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A liberal movie, not a radical one
Video: Panel discussion in Washington, before the February 17 mass demonstration against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
To succeed, the climate movement must be clear about who its allies and enemies are
Real answers will only come from the people, when we manage to organize and fight for the things we need through a radical change in social power
Britain’s leading Conservative newspaper fires a feeble broadside at Climate & Capitalism
To slow the monster of runaway, fossil-fueled capitalism that is creating Frankenstorms and much more ecological and social devastation, we need a vision for a completely different social system.
Barry Commoner not believe that a just society could be founded on ecological principles alone, but had to take into account issues of social justice, such as racism, sexism, war and economic inequality.
Chris Williams:Conscious actions by the ruling elite, not natural causes, led directly to the triple nuclear meltdowns. The decisions they made were dictated by the prime directive of capitalism: there is no higher power than the God of Profit.
In Mexico and Brazil, the capitalist elite discusses how to continue exploiting humans and the natural world in the service of profit, while cloaking their intentions in the benign language of growth, development and sustainability.
If treasuries can find trillions to bail out dodgy banks, if financiers can be paid hundreds of millions in bonuses and the politics of Europe can be redrawn in just a few weeks, then why can’t the rich and big-emitting countries make a deal to try to avert what could be the greatest problem the […]
Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis. He is a chemistry and physics professor at Pace University, and chairperson of the Packer Collegiate Institute science department. This interview, conducted by Jon Hochschartner, was published in Counterpunch on July 14, 2011. JON HOCHSCHARTNER: Children in Fukushima […]