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Javier Sethness, Truthout, April 19, 2014
Noam Chomsky: Liberation Ecology

There can be little doubt about the centrality and severity of the environmental crisis in the present day. Driven by the mindless "grow-or-die" imperative of capitalism, humanity's destruction of the biosphere has reached and even surpassed various critical thresholds, whether in terms of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, freshwater depletion, or chemical pollution.

Tithi Bhattacharya, Blog, April 2, 2020
Graffiti from Melbourne - Less Cops More Nurses

When I think back on this crisis in the years to come, two images will stay with me. One is of ordinary Italians singing to one another across balconies in solidarity with neighbors in isolation and caregivers on the frontlines. The other is that of the Indian police hosing down migrant workers and their children with bleach for ‘daring’ to walk cross country once their workplaces closed during lock down and no public transport was available for them to get home.

Joanna Bozuwa, J Mijin Cha, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Billy Fleming, Jim Goodwin, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Daniel M Kammen, Julian Brave NoiseCat, Mark Paul, Raj Patel, Thea Riofrancos, Medium, March 24, 2020
Daniel Denver, The Dig, January 15, 2020
The Dig logo

Daniel Denver of The Dig interviews Thea Riofrancos and Daniel Aldana Cohen, co-authors with Kate Aronoff and Alyssa Battistoni of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, December 13, 2019
Coal train

For nearly 30 years, America’s four biggest rail companies—which move the majority of the country’s coal—have spent millions to deny climate science and block climate policy.

David Klein, Climate and Capitalism, October 28, 2019
Curl's Bait Shop rides in the storm

'Into the Tempest’ argues for a transnational popular project that leads to globalization from below

Richard Smith, System Change Not Climate Change, August 12, 2019
Protest Outside a Hong Kong Police HQ | Iris Tong - VOA.

Ecosocialists must stand in support of the millions of democracy protesters in Hong Kong and call on American trade unions and the Left to join us. The Chinese Communist Party is on a suicide mission to destroy planet earth in its all-out drive to maximize economic growth to save the party-state ruling class even if that growth produces CO2 emissions that precipitate planetary ecological collapse. China’s emissions are already more than twice as large as those of the U.S. and growing, with a GDP just 63 % the size of the U.S.

Michael Sainato, The Guardian, August 12, 2019
Mountaintop removal  Chris Jordan-Bloch Earthjustice

Appalachia’s main industry is dying and some workers are looking to a new economic promise after Trump’s proves empty

Nick French, The Call, May 14, 2019
Sunrise Movement demonstration in San Francisco

Democratic Socialists of America activist Nick French argues for making the Green New Deal a major new organizing priority for DSA activists and the U.S. Left.  This article was originally published by The Call, an online publication of the Bread and Roses Caucus of DSA.

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