Every day brings new climate calamities. Beyond these looms the risk of cascading 'tipping points' and runaway warming. The ecological catastrophe is inseparable from the capitalist system; from its border regimes, from imperialist wars, from the relentless drive for profit. A mass movement against climate change is emerging. We need the strategies and practical capability to confront governments and capital to radically reduce emissions. Join us for a day of anti-capitalist discussion on the politics of climate breakdown.
Pete Cannell reviews an important contribution to the discussions around the Green New Deal.
On 26 October, rs21 is hosting Endgames? Capitalism and the Climate Emergency. Harry Holmes introduces the event, and explains why you should come.
Mike Downham reviews Ken Ferguson's new pamphlet, A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution.
What would a realistic leftist response to the climate crisis look like? Taisie Tsikas argues that we must shift our perspective from consumption to radically reorganising society.
Every day brings new climate calamities. Beyond these looms the risk of cascading 'tipping points’ and runaway warming. The ecological catastrophe is inseparable from the capitalist system; from its border regimes, from imperialist wars, from the relentless drive for profit. The problem facing us is political, not simply technological. The change we need is revolutionary. But what sort of revolution? Could there be a revolution in Britain? Wouldn't it need to be global? Is human nature a barrier? Would it mean violence? Is there time?
Extinction Rebellion have begun an international fortnight of rebellion. Steve Eason reports on London #Day1.
Starting on October 7th, Extinction Rebellion groups across the world will gather in key cities to rebel. In the UK, we will peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and nonviolently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW. Other nonviolent actions will target corporations, ministries and infrastructure that maintain our toxic system. Respect existence or expect resistance.
With the insurgent activism around climate in the face of crisis, a Marxist book on climate is timely. John Walker reviews Alan Thornett's book, Facing the Apocalypse: Arguments for Ecosocialism.
In part 2 of their film from the 20 September climate strike, Tony Aldis and Colin Revolting from OpenEye Film asked youth strikers in London what needs to be done about climate chaos.