Environment

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

The world’s climate is in crisis due to global warming. And time is running out. Environmental scientists caution that warming be held to 1.50C to avoid catastrophic changes. This year, each month has been at least 10C hotter than the baseline of the 1.50C limit. July was the hottest month on record. Each of the […]

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas
By September 12, 2016 Read More →

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas

British Columbia is the centre of several vital struggles against the continued expansion of fossil fuel exports, and mounting global warming and environmental destruction. The battle against the two proposed pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the coast, Kinder Morgan to Vancouver and Enbridge to Kitimat, continues. The port of Vancouver is still pushing […]

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue #4 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Fire Devastates Fort McMurray
By May 14, 2016 Read More →

Fire Devastates Fort McMurray

On the evening of May 3 the entire population of the city of Fort McMurray was ordered to leave as the ‘beast’ of an out-of-control wildfire swept towards it. 94,000 people fled their homes in a few short hours, from Fort McMurray and other nearby northern Alberta communities. Most people had a terrifying drive through […]

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By April 30, 2016 Read More →

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue 3 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: A pdf is available here.

The Dialectical Legacy of Richard Levins (1930-2016)

The Dialectical Legacy of Richard Levins (1930-2016)

The ecologist Richard Levins, who passed away in January, was a revolutionary in more ways than one. He made numerous scientific contributions in population genetics, biomathematics, and community ecology, and he served as the head of the human ecology program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was also blacklisted under McCarthyism in the […]

The Poisoning of Flint
By March 3, 2016 Read More →

The Poisoning of Flint

First published on the US Socialist Alternative website, January 27 2016 A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Flint, Michigan. A belated response to a severe lead contamination of the city’s drinking water – which itself was the result of a bid to save money, no matter what the human costs, […]

Climate Talks: 25 years of Hot Air

Climate Talks: 25 years of Hot Air

For 25 years, establishment politicians have talked about tackling global warming – since discussions held in the run-up to the Earth summit of 1992. Most of them now agree that human action is driving potentially catastrophic climate change. But, they have done nothing to deal with this threat, bound as they are to the profit-driven […]

A World of Change – Welcome to the Anthropocene

A World of Change – Welcome to the Anthropocene

Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive. The pace of change accelerated rapidly with the development of agriculture and class-based society. It hit breakneck speed in the industrial revolution, and with post-war scientific and technological breakthroughs. Many now say that we have entered a distinctive geological […]

Marxism and the Environment

Marxism and the Environment

Marxism is often mistakenly accused of taking the environment for granted – in the pursuit of the economic growth needed to alleviate poverty and want. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Drawing on the works of Marx and Engels, and the experience of the first years of the Russian revolution. There are two […]