Category: Environment

  • Red-Green Alliance: A Green Earth With Peace And Room For Us All

    Draft Globalization programme submitted by the National Board of the Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten, Denmark, to the party’s next Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October. The world economy is characterized by major economic inequalities and by a production system that has already exceeded the limits of what is globally sustainable. Today we see upheaval and war, … Keep reading »

  • Global Strike for Climate Justice /Toronto

    Video from the #GlobalStrike for #ClimateJustice in #Toronto We can no longer continue with business as usual. #ClimateStrikeToronto #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture Watch video »

  • Open Letter: We’re Stepping Up

    Join Us for a Day to Halt This Climate Crisis Naomi Klein, Bill McGKibben, and others On 20 September [through to September 27], at the request of the young people who have been staging school strikes around the world, we’re walking out of our workplaces and homes to spend the day demanding action on the climate crisis, … Keep reading »

  • Canadian Unions and the Student-Led Global Climate Strike

    A week of student-led global strike actions to address the climate change crisis, under the banner FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike, was kicked off this past Friday with actions across the world. This Friday September 27 students, First Nations, workers and allies will be mobilizing across Canada in the tens of thousands. Canadian Labour Congress Stands in Solidarity … Keep reading »

  • As Bolsonaro incinerates the Amazon, urgent action is needed for climate justice

    Did South Africa need another high-profile reminder of climate chaos, after the Cape Town drought in 2015 to 2018; the two cyclones in March to April that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and killed more than 1,000 of our neighbours; and Easter Monday’s “Durban Rain Bomb,” which dropped 170mm that day, leaving 71 people dead? … Keep reading »

  • Ecosocialism and Just Transition

    Climate change requires major societal change. But how do we ensure this transformation is done in a fair and just manner? John Bellamy Foster – a renowned environmental sociologist and editor of Monthly Review – takes a look at the idea of the Just Transition, arguing that any strategy to save the planet must go … Keep reading »

  • The Politics of Ecosocialism

    Interview with Ian Angus about the pressing need to develop the politics of ecosocialism in the world today. Keep reading »

  • German Unions and the Climate Crisis

    German trade unions have realized that the green transition needs to happen – and they’re fighting to make sure it’s bosses, not workers, who pay for climate justice. Keep reading »

  • Green Designs for 21st Century Socialism

    Before turning to the subject matter at hand two abiding issues in Marxist thinking need to be addressed. First, when Marx inveighed against Utopian Socialist futuristic model building, he never intended it to become a mantra dissuading socialists from thinking practically about socialist institutional design. Rather, Marx simply insisted that such endeavors only be undertaken … Keep reading »

  • The Koch Brothers and the Tar-Sands

    Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada’s enforcement of the Trump administration’s unilateral embargo against Iran. This is what politicians called ‘the rule of … Keep reading »

  • Lessons for the Climate Emergency

    Rationing, Moratoriums, Ending War “The bad news is that if history teaches us one thing, it is that there never has been an energy transition… The history of energy is not one of transitions, but rather of successive additions…” Bonneuil and Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene. The New Deal and World War II are reminders … Keep reading »

  • What Ever Happened to the Energy Transition?

    Anyone trying to understand what’s happening with the world’s energy systems right now can be forgiven if they are confused. On one hand, most people know about the climate emergency, and the need to move away from fossil fuels. On the other hand, we frequently see headlines about “record setting” levels of wind or solar … Keep reading »