Australia, Environment

Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires

Marx21's Australian sibling organization Solidarity shares an update on the catastrophic and climate-change driven fires engulfing the country. Double the area of the 2019 Amazon fires burnt. Apocalyptic scenes as skies turned red and smoke turned day into night. Thousands stranded in coastal holiday areas. Cities blanketed by smoke, producing some of the worst air… Continue reading Climate emergency as Australia hit by unprecedented fires

Environment

Eyewitness report • A view from inside the Extinction Rebellion

October 7 marked the beginning of the “Extinction Rebellion’s” week of revolt. Activists around the world put their bodies on the line to draw attention to government inaction and capitalism’s culpability in the ongoing climate crisis. The movement has arisen in response to mounting evidence, especially over the past year, that the depth and timetable… Continue reading Eyewitness report • A view from inside the Extinction Rebellion

Environment

The climate crisis & socialist strategy

Crisis, economic and otherwise Typically, we think of capitalism’s crises as economic, but of course, they can also be environmental. As the ecologist Jason Moore’s work has shown, our epoch’s crisis is not the first time a regime of capital accumulation has run up against environmental limits and has been forced to adjust itself accordingly.… Continue reading The climate crisis & socialist strategy