[Marxism] Climate & Capitalism, June 18, 2012

Ian Angus ecosocialism at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 05:42:25 MDT 2012


CLIMATE AND CAPITALISM
An ecosocialist journal, edited by Ian Angus
http://climateandcapitalism.com

What’s new, June 18, 2012
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Feature articles and statements

NO REDD+! – DECOLONIZE THE EARTH AND THE SKY!
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/17/no-redd-ecolonize-the-earth-and-the-sky/
Declaration of the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local
Communities on Climate Change against REDD+. "Under the Green Economy,
even the rain, the beauty of a waterfall or a honey bee’s pollen will
be reduced to a barcode price tag and sold to the highest bidder."

THE CONTRADICTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL KEYNESIANISM
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/14/the-contradictions-of-environmental-keynesianism/
Some environmentalists hope to save the planet with state spending on
green projects. But if their proposals succeed economically they will
harm the environment, and if they are environmentally sound they will
fail economically.

IS ‘CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION’ DESTROYING THE EARTH?
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/13/conspicuous-consumption-destroying-earth/
How could socialists not love a book called How the Rich Are
Destroying the Earth? Unfortunately, although it is better than most
recent books on ecological and social problems, its explanations don't
hold water, and the solutions it proposes are just wishful thinking.

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Editor's Notebook

INTRODUCING EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/14/introducing-a-new-feature-on-climate-capitalism/
I like the redesigned Climate & Capitalism a lot, but it has had one
drawback. It's great for publishing essays, news and statements, but
...

HOPE TRIUMPHS OVER EXPERIENCE
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/15/hope-triumphs-over-experience/
WWF and Greenpeace think the European Union's failed Emissions Trading
System can be repaired. That would be fixing the unfixable.

TOP 25 ARTICLES IN THE ‘NEW’ CLIMATE AND CAPITALISM
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/11/top-25-articles-in-the-new-climate-and-capitalism/
These are the 25 most-read articles in Climate and Capitalism, in the
three months since we launched our new website in cooperation with
Monthly Review.

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News from the front lines

AMAZONIAN COMMUNITIES OCCUPY BELO MONTE DAM SITE
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/15/amazonian-communities-occupy-belo-monte-dam-site/
On the eve of the Rio+20 UN Conference, community resistance calls
attention to Brazilian government's unsustainable energy policy

BARRIERE LAKE ALGONQUIN ACQUITTED;
LOGGING COMPANY LIES EXPOSED
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/11/algonquin-activist-acquitted-after-logging-company-lies-on-stand/
Norman Matchewan of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake has been acquitted
of charges related to a 2009 blockade protecting his people’s
territory from illegal logging. Representatives of the logging company
and the Quebec government were exposed on the stand as liars

PAKISTAN: FREE THE HUNZA 5, PRISONERS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/06/11/pakistan-free-the-hunza-5-prisoners-of-climate-change/
Baba Jan and his comrades remain in prison for the crime of supporting
the victims of devastating floods. They  have been tortured and their
lives are in danger. Supporters are calling for  a week of
international solidarity with these socialist activists, June 20-27.




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