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Redistribute land and revolutionise food production and distribution

Redistribute land and revolutionise food production and distribution By Marc Wegerif | Amandla! Magazine Issue 58 | 10 August 2018 The South African land debates of the last months have largely failed to address the wider restructuring of the food

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IEA warns of ‘worrying trend’ as global investment in renewables falls

IEA warns of ‘worrying trend’ as global investment in renewables falls By Adam Vaughan | Original Source: The Guardian | 18 July 2018 Fossil fuels increased share of energy supply investment last year – the first time since 2014. The

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The Land Question: A historical perspective on form and content

The Land Question: A historical perspective on form and content By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 3 July 2018 Land expropriation, with or without compensation, dominates South Africa’s over-abundance of contemporary controversies threatening to solidify existing divisions

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Eco-Marxism and deforestation

Eco-Marxism and deforestation By Muzomuhle Ntuli | Original Source: Pambazuka News | 13 June 2018 The article uses the Eco Marxist perspective to look at deforestation and the impact it has on Earth in terms of soil erosion, air pollution

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Marx’s Ecology: Recovered Legacy

Marx’s Ecology: Recovered Legacy by Michael Löwy | Original Source: Solidarity | 21 May 2018 WHILE MAINSTREAM ECOLOGICAL theory has been dismissive of Karl Marx, serious research in recent decades has recovered some of his very important insights on ecological

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Red and Green: The ecosocialist perspective

Red and Green: The ecosocialist perspective By Michael Löwy | Amandla! Magazine | 7 May 2018 The contemporary international political economy is marked by a great contradiction. On a planet characterised by finite resources, the economy is based on an absurd

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Eco-Socialism or Bust

Eco-Socialism or Bust By Thea Riofrancos, Robert Shaw & Will Speck | Original source: Jacobin | 24 April 2018 To confront climate change, we need to democratize, decarbonize, and decommodify our energy resources. At this past February’s “Alternative Models of

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Op-Ed: Renewable energy claims and counterclaims

Op-Ed: Renewable energy claims and counterclaims By  Shumi Mudavanhu & Jeff Rudin Until fairly recently, renewable energy was widely seen as being the welcome future that couldn’t come soon enough. This changed most dramatically, in March 2017, when a coal

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AMCU Statement on renewable energy and jobs

AMCU Statement on renewable energy and jobs Joseph Mathunjwa | 23 March 2018 | Most AMCU members work in the fossil fuel sectors, namely, mining and construction. They do this work not by choice but because capital, with the support

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Million Climate jobs monthly meeting | 28 March

One Million Climate Jobs Campaign WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH 2018 at 9.30 to 12.30 Venue – 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (AIDC) (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) Agenda Apologies Introductions Business before Climate – the Government’s Carbon Tax – Louise Naude (WWF)

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