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30/08/21
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Photo of a French tuberculosis ‘preventorium.’ We’re doing less to protect children from COVID-19. Photo: The Casas-Rodríguez Postcard Collection, Creative Commons licensed.

Aug. 30, 2021

Politicians are ignoring the threat, especially to our children. Citizens have to step up and do what our leaders won’t.

When governments play with viral fires, it is ordinary citizens, including our unvaccinated children, that get burned.

And so the fourth wave has arrived in our midst like some crazed arsonist in a dry forest under a heat dome.

24/08/21
Author: 
Sam Gindin
Workers on computers - For workers, competition undermines their most important weapon, solidarity, weakening their potential class power. (@arlington_research / Unsplash)

A key point in the text is the need for one or more political organizations that have the organizing capacity to go beyond unions in fostering an understanding of the need for CLASS Solidarity! - Gene McGuckin

June 14, 2021

31/08/20
Author: 
Patrick Brethour

[Very interesting. I'm wondering when the other shoes might start dropping.  Those shoes could include evolving employment insurance into a "benefit" too small to actually live on, thus forcing people to take low-wage jobs. Or, it might transform, slowly or quickly, into what right-wingers want--a catch-all payment that replaces free health care, education, and other social services, which can then be privatised and charge fees. Gene McGuckin - ecosocialistsvancouver.org]

Aug. 30, 2020

23/08/20
Author: 
Mel Bienenfeld
Democratic Socialists of America marching with banner

[ Interesting Assessment Of The Democratic Socialists Of America - Will Offley]

In this piece, veteran socialist Mel Bienenfeld, provides an overview and assessment of DSA’s approach to social movements based on the historic approach to these questions by the revolutionary socialist tradition.

30/01/20
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Global Ecosocialist Network
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Posted on January 30, 2020

Activists on five continents form a new international association, a network of ecosocialists to coordinate activity and build worldwide resistance to capitalist ecocide


Climate & Capitalism is pleased and excited to announce formation of the Global Ecosocialist Network. We encourage all C&C readers to support this important initiative to strengthen ecosocialism around the world

07/01/20
Author: 
The Energy Mix
‘GROUNDBREAKING’ SUPREME COURT RULING MANDATES FAST CARBON CUT IN THE NETHERLAND - CIEL/Twitter

Dutch campaigners are declaring an “immense victory for climate justice” after a strongly-worded supreme court judgement December 20 upheld governments’ human rights duty to protect citizens from climate change and ordered The Netherlands to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by the end of this year.

28/11/19
Author: 
Ian Angus
Capitalism is the Problem - Image by The All-Nite Images via Flickr
November 19, 2019
 
Environmental destruction isn’t driven by human nature or mistaken ideas. It is an inevitable consequence of a system built on capital accumulation.

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus spoke at an educational conference organized by Socialist Action 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:

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