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Is there time for system change?

Is there time for system change?

The IPCC Report’s warning in October 2018 that the world has twelve years to avoid climate disaster was undoubtedly a major factor in galvanising a global wave of climate change activism, especially in the form of Greta Thunberg and mass school strikes and the Extinction Rebellion movement.

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Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai before the crowd at Climate Strike Thailand event in May. Photo: Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai / Courtesy

Towards a global climate strike

The Global Ecosocialist Network (GEN) is asking its members and affiliated organisations to popularise the idea of a global climate strike coinciding with the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.

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Tsunami Ruins, Japan, 2011. Photo: CC BY 2.0/Yisris.

Revolution or ruin

We know how the first paragraph begins. We’ve read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn’t deny it any longer. The world is burning.

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Oil price collapse and the crisis

Oil price collapse & the crisis

Is oil a stranded asset? Or is the system defunct? This thought-provoking talk was given by Andy Higginbottom, Associate Professor in the Politics Department of Kingston University in Britain. In this talk he looks at Marx’s theory of rent as surplus profit and its parallels within the oil markets.

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