The southward expansion of the Sahara has devastating socio-economic impacts for those living in its path. As desertification intensifies conflicts are likely to increase across West Africa.
Archive | July, 2012
“Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.” -Bertrand Russell
Part of the price one pays for being an editor is having to read occasional letters from crackpots.
Responses to Bill McKibbon; Canadian mining corps vs. Mexico; West in flames; Oil abundance hoax; Enbridge’s many spills
Hydraulic fracturing, sure, it’s making you a buck, While the rest of us get sick and die and you just say “tough luck.”
Contrary to Australian government claims, the proposed food plan is a recipe for increasing vulnerability, lack of resilience and heightened inequality in our food system.
Gas or bitumen or … (oops!)
McKibben is right to point to the fossil fuel industry as an enemy, but his argument is both too narrow and too broad. He ignores the role of the U.S. military, and fails to focus his fire on the dirtiest fuels.
Baba Jan and Iftikhar Hussain are being held and tortured by Pakistan police, for the crime of aiding flood-stricken farmers. Your solidarity with these brave political prisoners of the global climate change crisis is urgently needed now.
Participants in the July 2012 national conference of the Australian youth organization Resistance explain what socialism means to them
The executive director of Food & Water Watch says advocates of the ‘green economy’ are promoting the same old dirty economy under a new banner
Essential reading on Indigenous Peoples’ front-line struggles for the defense of Mother Earth
Journalist Laura Kaminker posts an independent summary of our arguments against populationism
Program for the crisis in Europe; Global warming’s terrifying math; History of Canadian pipeline spills; Ecosocialist worldview
How Canada’s Environment Minister earns his $230,000 salary
Overpopulation ideology undermined the environmental movement in the 1970s, diverting social protest into harmless channels. To prevent a similar setback today, we must understand populationism’s conservative role, and why it is attractive to a growing number of green activists.
A brilliant new science fiction novel explores the social consequences of introducing a technological fix for hunger into a world where profit makes the rules.
By greenwashing the occupation, Israel hides its apartheid behind an environmentalist mirage, and distracts public attention not only from its brutal oppression of the Palestinian people, but from its large-scale degradation of the earth upon which these tragedies unfold.
While the world’s governments refused to act, 50,000 thousands trade unionists, rural workers, landless peasants and indigenous peoples demonstrated outside. They are the real hope for a mass anti-capitalist movement movement to stop environmental disaster.
A Marxist science fiction writer on how we feel about the art we like or dislike, and how that relates to politics