Capitalism

15/10/19
Author: 
Kevin Orland and Chris Fournier

[Video at link here.]

Dan Edwards watched Fort McMurray, Alberta, turn into the insolvency capital of Canada from a brown brick warehouse on King Street, home to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

15/10/19
Author: 
Kyunghee Park, Molly Schuetz and Yoolim Lee
October 10, 2019
 
12/10/19
Author: 
Patrick Greenfield
The CEOs of BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, which together oversee assets worth more than China’s entire GDP. Illustration: Guardian Design

Oct. 12, 2019

Data reveals crucial role of BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard in climate crisis

The world’s three largest money managers have built a combined $300bn fossil fuel investment portfolio using money from people’s private savings and pension contributions, the Guardian can reveal.

BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, which together oversee assets worth more than China’s entire GDP, have continued to grow billion-dollar stakes in some of the most carbon-intensive companies since the Paris agreement, financial data shows.

03/10/19
Author: 
Keston K Perry
People march in Cite Soleil area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise [Chandan Khanna/AFP]
30 Sept 2019

Decades of neoliberalism, neocolonialism and now climate injustice have pushed Haiti to the brink. By succumbing to international pressure to cut subsidies, the Haitian government accommodated foreign agendas but endangered the survival of its own population. The country produces just 0.02 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and yet its people are paying a disproportionate price for abiding by international financial standards and emission controls.
 
03/10/19
Author: 
Kai Nagata - Dogwood BC
The B.C. government is ready to enact a new Environmental Assessment law that could go a long way toward protecting the environment when new mines and other industrial projects are proposed.

But all of it is worthless if companies continue to dodge the Environmental Assessment process altogether – and I’m afraid that’s why I’m writing to you today.

30/09/19
Author: 
Maj. Danny Sjurse
To many, the American war in Afghanistan—which on Oct. 7 will enter its 19th year—is a prime symptom of the disease of empire. Above, a U.S. Army National Guard staff sergeant in a battle zone there in 2012. (Lt. Benjamin Addison / U.S. Army)

[Note: Superb article by a retired US Army major (combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, associate professor of history, West Point).  Straight from the horses' mouth.  Another Smedley Butler. - Will Offley]

23/09/19
Author: 
Greta Thunburg

[Editor: If you have not heard and watched this speach you should do so - click  here.]

 

This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be standing here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to me for hope? How dare you!

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing.

23/09/19
Author: 
Vancouver Ecosocialists

Election offers only partial solutions

Roll Up Your Sleeves,

For the Green New Deal

   Our federal election should let us choose a climate justice plan to remedy global climate disruption and growing economic inequality. But, at best, the major parties offer only extremely partial solutions.

22/09/19
Author: 
Russ Christianson
Germany’s Post Office (Deutsche Post) developed and began manufacturing Streetscooter battery electric vans in 2016 to replace its 70,000 vehicle fleet.

The Case For Nationalization and Conversion of the Oshawa GM Plant

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