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LeftStreamed: Free Public Transit
September 25, 2016
Public transit lies at the intersection of several critical social struggles today. Affordable (or free) public transit is an important mechanism for redistribution, and particularly targets low income women and people of colour. This video mostly focuses on Tallinn, Estonia, and includes interviews with international activists. Video produced by Revo Raudjarv for Tallinna Televisioon (2015).
What's New: Entering the age of humans
Ian Angus | September 24, 2016
Anthropocene is the proposed name for the present stage of Earth history: a time in which human activity is transforming the entire planet in unprecedented and dangerous ways. Scientists divide Earth’s 4.5 billion year history into time intervals that correspond to major changes in the conditions and forms of life on Earth.
What's New: Why we should vote down the GM contract
by Cory Weir | September 24, 2016
At half-past midnight on September 20th, the framework of a tentative agreement was reached between Unifor and General Motors that narrowly averted a strike. The Unifor Local 222 union hall in Oshawa erupted with cheers, then quickly fell silent as our mobilized strike teams waited with bated breath for more details. Sept 25th, we must vote this down and take a stand against any tentative agreement that defies a fundamental core principle of unionism- equal pay for equal work. It’s time for us to draw that line in the sand, and hold it.
What's New: In conversation with Jeremy Corbyn
| September 24, 2016
Ken Loach is one of the greatest directors of our time. I was thrilled that he asked to follow our campaign for two days this summer. He documented people sharing their personal stories and discussing their reasons for supporting our agenda. These stories show why Labour must transform and rebuild Britain so that no one and no community is left behind.
What's New: Ears on the earth: Taking the next leap
| September 24, 2016
The final day covering the World Social Forum, we are topping our week off with coverage of climate change and the environment. This episode focuses on a conference titled 'The Leap Manifesto: A Conversation.' The panel included Ellen Gabriel, Maude Barlow, Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, Bianca Mugyenyi, and Mike Palacek, who discussed an intersectional approach to climate change.
What's New: Cuba 1959
| September 24, 2016
A collection of photos by Miami News photographer Charles L. Trainor documenting the 1959 triumph of Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba.
Bullet #1307: France and the Struggle over Labour Reforms
by Maxime Benatouil | September 23, 2016
The so-called Labour Law, passed en force by the French government on 20 July, is the most serious attack against the 'Code du Travail,' already undermined for the past thirty years. A short historical overview is necessary to better grasp the destructive scope of this law, promoted and enforced by a socialist government – cruel irony! Struggle over Labour Reforms in France The Labour Code is a compilation of regulations giving structures to the relationship between employees and employers at the national level. It emerged after the shock of the 1906 catastrophe of Courrières, Northern France, where 1099 miners lost their lives.
The New Climate Denialism: Time for an intervention September 25, 2016
Berlin: An Omen for the 2017 German Federal Elections? September 25, 2016
Prophet and Loss September 25, 2016
Hydrogeologist questions Husky's oil spill data September 25, 2016
Ships with all-women crews set sail for Gaza, hoping to break blockade September 25, 2016
Let Them Eat Diversity September 25, 2016
The End of China Inc? September 25, 2016
Save Israeli apartheid, says New York Times ad September 24, 2016
Port of Churchill and Old CWB: both are sorely missed September 24, 2016In The News archive:
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|Book launch: Facing the Anthropocene, Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System|
Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun, the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. If business as usual continues, this century will be marked by rapid deterioration of our physical, social, and economic environment. Large parts of Earth will become uninhabitable, and civilization itself will be threatened. Facing the Anthropocene shows what has caused this planetary emergency, and what we must do to meet the challenge.
Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the physical causes and consequences of the Anthropocene transition, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis. Cogent and compellingly written, Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism’s inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our world to the brink of disaster. Survival in the Anthropocene, Angus argues, requires radical social change, replacing fossil capitalism with a new, ecosocialist civilization.
Ian Angus is editor of the online ecosocialist journal Climate and Capitalism, and co-author of the Belém Ecosocialist Declaration. His previous books include Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (with Simon Butler) and The Global Fight for Climate Justice.
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