Judith Shapiro has laid out well the enormous environmental challenges facing the people of China If there is to be a sustainable future, they will have to be at the forefront of fighting for it.
Unprecedented floods have destroyed homes, livelihoods and crops … and the resulting poverty and debt is creating a generation of undernourished children
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Profits before people … while 320 million of its people go hungry every night, India has become the world’s largest rice exporter, and is considering exporting ‘excess’ wheat as well.
Pakistan socialist Baba Jan has been in prison since September for the ‘crime’ of helping farmers fight for compensation for flood damage. He and other prisoners have been repeatedly beaten and tortured, and are denied visitors and medical care. Join us in demanding justice for these climate activists.
“The message is clear. The people have spoken up… The people do not want the Lynas Project in Malaysia” (more…)
“This disaster was predictable and predicted, but happened because of the age-old story of cutting corners to protect profits over people” [Common Dreams, Feb 28, 2012] A new report released today by Greenpeace argues it was neither the 7.1 magnitude earthquake nor the raging tsunami that followed which deserve the real blame for the nuclear disaster at Japan’s […]
“A Green Economy should replace the current economic order, which is based on inequity, environmental destruction and greed, which has resulted in keeping nearly half the world’s population in poverty, and has brought the planet to the point of a severe environmental catastrophe through climate change.” (more…)
China aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent in the five years to 2015, Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday at the opening of the parliament’s annual session. (more…)
Monsoon rains have shifted 40-60 miles northwest in the past three decades (more…)
If we continue to value some lives more than others, and to allow corporations to spoil some areas with impunity, our world will not last. (more…)
‘As bombs fall, civilians are not the only ones put at risk, and the lasting environmental impacts of the war may not be known for years, perhaps decades, to come.’ (more…)
Western rulers are attempting to deflect responsibility by obscuring their part in pushing up China’s carbon emissions (more…)
The major capitalist powers are blocking the road to a global climate treaty … and preparing to blame China for the failure (more…)