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Apr 19 2014 - 14:00
Javier Sethness
Noam Chomsky: Liberation Ecology

There can be little doubt about the centrality and severity of the environmental crisis in the present day. Driven by the mindless "grow-or-die" imperative of capitalism, humanity's destruction of the biosphere has reached and even surpassed various critical thresholds, whether in terms of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, freshwater depletion, or chemical pollution.

Jan 4 2018 - 15:15
Kevin Buckland

Climate change rarely comes up at the top of the list when people are asked about issues that concern them most. While this is not surprising, it is nonetheless disturbing considering the gravity of the climate crisis. Yet the key problem of our collective negligence of the climate crisis is reflected in the question itself, rather than the answer. Let us be clear: climate change is not an “issue.” Rather, it is now the entirety of the biophysical world of which we are part. It is the physical battleground in which every “issue” is played out — and it is crumbling.

Dec 20 2017 - 18:30
John Foran

Unlike other ecosocialists, I have long argued that the path to radical social transformation called for the formation of the most inventive social movement the world has ever seen.  But as a scholar of twentieth-century revolutions and twenty-first century movements for radical social change, I have started to come around to the idea that the

Dec 6 2017 - 17:00
Dave Bleakney

During the recent Bonn summit a taxi driver provided a clear summary. Asked what he thought of COP 23, he replied “the climate is in crisis, but here, this is about money”. He had provided what had been missing inside. As we race toward certain and expanding catastrophe, he underscored that profiteering off a destructive cycle production, consumption, shipping, the unnecessary transport of products over vast distances and continuous growth models form the basis from which these discussions are framed. It is as though the elephant in the room is never acknowledged, with few exceptions.

Nov 24 2017 - 12:30
Jade Begay

WASHINGTON - While city, state, and national leaders gather at the UN Climate Talks to launch and implement platforms and agendas that promote carbon trading, carbon offsets, and REDD+, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the

Nov 22 2017 - 15:30
Leonard Higgins

In October 2016, while President Barack Obama was still in office, five climate change activists, including me, cut chains and closed emergency shutoff valves on five tar sands oil pipelines in four states. In one morning, we briefly stopped the flow of all Canadian tar sands oil into the United States.

We did it because continued failure to reduce carbon emissions threatens our children's lives. Federal and state government have known about the threat for decades. We must begin reductions immediately or miss our chance to prevent outright climate catastrophe.

Nov 21 2017 - 10:15
Jake Johnson

"We need you to take a stand no matter what land you live or work on. The struggle to save Mother Earth begins with you."

Nov 12 2017 - 18:00
Jay O'Hara - Civil Disobedience Action Fund
Mock Trial Missoula 11-18-17 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time Livestreamed
Nov 1 2017 - 11:15
Michael Foster

In October of last year, the group Climate Direct Action turned off a valve on the Keystone Pipeline.

Last week, activist Michael Foster was convicted for being involved in the action. If North Dakota courts, where he is being tried now, find him guilty, he could be facing up to 21 years in prison.

The sentencing is set for January.

Oct 27 2017 - 11:30
Mike De Sousa

After downplaying concerns about delays to its investors last week, Kinder Morgan is warning it could lose more than $90 million per month due to its struggles with the bylaws of the City of Burnaby in British Columbia.

The Texas-based energy company made the admission as part of hundreds of pages of documents filed on Thursday with Canada's National Energy Board (NEB). The filings are urging the federal energy regulator to force the west coast city to forego municipal rules and accept construction of the multibillion dollar Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline expansion project.


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