The Solution to Climate Despair Is Disaster Communism
People around the world are feeling terror grief, and despair. The threat of climate change is real. But it doesn’t mean humanity will slide inevitably into barbarism and extinction. “Disaster Communism” offers a way out. A response to Jonathan Franzen.
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 19, 2019
Capitalism Is Responsible for Climate Change
Global climate change is not the responsibility of humans in general. It is the result of the way in which production is organized on our planet. In other words, it is the responsibility of capitalism. A contribution to the debate from our sister site in Mexico.
Farid ReyesSeptember 17, 2019
Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet—Let’s Destroy Capitalism!
An international declaration of the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International on the Global Climate Strike taking place from September 20 to 27.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalSeptember 15, 2019
10 Things You Need to Know about the Fires in the Amazon
Who is behind the fires being set in the Amazon? What is happening to the people displaced because of deforestation? What consequences will this have for the environment? Here are the ten things you need to know about the fires currently consuming the Amazon basin.
Ana RiveraSeptember 14, 2019
The Fires in the Amazon Were Set on Purpose
Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported a record total of 72,843 fires this year, an 80 percent increase compared to 2018. Almost 10,000 of those fires were spotted in the last week. These fires were set on purpose and Bolsonaro is to blame.
Maryam AlanizAugust 22, 2019
Hundreds of Thousands of Students Join the Climate Strike in Germany, Around the World
The #FridaysForFuture protests have expanded to 1,500 cities in 150 countries. Today hundreds of thousands of students left their classrooms and took the streets around the world. In Berlin, for example, almost 30,000 joined the #ClimateStrike.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 15, 2019
Trump Rescues Coal Profits — As Coal Workers Are Dying
Trump portrayed himself as a friend of coal workers on the campaign trail. But the administration has sat idly by as hundreds of miners are slowly dying of black lung.
Robert BelanoDecember 27, 2018
Nationalization or Buyout: What Should be Done with the Fossil Fuel Companies?
Writing in Jacobin, Peter Gowan argues that the government should buy a "controlling stake" in the fossil fuel companies. Does this offer a true solution for the economic and ecological crises?
Robert BelanoMay 18, 2018
A Resistance Movement for the Planet – Full Interview
Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. Market-based solutions are ineffectual. John Bellamy Foster, a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and the editor of Monthly Review, speaks about the kind of program necessary to stop this catastrophe.
John Bellamy FosterJuly 2, 2017