Québec solidaire, which won 16% of the popular vote in October, will make climate change its main political campaign in the coming year
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Victims of mining tell Trudeau: Canadian mining corporations damage health, contaminate and destroy environments, dispossess indigenous people, and harass, smear and assassinate critics. Get out now!
The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the NDP.
On the Papal Encyclical; Peoples power in Venezuela; Marxism & Ecology; Alternatives to neoliberalism; Top 10 climate events; Trade unions and climate justice; New Mexico’s last wild river; Climate insurgency after Paris
Atilio Boron: “What has emerged in Latin American politics is more than a debate over development, growth or the environment; it is a profound controversy over the course of civilization itself.”
Greening Malthus … The Cuban Revolution and its economic reforms; … 2 degree target means 80% of coal is unburnable … People pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland … The death of international development
ALBA backs Bolivian call for international assembly of social movements in 2015; Evo Morales urges “a climate agreement for life, not business and capitalist commercialism”
Quebec vs tar sands; Systemic roots of ebola; Class interests in economics; SPGB vs ecosocialism; Naomi Klein and extractivism; Trends in Third world debt
Environmentalists aim to build broad movement to block TransCanada’s plan to pipe tar sands bitumen through sensitive ecosystems in Canada’s capital city.
Update on the Réseau écosocialiste, and a translation of its founding statement. “Ecosocialism advocates the distribution of wealth, ecological and democratic planning, and popular sovereignty.”
The formation of the Réseau écosocialiste, an achievement for Québec solidaire, is part of the process of unifying the political left in Quebec
Book Review: A compelling contribution to our understanding of the challenges facing Latin America’s ‘pink tide’
Free download from C&C: Alvaro Garcia Linero’s powerful book-length response to leftist critics of the Morales government’s economic policies, including the controversial TIPNIS highway and so-called ‘extractivism.’
Supported by the government and the opposition parties, Enbridge is pushing ahead with plans to pipe toxic bitumen through Ontario. First Nations and environmentalists are trying to mobilize public opposition.
Conquering a new popular hegemony … Victories in Quebec … Costs of fracking … Return of the Malthusians … David Harvey’s Rebel Cities