A pseudo-progressive argument for closed borders uses false logic and dubious statistics, and blames migrants for the conditions that force them to move.
Click and learn: 10 new recommended readings for green-lefts and left-greens
Population controllers show their bigotry, again
Populationist groups are trying to split Australian environmentalism with a coordinated anti-immigrant campaign
Why I refused an invitation to speak at a public meeting in Washington
“Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.” -Bertrand Russell
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.
Ian Angus reviews Dave Foreman’s new book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife. It’s a compendium of every anti-human (and especially anti-immigrant) argument you’ll ever hear from a self-proclaimed conservationist.
Lacking arguments of their own, anti-immigration groups on three continents have resorted to distributing an article they don’t agree with, by an author who rejects what they stand for – just because it is critical of “Too Many People?” (more…)
Ironically, while populationist groups focus attention on the 7 billion, protestors in the worldwide Occupy movement have identified the real source of environmental destruction: not the 7 billion, but the 1% (more…)
Dick Smith’s Population Crisis: The Dangers of Unsustainable Growth for Australia. Allen & Unwin, Sydney Australia, 2011. ISBN 978-1-74237-657-8 reviewed by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly, August 28, 2011 Those who say today’s big social and ecological problems stem from there being too many people on the planet face a special difficulty. As the Australian ecologist […]
Power Shift attendees stood strong against groups like Progressives for Immigration Reform and made it clear that environmentalists stand with immigrants as we begin to face the realities of climate change
New anti-immigration “center” has strong ties to the ruling Conservative Party (more…)
Leading Canadian conservatives use green arguments to promote anti-immigrant sentiment (more…)
Stop the greening of hate: Video and environmental anti-racism pledge developed by the Center for New Community (more…)
The rhetoric of some population and environment groups is edging dangerously toward the same arguments used by proponents of the greening of hate. (more…)
“Population Puzzle” proposes a false solution to real problems, lets the real culprits for capitalist growth off the hook (more…)
by Ian Angus and Simon Butler Immigrants to the developed world have frequently been blamed for unemployment, crime and other social ills. Attempts to reduce or block immigration have been justified as necessary measures to protect “our way of life” from alien influences. (more…)
Population control — the ideology of the green right (more…)