Author: Ian Angus

Ian Angus is an ecosocialist activist, the editor of Climate and Capitalism the author of numerous books including A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism and Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.

  • Ecosocialism: Why Greens Must be Red and Reds Must be Green

    Ian Angus discusses the need to build a movement based on socialist and ecological principles to counter and supplant the destructiveness of capitalism. Ian Angus is editor of Climate and Capitalism, a founding member of the Ecosocialist International Network, co-author of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration, and editor of The Global Fight for Climate Justice. Moderated … Watch video »

  • Cochabamba: Climate Justice Has a New Program and New Hope for Victory

    On April 22, a mass international assembly in Cochabamba, Bolivia, adopted a charter for action to protect our planet from ecological devastation. Following the failed climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December, where Barack Obama tried unsuccessfully to impose a toothless backroom deal, Bolivian President Evo Morales invited “the peoples of the world, social movements and … Keep reading »

  • Canada’s Election and the Climate Crisis

    Five Parties, No Solutions For the environment, there’s good news and bad news in Canada’s current federal election campaign. Good news: for the first time ever, climate change is a central issue in the political debates. Bad news: despite much sound and fury, none of the major political parties is proposing effective measures for dealing with … Keep reading »

  • The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons

    Will shared resources always be misused and overused? Is community ownership of land, forests and fisheries a guaranteed road to ecological disaster? Is privatization the only way to protect the environment and end Third World poverty? Most economists and development planners will answer “yes” – and for proof they will point to the most influential … Keep reading »

  • Food Crisis II – Capitalism, Agribusiness, and the Food Sovereignty Alternative

    When food riots broke out in Haiti last month, the first country to respond was Venezuela. Within days, planes were on their way from Caracas, carrying 364 tons of badly needed food. The people of Haiti are “suffering from the attacks of the empire’s global capitalism,” Venezuelan president Hugo Chàvez said. “This calls for genuine … Keep reading »

  • Food Crisis I

    In Haiti, where most people get 22% fewer calories than the minimum needed for good health, some are staving off their hunger pangs by eating “mud biscuits” made by mixing clay and water with a bit of vegetable oil and salt.[1] Meanwhile, in Canada, the federal government is currently paying $225 for each pig killed … Keep reading »

  • After Bali: the Global Fight for Climate Justice

    Toronto — 4 March 2008. Moderated by Ian Angus. Presentation by: Patrick Bond is director of the Centre for Civil Society and professor of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He is working with Climate Justice Now!, a coalition of organizations that represent Third World communities, indigenous peoples, women and … Watch video »