Capitalism

23/10/18
Author: 
Alexander Sammon
fracking for oil

Wall Street took the money the government lent them and plowed it straight into the fossil fuel industry.

09/10/18
Author: 
Daniel Tanuro

May 3, 2015 - The concept of eco-socialism is based on a double paradoxical note: the solution to the “ecological crisis” due to the capitalist mode of production necessitates a response of a socialist type, whilst the environmental balance sheet of “actually existing socialism” is catastrophic. I will briefly develop these two elements and then present some foundations of an eco-socialist aggiornamento as it is conceived inside the “International Eco-socialist Network”.

05/10/18
Author: 
Ceasefire.ca Blog
Oil and Politics Book Cover

October 4, 2018

A new book by Canadian energy economist John Foster shines a light on the dark geopolitics of oil and gas. It uncovers the complex and hidden motivations of governments, including our own, that lie behind military interventions, crippling sanctions and other actions in our name.  See: Oil and World Politics – The real story of today’s conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more  (Lorimer Books).

23/09/18
Author: 
Simon Pirani

September 22, 2018  •  

President Andrzej Duda’s authoritarian government can expect a rough political ride in December, when politicians, diplomats and campaigners stream into Katowice, Poland, for the next UN summit on climate change (COP24).

23/09/18
Author: 
Ian Johnston
Deforestation in Sumatra, one of the world’s primate hotspots ( W F Laurance )

'Re-imagining a world with less stuff but more joy is probably the way forward,' says Professor Raj Patel

Industrial agriculture is bringing about the mass extinction of life on Earth, according to a leading academic.

Professor Raj Patel said mass deforestation to clear the ground for single crops like palm oil and soy, the creation of vast dead zones in the sea by fertiliser and other chemicals, and the pillaging of fishing grounds to make feed for livestock show giant corporations can not be trusted to produce food for the world.

13/09/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Illustration: Ben Jennings

12 Sep 2018 01:11 AM PDT

The problem is not plastic. It is consumerism.

Published in the Guardian 5th September 2018 (We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup)

12/09/18
Author: 
Fiona Ferguson
There  is still time. .

[Editor: This is surely one of the best expositions of the situation and of what has to be done right now.  A must read!]

There is Still Time for an Ecological Revolution to Prevent Hothouse Earth:

03/09/18
Author: 
Nafeez Ahmed
bull - Image: Shutterstock

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.       


Aug 27 2018
 
25/08/18
Author: 
Graham Petersen and Philip Pearson

Introduction

The Greener Jobs Alliance is a Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) supporter. We have identified Just Transition as a priority area as part of our work in the UK needed to ensure the implementation of union policy following the TUC Climate Change motion of 2017. This contained the ‘demand that just transition is integral to industrial strategy.’

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