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Javier Sethness, Truthout, April 19, 2014
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.

John Reimann, Left Voice, November 29, 2020
Dead Epidemiologists Cover Graphic

In Rob Wallace’s most recent book, he reviews what is known about the development of the virus that causes Covid-19 in the context of industrial farming combined with habitat destruction. Inherent in his critique is a condemnation of capitalist agricultural methods, some thoughts on alternatives, and what forces in rural society are doing to create these alternatives. His book is a must-read for anybody who wishes to truly understand Covid-19.

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza, The African Exponent, November 27, 2020
Port of Durban, South Africa

The mega-profits generated by the slave trade gave rise to the Industrial Revolution.

 

Richard Smith, System Change Not Climate Change, November 22, 2020
China's President Xi Jinping inspects the Three Gorges Dam

With California and Oregon on fire as Climate Week opened in New York on September 21 “climate arsonist” Donald Trump took to the virtual floor of the UN General Assembly and slammed China for its environmental record while ignoring his own efforts to save the coal industry and boost fossil fuel consumption – actions that earned him that sobriquet from Joe Biden.[1]

Derrick O'Keefe, Jacobin, October 30, 2020
The Ministry of the Future front cover

The Ministry for the Future is Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest attempt to fill in a major gap in the utopian fiction tradit

Asher Miller, Post Carbon Institute, October 30, 2020

System Change Not Climate Change readers and viewers will want to take a look at the interviews referenced here from PCI.

Introducing “The Great Unraveling?”, a series of interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts on a broad range of environmental and societal challenges, culminating with a powerful discussion on what these converging and accelerating crises mean, and how we can respond.

Global Ecosocialist Network, YouTube, October 21, 2020
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Rob Wallace and Mike Davis are two of the world's leading left-wing thinkers and writers on the subject of the pandemic.

Dave Jones, System Change Not Climate Change, September 12, 2020
Credit: Photo illustration by Laura Darling

One strategy for lowering CO2 emissions, favored by many environmental organizations and currently implemented in several states, is to formally impose a “social cost of carbon,” or SCC, at the point of production. Proponents claim that this would begin to ensure that previously “externalized costs” are accounted for in pricing mechanisms. 

Jeff Cohen, Common Dreams, June 19, 2020
Capitalism Kills
If you’ve been watching mainstream TV news programs lately, you’ve probably noticed that a number of corporate journalists—prodded by the marvelous protests against police violence—seem to have learned a new phrase, which they invoke regularly: “systemic racism.”
 
That’s an improvement from a dozen years ago, when some in establishment media were hailing our society as "post-racial" because of the election of President Obama.
 
Naomi Klein, Dissent, May 18, 2020
Green New Deal protest march - Sunrise Movement

The Green New Deal will need to be subject to constant vigilance and pressure—from experts who understand exactly what it will take, and from social movements that have decades of experience bearing the brunt of false climate solutions.

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