Climate Change and COVID-19 on Earth Day 2020

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, April 16, 2020 If there is a silver lining to be found in the horrific coronavirus pandemic, it may be that major industrial countries are reporting unprecedented drops in air pollution levels. This is due to measures taken to stem the spread of COVID-19, including widespread factory shutdowns and radically reduced vehicular and[…]

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Forever Chemicals

by Robert Hunziker, published in CounterCurrents, February 29, 2020 Throughout the history of Western Civilization there are times,but only on rare occasions, when people en masse feel compelled to run into the streets, similar to the storming of the Bastille 1789,screaming at the top of their lungs: “Stop the Madness!” Now is one of those times, as only recently Feb[…]

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In Defence of Mother Earth System Change, Not Climate Change! We Have a Right to Life!

By Alison Bodine, published in Fire This Time, November, 2019 Issue “We made a decision to move forward on the pipeline because it was in the interest of Canada to do so because the environment and the economy need to go together. We will be continuing with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.” – Prime Minister elect Justin Trudeau, during his[…]

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Capitalism versus Life on Earth

by Ian Angus, published on Socialist Action, December 4, 2019 Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus spoke at an educational conference organized by Socialist Action Canada in Toronto, on November 16, 2019. His talk has been edited for publication. These sentences are from a recent report on the consequences of climate change: “Sea level rise, changes in water and food[…]

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An “Inconvenient Truth” that Al Gore Missed

By Michael Eisenscher In a recent interview with The Real News , actor and activist John Cusack made a simple but profoundly important point: “[Y]ou can’t separate climate justice and militarism’, he said, ”… because the drones are going to follow the fresh water, and the soldiers are going to protect the oil, and then if things go on as[…]

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Water Water Everywhere……

by Philip A Farruggio, published on Countercurrents, November 13, 2019 I just interviewed former World Bank staff member and geopolitical analyst Peter Koenig via telephone at his home in Geneva. Koenig had just returned from South America , a place where he has travelled to many times . One of the issues that he is very passionate about is the[…]

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Millions Say: Change the System, Not the Climate!

by Jeff Mackler,  published on Socialist Action,  October 9, 2019 The week of unprecedented massive and worldwide climate mobilizations that began on Friday, Sept. 20, represented an historic breakthrough in the consciousness of the world’s people. An estimated 7.6 million people in 185 countries from every continent on earth except Antarctica mobilized in unprecedented numbers to condemn the governments and[…]

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Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis

by Aviva Chomsky, Published on Consortium News, August 22, 2019               (from TomDispatch, August 6, 2019) When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory, as climate change’s momentum outpaces predictions. In such a situation, in a country whose president and administration seem hell-bent on doing everything[…]

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The 9% Lie: Industrial Food and Climate Change

by Ronnie Cummins, published on Countercurrents, July 27, 2019 The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and world) body politic, as well as a growing number of politicians, activists and even U.S. farmers. This great awakening has arrived just in time, given the record-breaking temperatures, violent weather, crop failures and massive waves of forced[…]

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