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Jodi Dean, I Cite, March 18, 2015
We Are Seneca Lake

How do we imagine the climate changing?

Some scenarios involve techno-fixes like cloud-seeding or new kinds of carbon sinks. Cool tech, usually backed by even cooler entrepreneurs, saves the day -- Iron Man plus Al Gore plus Steve Jobs. In green.

Hadas Thier, International Socialist Review, February 24, 2015
ecosocialists

The following is based on a presentation at the Socialism 2014 conference, held in Chicago on June 26–29, 2014.

Trish Kahle, Jacobin, February 20, 2015
Refinery strike

Thousands of oil refinery workers are striking for safer working conditions. Their fight is central to the struggle against climate change.

NGO-led efforts to combat climate change have resulted in decades of failed negotiations, increased fossil-fuel production, and degraded working conditions. The largest oil workers strike in decades — now in its third week — contains within it the seeds of an alternative: class-struggle environmentalism.

Laura Flanders, truthout, February 3, 2015

Data released by the anti-poverty charity Oxfam suggests that the world's wealthiest 80 people are on track to own more than the rest of the world's population (some 3.5 billion) by 2016. That's not a reflection of a glitch in our economic system, says David Harvey, professor at the City University of New York. That's our economic system at work; indeed, that's our economic system in "recovery."

John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, Monthly Review, February 1, 2015

The front cover of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, is designed to look like a protest sign. It consists of the title alone in big block letters, with the emphasis on Changes. Both the author’s name and the subtitle are absent. It is only when we look at the spine of the book, turn it over, or open it to the title page that we see it is written by North America’s leading left climate intellectual-activist and that the subtitle is Capitalism vs.

Carl Zimmer, New York Times, January 18, 2015

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D., Huffington Post, January 16, 2015

In the thousands of speeches and celebrations on the official Martin Luther King holiday since its inception, there is a crucial fact of his life, activism and thought that no major commemoration has ever celebrated: that King was a strong and uncompromising opponent of American capitalism. This was no late-in-life development for King. It spanned from his youthful years to his death while attempting to gain humane wages and working conditions for a public union. Why was Martin Luther King so opposed to capitalism?

SCNCC, January 31, 2015

Saturday, January 31 - Sunday, February 1, 2015 (The SCNCC Convention is the coalition's highest decision-making body and the forum where we assess the past year's work and plan for the coming year. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.)

John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review, January 5, 2015

Every book more than a few years old needs to be seen within the historical context in which it was written—works of social science most of all. Re-reading Paul Burkett’s Marx and Nature today, nearly a decade and a half after its first publication, reminds me of how different in some respects the historical context was then, at the end of the twentieth century, from what we face today, in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Janice Cox and Michael Gasser, Against the Current, December 31, 2014
People's Climate March
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
By Naomi Klein
Simon & Schuster, September 2014, 576 pages, $30 hardcover.

 

NAOMI KLEIN’S LATEST book is well on its way to becoming a bestseller. Deeply and meticulously researched, well-written and engaging, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate was timed to come out a week before the September 2014 UN Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March in New York City.

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