VESG

18/02/17
Author: 
Michael A. Lebowitz
LeftStreamed - Recorded in Athens -- 14 January 2017:

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If You Don’t Understand the Second Product,
You Understand Nothing About Marx's Capital
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The following talk was given at the International conference "150 years
Karl Marx's Capital - Reflections for the 21st century" held in Athens,
Greece on January 14-15, 2017. Organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung -
Athens Office in cooperation with Theseis, the conference discussed the
12/03/17
Author: 
West Coast Environmental Law

Feb 11, 2017 - Last week, the BC NDP released its “Clean Growth Climate Action Plan.” Unfortunately for both the NDP and public debate on climate policy, much of the media coverage focused less on the plan, and more on a leak of the plan by the BC Liberals.  

08/02/17
Author: 
Karin Baker

I READ PLENTY of articles, short and long, on all sorts of topics, but — I hesitate to mention this to ATC readers — I rarely read full length nonfiction books. But those by Michael A. Lebowitz, including his recent The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now (Monthly Review Press, 2015), have been an easy exception. It is a pleasure and a relief to read theory that has such practical application to the questions socialists must address in our work to transform the world.

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05/01/17
Author: 
CBC Staff

[VESG member reports:"David Black of Black Press was on the CBC Early Edition this morning arguing against Kinder Morgan and for setting up a refinery on the north coast instead (Prince Rupert?).  He had some interesting nuggets on the Exxon Valdez grounding.

1) The ship lost only 8% of its load. [Editor: Black said an eighth of its load]

2) The most intensive part of the cleanup took four years.

3) 11,000 workers and 1,400 vessels were involved.

4) Only 7% of the spill was actually able to be cleaned up.

22/11/16
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Please forward to everyone you know
 
Are you ready to add more power to the transcontinental movement against unnecessary and harmful new tar sands pipelines (they're all unnecessary and harmful)? You can do this by helping to join the struggles against the Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipelines. 
14/10/16
Author: 
Roger Annis

Author and environmentalist Naomi Klein published a feature article in the Globe and Mail‘s edition of Saturday, Sept 24 in which she defends against its detractors the Leap Manifesto issued in Canada in April 2016. Her unique argument in this essay explains that Canada’s “founding economic myth” has been that of the ‘good’ created by the vast pillaging of the country’s natural resources following the arrival of settlers from Europe.

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