Gary Engler, People's Social Forum - Vancouver, April 27, 2014
Gary Engler

Gary Engler - Longtime Vancouver journalist who is currently vice-president of Unifor Local 2000 and author of The New Commune-ist Manifesto—Workers of the World It Really is Time to Unite. This speech was delivered at the Peoples' Social Forum Assembly on Climate and Oil & Gas in BC (Vancouver) on April 26, 2014.

Rosalie Harman, Earth Day, April 23, 2014

via YouTube Capture Demonstration at Zuccotti Park before marching around Wall Street. Earlier activities had been held at Union Square Park, which was sponsored by Toyota, Con Ed and other corporations.

Timothy Eastman , SCNCC, April 21, 2014

The global fight for public space

Photos and text by Timothy Eastman

Democracy Now,, April 14, 2014

This morning’s Democracy Now! features coverage of the growing fossil fuel divestment movement, recently the subject of a supportive op-ed from Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the U.K. Guardian.

“We cannot necessarily bankrupt the fossil fuel industry,” the former anti-apartheid leader writes, “But we can take steps to reduce its political clout, and hold those who rake in the profits accountable for cleaning up the mess.”

Nicholas Davenport, Solidarity, August 15, 2012

The questions facing environmental activists, and socialists in particular, range from the sheer scale of the environmental disasters already underway to the problems of beginning a transition from a system organized around massive consumption of fossil fuels, vast megacities and global agribusiness. In the process of doing so, how will an ecosocialist movement and society address the crisis of global inequality and the need to “develop the productive forces” without pushing the planet and human civilization over the environmental cliff?

Nicholas Davenport, New Politics, March 4, 2014

The question of what demands ecosocialists should put forward in response to the climate crisis is a pressing one.  Robin Hahnel, in “An Open Letter to the Climate Justice Movement”, argues that the climate justice movement should demand a cap-and-trade policy, abandoning its traditional stance against carbon trading.  To Hahnel, carbon trading is the most realistic way for society to make carbon emissions cuts in the necessary time frame, and, contrary to the arguments of activists, it can be done in a sociall


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