Ian Angus reviews ‘Recovering Bookchin’ — An important book on the anarchist environmentalist that redeems his reputation and provides an invaluable overview of the political project he called social ecology.
Archive | October, 2013
Oil giant Chevron is using its colossal wealth to destroy anyone who dares speak out against its destruction of people and land in Ecuador.
Why the fight against ‘hydraulic fracturing’ for natural gas has become a key focus of environmental protests in Britain
U.S. pipeline regulators are like the college student who does his research at frat parties rather than in the library.
Cops attack fracking protest; Texas activists fight big oil; Capitalism vs. earth; Incineration blocks zero waste; Forest offset scammers
Setting the record straight: pipelines spill much more crude oil than rail cars.
Industry-funded research at one of Canada’s largest universities has been used to cover up the overwhelming scientific evidence that asbestos is deadly
Carcinogens banned in restaurants and bars are encouraged in tar sands
Marine scientists say the health of the oceans is in crisis. A ‘deadly trio’ of emission impacts may have already initiated a mass extinction event, a mass die-off of species and catastrophic loss of biodiversity.
An antidote to obfuscation
Green Left activist Sean Thompson says ecosocialists should leave the rightward-moving Green Party, and join the effort to build a new political party of the left in Britain.
Video from Ecosocialism 2013: Ideas for action, held in Manchester, UK, on October 15, 2013
Interview: How laborers, sharecroppers, and tenant farmers have united to block construction of the giant El Quimbo Dam, a multinational project that would destroy the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of peasant families in southern Colombia.
Artificial demand for biofuels is undermining the right to food, causing significant increases in food insecurity, malnutrition, and land-grabbing. European and North American governments must end policies that undermine food by promoting biofuels
Should radical environmentalists focus on national campaigns, or on local community actions, or both? Sasha Ross of EarthFirst! replies to Chris Williams’ article on Strategy and Tactics in Environmental Movement, and Chris Williams responds. Join the discussion …
The epochal crisis; IPCC climate report; Moving tar sands oil; Making agriculture sustainable; The austerity frame
The co-author of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism makes the case for radical social and economic change as the only to stop the drive towards planetary destruction
TransCanada’s massive pipeline scheme is being challenged from First Nations, provincial and municipal governments, environmental and grassroots groups, and even from other pipeline companies. Together, these forces can stop the latest plan to spread dirty tar sands oil across Canada and around the world.