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Global climate broke multiple records in 2016; Extreme conditions continue in 2017

World Meteorological Organization says 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. Extreme weather and climate conditions continue in 2017. Adapted from WMO News Release, March 21, 2017 The World Meteorological Organization issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate … Continue reading

“Ecosocialism is more than a strategy, it’s a project for Civilization”

by Alexandre Araujo Costa, Daniel Tanuro Alexandre Araujo Costa, a Brazilian ecology activist, spoke to Belgian ecology writer and activist Daniel Tanuro on a range of questions concerning ecology and ecosocialism. Indeed, most left-wing organizations missed the point in the 1960s when the so-called “ecological crisis” emerged as a new question of broad social interest … Continue reading

Plutocrats: An informative and frustrating book

Chrystia Freeland Plutocrats: The rise of the new global super rich and the fall of everyone else (Doubleday Canada and Penguin Press US, 2012) reviewed by Peter Hogarth Plutocrats shows a clear influence from the Occupy movement and laments the rise of such intense income inequality around the world between the 1% and the 99%. … Continue reading

Ten commandments against capitalism, for life and humanity

Evo Morales: Ten commandments against capitalism, for life and humanity “Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother … Continue reading

Towards an ecosocialist network

Towards an ecosocialist network by Grant Brookes Text of a presentation by Grant Brookes at the conference Socialism 2012: Class Struggle in Aotearoa, held June 1-3 in Wellington, New Zealand, sponsored by the Workers Party New Zealand. I had some reservations, when I was asked to speak in this session, about an Ecosocialist Network in … Continue reading

Climate change exposes New York’s deep class divide

Climate change exposes New York’s deep class divide Posted on November 9, 2012 Hurricane Sandy and the suffering it has caused are intimately related to the business that the dark towers of Lower Manhattan symbolize. In the hardest hit areas, Occupy activists are organizing grassroots relief efforts. by Peter Rugh On Tuesday morning, as New … Continue reading

Frankenstorms and climate change: How the 1% created a monster

Frankenstorms and climate change: How the 1% created a monster Posted on November 2, 2012 by Chris Williams “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, … Continue reading

More food with less pollution?

Can we feed earth’s growing population without destroying the environment? Every time there’s a discussion of population growth, someone says the answer is definitely no. Agriculture is a major source of green house gas emissions, so more agriculture will cause more global warming. What’s more, agriculture both uses huge amounts of water and poisons water … Continue reading

Vandana Shiva: Industrial agriculture causes hunger

THE REAL HUNGER GAMES by Vandana Shiva Asian Age, August 29, 2012 Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. They are hardwired in the design of the industrial, chemical model of agriculture. But just as hunger is created by design, healthy and nutritious food for all can also be designed, through food democracy. We are repeatedly told … Continue reading

Arctic melting: Is global warming going into overdrive?

by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly, August 23, 2012 More than 2 million square kilometres of Arctic ice that should be there, is not. A few years ago, United Nations models predicted climate change would lead to ice-free Arctic summers within 100 years. Now, some scientists say it could melt away completely within the next … Continue reading

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