Climate Change

Climate Change, Nov 29 Demo – Broadsheet

Climate Change, Nov 29 Demo – Broadsheet

Socialist Alternative Canada produced a broadsheet for the November 29 Climate Change Demos across Canada, and around the world. The main article is an edited translation of a statement by Gauche Révolutionnaire (our sister organization in France) that was distributed in France and around the world. A pdf of the broadsheet is here  

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy
By March 24, 2015 Read More →

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has centred much of his economic and political strategy on building Canada into one of the largest carbon exporters in the world. Even before the sharp drop in the price of oil, coal and natural gas, this strategy was damaging to other and more important parts of the […]

Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan wants to turn Vancouver into a major bitumen exporting port. Bill Hopwood outlines the background of the campaign to stop Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and Chris Fofonoff writes about his arrest. Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline The company wants to rebuild its existing pipeline which was built to carry crude oil from Alberta to […]

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

Naomi Klein’s book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for a fundamental change of strategy to avoid disaster and instead seize the opportunity to “dramatically improve lives, close the gap between rich […]

What is the Way Forward for the Environmental Movement?

What is the Way Forward for the Environmental Movement?

Upwards of 400,000 people participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday. Billed as the largest climate change march in U.S. history, it far surpassed organizers’ original estimate of a 100,000 person turnout. The march was not only massive in size but also had a huge number of youth participants. It […]

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

On the eve of the historic climate march in NYC last weekend, over a thousand people packed into a church while hundreds more were turned away. They came to hear Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges and Bill McKibben. Thousands more have since watched this electrifying event on TV, YouTube and various news […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Global Warming is Real Across the world, people and environments are feeling the impacts of Global Warming – with increased flooding, storms and droughts. In 3 years (2011 & 2014), Manitoba has been hit by 2 floods, each described as once in 300 year events. The Arctic ice cover is shrinking. The Central Valley of […]

How Would Socialism Work? And How Could It Help Stop Climate Change?
By August 20, 2014 Read More →

How Would Socialism Work? And How Could It Help Stop Climate Change?

Humanity is at one of the most important crossroads in its 200,000 year history. Having spread across the globe about 30,000 years ago, we advanced through various stages of hunting and gathering to develop agriculture and animal husbandry 20,000 years later. This began a shift from human muscle power to animal muscle power as our […]

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

“It is already 10 past midnight” On Friday the 15th of November, 700 Belgian activists boarded a train to Warsaw specially chartered by “Climat et Justice Sociale” (Climate and Social Justice) to join a demonstration on the margins of the COP 19 (19th conference), the climate summit of the UN, which took place in the […]

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan destruction aggravated by capitalism

Thousands killed and 11 million affected by strongest storm ever Typhoon Haiyan (‘Yolanda’ in the Philippines) has caused destruction on a massive scale. This storm was three times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,400 people in the United States in 2005. Winds that ripped into the eastern Philippines on Friday 7 November were […]