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Marxist Ecology, Environmental Science and Ecological Crisis

The environment movement we have, and the one we need

The environment movement we have, and the one we need

The ecological crisis—the disasters of earth, water, air and fire that are afflicting the global environment and the human society that depends on it—is a crisis of capitalism’s making. Karl Marx famously described capital as coming into the world “dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt”.

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A river in the territory of the Mississauga people, in Ontario, Canada. Photo by Avexnim Cojti.

More important than gold, water should not be traded on Wall Street

Water is essential for life, access to fresh water is a human right, and most importantly, water is sacred. Water is life.

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Jakarta farmers protest (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Global angle to the Farmer protests

The farmers’ movement for the repeal of the three farm laws which affect them closely but have been rammed through without consulting them, has now entered its second month.

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Warriors of the Sunrise addressing media after the lighting of a ceremonial fire to kick-off Sovereignty Camp 2020.

These indigenous women are leading a land struggle against the wealthiest people in the U.S.

While the United States shudders in the shambles of another election year, whether from a collective sigh of relief or fear of what’s to come, a different system of governance blooms in a swath of woodlands jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.

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How The Fracking Revolution Is Killing the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry

How the fracking revolution is killing the U.S. oil and gas industry

After over a decade of the much-hyped U.S. fracking miracle, the U.S. oil and gas industry is having to deal with years of losses and falling asset values which has dealt the industry a serious financial blow. This is despite the fracking revolution delivering record oil and gas production for the past decade, peaking in 2019.

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Global warming vulnerable tipping points

Engels’ struggle for a dialectical concept of nature

To prevent climate catastrophe, revolutionary decisions are needed based on a widespread understanding of the “dialectics of nature”, which Friedrich Engels, on his joint mission with Karl Marx, sought to explain.

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Climate and environmental crisis

Climate and environmental crisis: Sorcerer’s apprentices at the World Bank and the IMF

In December 2020, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate, the UN General Secretary sounded the alarm because the situation has fundamentally worsened. In this article we analyze what the World Bank and the IMF have done in connection with the environmental crisis and climate change.

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Tom Vilsack in 2012. U.S. Department of Agriculture

Joe Biden wants racist servant of big business in charge of U.S. agriculture

President-elect Joe Biden’s recent nomination of Tom Vilsack to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is causing widespread outrage among food justice activists and Black farmers.

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The Yes Men performing an earlier hoax to highlight climate breakdown.

We can’t bank on climate action

Bank of England forced to deny taking basic climate actions after hoax from laughtervists, the Yes Men.

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UN climate report calls out global elite as cause of the crisis

The UN Emissions Gap Report released on Dec. 9, shows how far off the mark we are for averting complete climate catastrophe. Current global emissions reduction policies have us on track for 3.5 C warming by 2100, which would be catastrophic for life on Earth.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of the Budget, The United States at War, Development and Administration of the War Program by the Federal Government, Washington DC: The U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947, p. 104.

The planning and politics of conversion: World War II lessons for a Green New Deal—Part 1

This post highlights the successful government directed wartime reorientation of the U.S. economy from civilian to military production, an achievement that both demonstrates the feasibility of a rapid Green New Deal transformation of the U.S. economy and points to the kinds of organizational capacities we will need to develop.

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No, Joe Biden isn’t going to save us from climate catastrophe

No, Joe Biden isn’t going to save us from climate catastrophe

Many have celebrated Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. presidential election as a major turning point in the battle to save the world from climate catastrophe. The liberal media have been Biden’s main advocates. For example, a 12 November editorial in the Guardian argued: “Joe Biden’s win will make a big difference to international efforts […]

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Paul jay

Are “net-zero” emissions a smoke screen?

Peter Carter of the Climate Emergency Institute says “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050 and targeting 2 degrees warming are a recipe for runaway climate catastrophe. On theAnalysis.news podcast with Paul Jay.

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the Keeling Curve

Greenhouse gases set new record, despite COVID-19 lockdown

Top meteorologist: only a complete transformation of our industrial, energy and transport systems can stop climate change.

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