Capitalism

14/12/18
Author: 
Jane Slaughter
Verizon on strike

December 14, 2018

The term “political revolution” is an odd one. Bernie Sanders never said that voting for him or building his campaign would overthrow capitalism (the traditional meaning of “revolution” in the socialist movement). The idea was radical but vague. It was rightly inspirational while what was actually asked of us was within the sphere of voting and elections, and in the Democratic Party at that.

14/12/18
Author: 
Wenonah Hauter

The images from the streets of Paris over the past weeks are stark and poignant: thousands of angry protesters, largely representing the struggling French working class, resorting to mass civil unrest to express fear and frustration over a proposed new gas tax. For the moment, the protests have been successful. French President Emmanuel Macron backed off the new tax proposal, at least for six months. The popular uprising won, seemingly at the expense of the global fight against climate change and the future wellbeing of our planet.

12/12/18
Author: 
 Judith Deutsch
COP 24

December 12, 2018 

Thinking in siloes about the climate and about our planet’s people puts us at risk of increasing climate disruption and massive loss of life. This year the climate meeting, COP24, is in Katowice, Poland, from December 3 to December 14.

09/12/18
Author: 
Trade Unions For Energy Democracy

Prepared for: COP24, Katowice, Poland; December 3-14, 2018

After more than a decade of speeches and assurances from global elites, the “green growth” approach to climate protection has failed to make any meaningful progress in addressing the climate crisis. Renewable energy is on an upward course, but overall energy consumption has continued to rise even faster; as a result, fossil fuel use continues to expand, emissions continue to rise, and nearly every major country is off-track to meet their Paris commitments.

25/11/18
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
‘I feel like I’ve jumped into the fire’: After 30 years as an activist outsider, Jean Swanson is now finding her way inside the halls of power in Vancouver. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

‘If you’ve got any wealth in Vancouver, you have to be fearful,’ says investor.

After Jean Swanson is done cleaning out the “dust and the mousetraps” from her new office in City Hall, she’s thinking of hanging two sheets of paper on the wall with words of guidance from her friend Kshama Sawant.

17/11/18
Author: 
Malone Mullin

Spill being monitored, can't be contained or cleaned up until waves subside

 
A leak coming from a flowline to the SeaRose, seen in this file photo, can't be contained until ocean conditions settle, the petroleum board says. (Photo courtesy Husky Energy)
16/11/18
Author: 
Kimberley Brown
Alexandra was one of about 80 indigenous protesters who set out from their native lands on November 3 and marched to Quito [Kimberley Brown/Al Jazeera]

  14 Nov 2018

Indigenous groups call on government to halt development projects in Amazon, saying they threaten food, land and water.

Quito, Ecuador - More than 1,500 indigenous protesters had a clear message as they march through Ecuador's capital Quito on Wednesday: Stop mining on, or near, indigenous territory.

15/11/18
Author: 
Samuel Potter

November 14, 2018

Investors have gone from contemplating the prospect of oil at $100 to sub-$50 in less than two months. No wonder global markets are playing catch-up.

11/11/18
Author: 
Marco Chown Oved Investigative reporter Toby A.A. Heaps Corporate Knights Michael YowData analyst, Corporate Knights
07/11/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Illustration: Nathalie Lees

06 Nov 2018 

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

published in the Guardian 31st October 2018

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