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Climate Change

Empty, Toothless Pledges to End Deforestation by 2030 at COP26

At the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, more than 110 countries pledged to halt deforestation by 2030. The agreement, though, is non-binding, and as capitalism and extractivism both go unchallenged, it is virtually guaranteed to fail.

Axomalli Villanueva

November 6, 2021

Tariffs to Fight Climate Change? It’s a Capitalist Ruse

At COP26, the leading capitalist countries are pushing the idea of tariffs on certain exports as a way to reduce emissions. But these proposals are really about shoring up Western capitalism’s ability to compete with China.

Scott Cooper

November 6, 2021

Biden Greenwashes U.S. Capitalism at COP26

Biden is using the spectacle of COP26 to pretend that he’s committed to fighting climate change. Yet he’s spent the past six months supporting every attack on environmentalism that capital has required of him.

Sam Carliner

November 4, 2021

The Climate Conference in Glasgow Is Just “COP-out 26”

The climate crisis demands urgent changes to the world economy. This would require bringing the fossil fuel companies into public ownership and rapidly expanding renewable energy. Yet none of this is on the agenda at COP26.

Michael Roberts

November 1, 2021

COP26: An Environmental and PR Masquerade for the Pyromaniac Leaders of the Great Powers

On the eve of new multilateral climate negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow, China and Russia are deserting the framework, while the West takes the opportunity to cloak itself in green. As is to be expected, the outcome will, at best, be whistling in the wind.

Violette Renée

October 30, 2021

Shortages and Supply Chain Disruptions Are about Capitalism, Not Covid

Amid all the talk of global supply chain disruptions, the real cause — production for profit — has been largely ignored.

James Dennis Hoff

October 19, 2021

Climate Summits Won’t Save Us: We Need to Protest COP26

For the past three decades a select group of world leaders, scientists and environmental NGOs have regularly met at such international gatherings. Yet despite all the discussions global emissions have continued their relentless rise.

Xavier Dupé

October 7, 2021

Leaders Responsible for the Climate Crisis Gathered to “Save the Planet” at the World Conservation Congress in France

In Marseille, France, the bosses of big corporations and government officials, including Emmanuel Macron, met in early September in a summit sponsored by Nutella to discuss the preservation of biodiversity. Between ineffective measures and promoting green capitalism, the Congress of Nature was, in reality, the latest farce to serve the most polluting corporations.

Antoine Weil

October 4, 2021

Over 1,000 Fires in Minas Gerais, Brazil Over Four Days — Is Agribusiness Responsible?

Over 1,000 fires have broken out in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais over four days. Agribusiness in the area may be the culprit.

Esquerda Diário

September 26, 2021