally, and poses a significant threat to the world’s indigenous communities, farmers and local food production systems, as well as to precious water, forests, biodiversity, critical ecosystems and climate change.