[Marxism] Climate and Capitalism, August 12, 2011
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August 12, 2011
POPULATION DEBATE HEATS UP
The article “Seven questions for a populationist” has prompted some
interesting comments and debate. Now one of the big guns of
populationism, Simon Ross, CEO of the UK-based Optimum Population
Trust, has posted his answers. He accuses socialists of dividing the
environmental movement and “generating fruitless debates.” Please join
the conversation …
DAVID HARVEY ON THE ENGLISH RIOTS:
FERAL CAPITALISM HITS THE STREETS
A political economy of mass dispossession, of predatory practices to
the point of daylight robbery, particularly of the poor and the
vulnerable, the unsophisticated and the legally unprotected, has
become the order of the day
BUILDING AN ECOSOCIALIST NETWORK IN NEW ZEALAND
The time is right to encourage further cooperation among people who
identify as ecosocialists
JONATHON PORRIT VS GEORGE MONBIOT ON NUCLEAR POWER
Two posh britishmen discussing nuclear power. Not exactly my cup of
tea, I really don’t like the arrogant tone both regularly use, but
interesting to follow.
RIOTERS ON WALL STREET!
Out-of-control hordes are swarming throughout downtown Manhattan.
Their disregard for human decency, for the sanctity of people’s homes,
jobs, property and health is beyond anything seen since the Dark Ages.
ENGLAND: AN EXPLOSION OF BITTERNESS AND RAGE
The anarchy of the market is far more devastating than the supposed
anarchy on the streets. The bankers and businessmen have enriched
themselves more effectively than any looter.
HOW BIOFUELS ARE DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN MALAYSIA
Logging and then palm oil plantations have cost the Batek and the
Penan much of their rainforest homelands.
NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMICS: A PRETEND SCIENCE
Michael Yates reviews three critiques of the absurd economic theories
that are taught in colleges and universities everywhere …
MEGALOADS BLOCKED: A VICTORY OVER THE TAR SANDS OBSCENITY
Environmentalists in the northwestern U.S. have won an important
victory, forcing Exxon to abandon plans to transport massive tar sands
mining gear through environmentally sensitive areas.
Other recent articles
STOP THE PIPELINE: 10-YEAR-OLD SPEAKS OUT AND SINGS
SHELL MUST PAY FOR DESTROYING MY VILLAGE
SAMIR AMIN: CAPITALISM’S ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
CONDEMNS THE SOUTH TO POVERTY … OR GENOCIDE
CARBON OFFSETS ARE THE WORLD’S WORST PERFORMING COMMODITY
Coming soon …
TOO MANY PEOPLE?
Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis
by Ian Angus and Simon Butler
Haymarket Books, 2011
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