Coldest Weather in Decades Hits Brazil — Climate Change Is to Blame
This month, on the heels of the country’s worst drought in a century, Brazil has experienced historic cold weather. The effects on agriculture could have negative consequences across the world.
Otto ForsJuly 30, 2021
We Are Thirsty!: Thousands Take to the Streets in Response to Iran’s Escalating Water Crisis
Over the past week, thousands of multi-ethnic Iranians have demonstrated in response to Iran’s water crisis and power blackouts. These protests, in conjunction with massive oil strikes and strikes in other sectors, highlight the discontent of a large swath of the Iranian population that faces a sanctions-battered economy and a repressive bourgeois regime.
Maryam AlanizJuly 21, 2021
“They Just Don’t Care”: Environmental Racism and Detroit
The Boynton neighborhood, where activist Emma Lockridge resides, is located within Detroit 48217, known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. For the past eight years, Emma and her community have been fighting to force Marathon Petroleum to buy out their homes.
Emma BoyhtariJuly 14, 2021
How Bad Will it Get? Climate Catastrophe and Capitalism
As recent events make clear, our world has been irreversibly changed. Adequately responding to the changes already baked into the climate --- and learning how to thrive in this new world while avoiding the worst case scenarios still on the horizon --- will require nothing less than the revolutionary overthrow of the very system that created these problems.
James Dennis HoffJuly 8, 2021
The Northwest Heatwave Killed Hundreds and Capitalists Won’t Stop Fossil Fuel Extraction
Record-breaking temperatures were felt across the Pacific Northwest in the past week, affecting 13 million people and creating deadly wildfires and thunderstorms. The connection between extreme weather and climate change is as clear as ever, but neither Biden nor Trudeau are capable of taking meaningful action.
Robert BelanoJuly 3, 2021
Ravaged by Climate Change: 400,000 On the Brink of Starvation in Madagascar
Over one million people in southern Madagascar are food insecure, while almost half a million are on the brink of starvation. Climate change is to blame, and capitalism ensures that the Global South will pay the highest price.
Otto ForsJuly 2, 2021
A Native-Led Fight Against Pipeline Construction Has Begun in Minnesota
Native water protectors in Minnesota are waging a battle against the Line 3 pipeline construction which violates their treaties and threatens the environment.
Sam CarlinerJune 15, 2021
Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique
John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021