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If Marxism is to live up to its own maxim as a theory to not merely interpret the world but to change it, then it must include strong ecological theory and practice. The stakes are high. We still have a world to win — but we also have a world to lose.
Posted by John, January 13th, 2013 - under Barry O'Farrell, Bushfires, Community, Cooperation, Global Warming, Global carbon project, Revolution, Socialism, Socialism from below, Workers, Workers' councils, Working class.
In the reality of community that the bushfires have bought out in us lies our hope for the future; in the working class and its power to turn society on its head lies the reality of the realisation of a future with hope.
Imagine the car plants in Australia being geared up for production to address climate change. They could produce buses for mass public transport, light rail vehicles, high speed rail and trains, electric cars, solar and wind farms…
Capitalism’s manic drive for profit and its frenzied competition deny the possibility of addressing climate change in any real and concerted way. Only the democratic organisation of society and production to satisfy human need – socialism – can do that.
The response of the rest of the Australian community to the Queensland floods has been magnificent. Our hearts and wallets have gone out to the people affected. More importantly members of the local community have helped each other, looked after each other, cared for each other. The community response to the Queensland floods and our sense [...]
The environmental case for shutting down the Hazelwood power station is overwhelming. This brown-coal fired plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley produces 15 per cent of the state’s total carbon emissions, and it is the biggest carbon emitting facility in Australia. At 2005 report by the World Wildlife Fund listed Hazelwood as the most carbon intensive [...]
The citizens’ assembly is a Rudd like trick to give the impression of doing something when not actually doing anything at all on climate change. Remember the 2020 summit?
The only thing Australia is full of is environmental racists and their cousins – the Hansonite racists.
We must turn the world upside down until the polluters and their politicians back down and begin the urgent task of moving to a renewable energy economy and creating hundreds of thousands of high wage green jobs for those displaced by the end of killer coal.
Jonathon Hari in the Independent and re-printed in today’s Canberra Times calls for mass civil disobedience to stop global warming. He finishes by saying: ‘Copenhagen had one value, and one value alone. It has shown us that if we don’t act in our own self-defence now, nobody else will.’ As anyone who has read my [...]