No longer a vague threat on the horizon, people worldwide are beginning to suffer through ecological and climate disasters. All of these disasters are, for lack of a better phrase, only the tip of the iceberg. In all of these instances, it is working people who are hit the hardest, and who suffer the most from climate disasters.
By Jacob Aguillard A recent ice storm and freezing temperatures have created extremely difficult and deadly conditions for millions of Texans. Record low temperatures caused over 4 million Texans to lose power and exposed again just how capitalism fails and exploits the working class. In Texas, a state where “about 56 percent of Texas’ energyContinue reading “Texas Ice Storm Hits Working Class Hardest”
by Jacob Aguillard and J. N. B. For millions of Americans, 2020 has felt like a series of unrelenting disasters as life has been changed, disrupted, and destroyed since the early spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, destructive wildfires in the western U.S., and potential for a harsh winter this year are all symptoms of the comingContinue reading “Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action”
A widely-reviewed recent book by David Wallace-Wells, ‘The Uninhabitable Earth – A story of the future, presents a grim picture of the future consequences of continuing global warming. But the real story of the future is that socialist change can stop catastrophic climate change.
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Even an entire society, a nation or all simultaneously existing societies taken together are not owners of the earth, they are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations, asContinue reading “Socialist change not climate change!”
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Recent images of the Amazon rainforest ablaze highlighted the scale of change currently underway. At the height of the fires, an area the size of a football pitch was destroyed every minute. Greenland’s ice sheet alone has lost threeContinue reading “Climate change: What’s socialism got to do with it?”
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. On 22nd August South Korea gave Japan notice that it would not be extending the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA). The 2016 agreement allowed for the direct sharing of military intelligence between Japan, the Republic of KoreaContinue reading “South Korea and Japan trade dispute threatens ‘alliance’”