World Bank and G20 megaprojects provide cheap power to giant corporations, bypassing the poor.
Archive | June, 2012
Until rich countries are held to account for the economic and environmental crimes they have committed, no foreign leftist has a right to denounce the Ecuadorean government led by Rafael Correa for using the country’s natural wealth to meet its peoples’ needs.
Che Guevara, 1960: When asked whether or not we are Marxists, our position is the same as that of a physicist, when asked if he is a “Newtonian” or of a biologist when asked if he is a “Pasteurian.”
Declaration of the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+. “Under the Green Economy, even the rain, the beauty of a waterfall or a honey bee’s pollen will be reduced to a barcode price tag and sold to the highest bidder.”
On the eve of the Rio+20 UN Conference, community resistance calls attention to Brazilian government’s unsustainable energy policy
WWF and Greenpeace think the European Union’s failed Emissions Trading System can be repaired. That would be fixing the unfixable.
I like the redesigned Climate & Capitalism a lot, but it has had one drawback. It’s great for publishing essays, news and statements, but …
Bill Blackwater: Some environmentalists hope to save the planet with state spending on green projects. But if their proposals succeed economically they will harm the environment, and if they are environmentally sound they will fail economically.
How could socialists not love a book called How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth? Unfortunately, although it is better than most recent books on ecological and social problems, its explanations don’t hold water, and the solutions it proposes are just wishful thinking.
Norman Matchewan of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake has been acquitted of charges related to a 2009 blockade protecting his people’s territory from illegal logging. Representatives of the logging company and the Quebec government were exposed on the stand as liars
These are the 25 most-read articles in Climate and Capitalism, in the three months since we launched our new website in cooperation with Monthly Review.
Baba Jan and his comrades remain in prison for the crime of supporting the victims of devastating floods. They have been tortured and their lives are in danger. Supporters are calling for a week of international solidarity with these socialist activists, June 20-27.
Humanity is at the edge of a cliff. Instead of recognizing that nature is our home and that we must respect the rights of all members of Earth’s community, transnational corporations are promoting more capitalism under the misleadingname of “green economy.”
La Via Campesina position paper: We oppose the commercialization of the earth, our territories, water, seeds, food, nature, and human life. We repudiate and denounce the green economy as a new mask to hide increasing levels of corporate greed and food imperialism
The Sierra Club has released The Dirtiest Oil on Earth, an animation on the dangers of tar sands crude and pipelines transporting the world’s dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada, through the U.S.
Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money has been spent forcibly sterilizing Indian women. Many have died being mistreated, causing outrage from those who suspect Britain simply wants to curb the country’s population for ulterior motives.
New Zealand socialist argues: The left organizations born out of the sixties made great contributions, but they are no longer capable of taking Marxism forward today, in the terminal phase of capitalist development. For that, we need an Ecosocialist Network.
The worst environmental problems can’t possibly be solved by individual consumer choices. Collective problems require collective solutions
The official meetings in Rio will avoid concrete action … but outside those sessions, this is an important opportunity to forge essential unity between the left and serious environmentalists.
“The most anti-environmental government that we’ve ever had, and one of the most anti-environmental governments in the world”