War/military

20/03/18
Author: 
Roger Annis

March 20, 2018 - Canada is stepping its toes further into the social and military disasters in Africa created by several centuries of imperialist plunder. It is sending six military helicopters to assist United Nations Security Council-endorsed occupation troops in Mali.

08/08/17
Author: 
Ron Jacobs

“In order to replace capitalism with an ecological society we need a revolution.” That modest sentence is how Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, the authors of Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation, begin the last chapter of their new book. Although the chapter is the end of the book, it is also an opening to a new direction, a new movement. It is also the essence of the entire text.

13/06/17
Author: 
Naomi Klein
Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kansas, on March 6, 2017.  Photo: Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle/AP

Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kansas, on March 6, 2017.  Photo: Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle/AP

 

08/01/17
Author: 
Amy Leather
Posted on January 6, 2017

Republished by Climate and Capitalism with permission, from the UK magazine Socialist Review, January 2017

With Donald Trump in the White House the future for our climate looks bleak, but capitalism’s love affair with fossil energy runs much deeper than the desires and personalities of individual politicians. 

 

29/11/16
Author: 
George Monbiot

We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them.

 

By , published on the Guardian’s website, 25 November 2016

Please don’t read this unless you are feeling strong. This is a list of 13 major crises that, I believe, confront us. There may be more. Please feel free to add to it or to knock it down. I’m sorry to say that it’s not happy reading.

25/11/16
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Drums of War -  Illustration by Andrzej Krauze

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

23/11/16
Author: 
Seble Samuel
Marrakesh by Climatetracker

[Introduction by A Socialist in Canada: The environmental movement in all of its political shadings largely fails to address the danger of war and militarism in this world of global warming and the opening of the Anthropocene era. Yet,  the capitalist, military-industrial complex is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, while war and militarism cause the disempowering of movements for social and environmental change.

17/09/16
Author: 
Roger Annis

Sept 14, 2016 - Capitalism has run so amok, producing so much waste and life-destroying pollution, that scientists now say that Earth has entered an entirely new epoch: The Anthropocene

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