A descent into barbarism is not a distant danger: for billions of people around the world, it is the present reality of life under capitalist “business as usual.”
Archive | August, 2012
Leaked documents show that soldiers, militants and mercenaries receive millions from Shell, while impoverished local residents are routinely killed, tortured or expelled.
Review: “This is a book that should be read by every Canadian. It should also be read widely everywhere else as the vast majority of us have no idea of the scale of tar sands destruction.”
Agro-ecology in Cuba … Stressed aquifers … Ethanol and capitalism … Chevron’s environmental racism
Video exposes Enbridge’s grossly misleading account of the route tankers will take if the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline is built
Scientists says this is the fifth or sixth worst drought ever recorded in the United States, affecting more area and more intense than any since 1956
According to the CEO of Enbridge, yes we do!
“We are determined to protect our way of life against the unique and grave threat posed by uranium mining and waste, today and for thousands of years to come.”
In the Philippines, on the front line of climate change, poor people and communities are demonstrating powerful solidarity, while politicians promote their careers and corporations worry only about profits
Despite having the world’s strongest environmental laws, China faces huge increases in air and water pollution, driven by profit-focused industrial growth.
“The Malthus Myth” and “What’s causing the environmental crisis” now online in French
Ogoni protest oil inaction … Carbon trading increases emissions … Canada’s fraudulent emissions claims … Murray Bookchin … Capitalism’s final frontier
A new report from Ottawa claims Canada is reducing emissions, but there is much less here than meets the eye. The feds have lowered their targets and changed the reporting rules, and are claiming credit for changes that haven’t been made.
Massive flooding devastates Manila slums .Another painful reminder that the pain caused by climate change is being felt most by the poor and most oppressed.
The leading U.S. climate expert says recent extreme weather events were definitely caused by climate change — and such events will become even more frequent and more severe.
Meeting in Bangkok, August 31 to plan action. We need to act and act swiftly. We need regain our momentum and defeat the system by targeting the source. We need to unify our struggles to succeed in our fight for our future.
Hundreds from across North America gather in Alberta to raise awareness. Delegations from British Columbia and Ontario join to show growing concern and resolve against tar sands infrastructure projects across Canada.
A continent-wide drought is devastating crop production in North America, contributing to a global food crisis that is manufactured by the laws of capitalism, not the laws of nature.
Edward Galeano on solidarity …
Direct action and public solidarity have forced the Quebec government and a major lumber company to stop illegal logging the lands of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake