Ecosocialist resources, 55

Ecosocialist Resources is published at irregular intervals in Climate & Capitalism. It features links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission and goals. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) the item says. If you read or write an article that might be appropriate for this column, please post your suggestion in the Climate and Capitalism Facebook group.


The invisible casualty of war: The environmental destruction of U.S. militarism
Examining the toxic legacy of U.S. militarism, including the environmental impacts of waging war and the waste generated by building and maintaining military bases, weapons, and maneuvers. Tackling this toxic legacy and dismantling militarism provide an important opportunity for peace and environmental movements to work together.
H. Patricia Hynes
PopDev DifferenTakes

Capitalism and climate change
A four part series. The invisible hand that Adam Smith once imagined is not invisible, it is nonexistent. How the capitalist system has brought us to climate disaster, and why it cannot get us out of it.
Alyssa Röhricht
Black Cat Revolution

Bolivia’s example of legislating with the people
Bolivia has been breaking with the notion that politicians shouldn’t talk to and listen to the people they govern and legislate for. Breaking with the conception that legislating should be confined to the four walls of parliament,it has made repeated efforts to involve broad sections of society in rewriting the rules of the country.
Federico Fuentes

The impact of Canadian mining in Latin America (pdf)
Executive Summary in English. Serious environmental, economic, social, and cultural harms have been reported in the cases selected, as well as the violation of various rights of the neighboring communities, including the right to life, humane treatment, health, and property.
Working Group on Mining and Human Rights in Latin America

Climate of deception (pdf)
How biomass power producers mislead the public and regulators about “clean energy.” Depending on when and how it is produced, biomass can increase greenhouse gas emissions, degrade the environment and threaten public health.
Kelly Bitov and Mary S. Booth
Partnership for Policy Integrity


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