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Sep 29 2015 - 12:30
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EJOLT
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In the run-up to the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris set for December, the EJOLT team is happy to announce the 23rd EJOLT Report dedicated to widening the discussion on climate justice, “Refocusing resistance for climate justice: COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris”.

Mar 1 2015 - 19:30
Author: 
Fred Magdoff
Soy Brazil

From humanitarian and ecological viewpoints, many aspects of the capitalist economic system are irrational; although they are certainly rational from the more limited standpoint of the individual business or capitalist seeking to make profits. For example, because most people lack their own means to produce an income, they must sell their labor power to companies, which in turn must normally pay a high enough wage for the reproduction of workers and their families.

Feb 21 2015 - 15:45
Author: 
Peter Rugh
Nurses join oil workers

When unionized oil workers at the Tesoro Golden Eagle plant in Martinez, California walked off the job on February 1 to demand safer working conditions, they received some unexpected company on the picket line. Since the beginning of the strike, which has expanded from nine to eleven refineries nationwide, environmental activists with Communities for a Better Environment have joined members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union for their daily protests outside the plant.

Jul 30 2014 - 11:30
Author: 
Ian Angus

Dear Sam: I was pleased to receive and publish your response to my article, Once Again on  ‘Environmental Catastrophism’. The left can only gain from frank and open discussion of our differences.

Jul 2 2014 - 06:30
Author: 
Ian Angus

Long before today’s scientists accepted the idea, socialist-ecologist Barry Commoner argued that there had been a qualitative change in humanity’s relationship with nature in the years following World War II. Going a step further he explained why it happened and what it means for our future.

“We know that something went wrong in the country after World War II, for most of our serious pollution problems either began in the postwar years or have greatly worsened since then.” - Barry Commoner, 1971 [1]

Aug 18 2014 - 16:00
Author: 
Brad Hornick

A very large and loud event is about to reshape New York City once again this September – and likely propel social change across the continent. A coalition of organizations under the banner of the "People's Climate March", has pledged to make this event in New York City an opportunity for an unprecedented climate mobilization.

Jun 24 2014 - 15:15
Author: 
Roger Annis

Details of the events leading to last July’s oil train disaster in Lac Mégantic, Quebec have been made public for the first time. They reinforce an existing portrait of the accident as a perfect storm of corporate malfeasance.

Jun 19 2014 - 07:30
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SCNCC with the Global Climate Convergence

Before corporate and governmental leaders arrive in New York City this September for the UN Climate Summit, System Change Not Climate Change together with the Global Climate Convergence will be laying the groundwork for an alternative summit, what we're calling New York City Climate Convergence.

Jun 11 2014 - 09:15
Author: 
Brian Collier and Richard Atkinson

This conference was held under the auspices of Socialist Resistance (SR) and Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century (rs21) and was a model of revolutionary cooperation on the ground.  It consisted of opening and closing plenaries, with two sessions of four simultaneous workshops either side of (a rather late) lunch.  There was a good variety of speakers on offer from the two sponsoring organisations, obviously, but also from the

Apr 29 2014 - 09:00
Author: 
Alexandre Costa

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change started the publication of its 5th Assessment Report (or AR5), initially showing the work by the Working Group I, which deals with the physical basis of climate change. Now, the AR5 process continued with the publication of the “Summary for Policy Makers” by the Working Group II, concerning “impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.”

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