• Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai, Sanctions and Capitalism

    About a month ago Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique were devastated by a tropical cyclone. Approximately 2.6 million people were affected in the three countries. Keep reading »

  • The Agro-Food Complex and Climate Change: Veganism or a Green New Deal?

    Humanity is standing on the brink of catastrophic climate change. How can we begin to think about the societal transformations necessary while limiting warming to 1.5°C? Keep reading »

  • The Green New Deal Can Work – Here’s How

    18 concrete ways to make the urgently needed climate mobilization #GND a reality by Jeremy Brecher. Keep reading »

  • Student Strikes for Climate Justice

    Since 2018, Swedish students have been striking in front of the Parliament in Stockholm every Friday, prompted initially by high school student Greta Thunberg. #FridaysfortheFuture Keep reading »

  • Rethinking Approaches to Climate Change

    Climate change is the most visible, most threatening expression of a larger, planetary ecological crisis, the result of an economic system (capitalism) with an inherent growth and profit dynamic which ensures that the exploitation of natural resources exceeds the carrying capacity of nature. Keep reading »

  • An Ecosocialist Green New Deal: Guiding Principles

    Humankind has reached a moment of existential crisis. Human activity is causing disastrous climate disruption and Earth’s sixth mass extinction event, triggering critical losses of biodiversity. We are already locked in for global warming that will have catastrophic effects, and we are on a slippery path to our own extinction. The 2018 Special Report from … Keep reading »

  • Exterminators-in-Chief: Trudeau, Bolsonaro, et al, and Informed Consent

    I read the Canadian news today: “Pipeline expansion should be approved: regulator.” Regulators ignorantly, negligently, criminally, and in contempt of life, yet again gave the go-ahead to money over incontestable science. Liberal democratic Canada is in league with Brazil’s military dictatorship and the Lima Group. Keep reading »

  • For a Fighting Ecological Trade-Unionism

    How can we reconcile social struggle and environmental struggle? This question poses problems for trade unionists. To avoid a climate catastrophe, it would be necessary to reduce economic activity, to suppress useless or harmful production, to give up a substantial part of the means of transport. Keep reading »

  • Fighting Pipelines, Defending Sovereignty

    Over 1000 Professors and Scholars from across Canada and around the world sign Statement of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people of British Columbia. #Wetsuwetenstrong #Unistoten Keep reading »

  • The Political Economy of Half-Earth

    Troy Vettese analyses the global climate crisis and suggests renewable energy, biodiversity, and climate-focussed afforestation should be viewed as interlinked political objectives. Keep reading »

  • To Freeze the Thames

    Geo-Science, Social Risk and Climate Struggles Is advanced-industrial capitalism capable of finding solutions for the environmental devastation it causes? Or are the logics of capitalism and environmental sustainability inherently and irreconcilably at odds? This session of the Capitalism Workshop explores the economics and politics surrounding natural geo-engineering – re-wilding agricultural land, freed up by compulsory veganism … Watch video »

  • When “Green” Doesn’t “Grow”

    Facing Up to the Failures of Profit-Driven Climate Policy The onslaught of extreme weather and the increasingly stark scientific assessment leave no doubt that we face an ecological and civilizational emergency. But in the year since the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, a constant stream of headlines and reports have confirmed … Keep reading »