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What is ecosocialism?

What is ecosocialism? By Joel Kovel | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 08 February 2019 This is an edited version of an article that was first published on the website of Solidarity, a “socialist, feminist, anti-racist organisation”. Homo sapiens has been


Climate change: the long suicide revisited

Climate change: the long suicide revisited By Jeff Rudin | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 01 February 2018 The single greatest threat to the future of human-kind is an unknown to most people alive today. That is some thought. Giving the


2019 is the year to embrace energy democracy – or face social and climate breakdown

2019 is the year to embrace energy democracy – or face social and climate breakdown By Susann Scherbarth and Sean Sweeney | Original Source: opendemocracy.net | 21 January 2019 “If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what


Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa

Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa By Vishwas Satgar | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 09 January 2019 The end of the human race is a very real prospect in the context of climate change and ultimately a heating


Nomvula Mokonyane: A primer for week one at Environmental Affairs

Nomvula Mokonyane: A primer for week one at Environmental Affairs By Kevin Bloom | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 26 November 2018 If we lived in a perfect world, there would be a stack of climate change reports waiting for Nomvula


Our Burning Planet: The Long Suicide revisited

Our Burning Planet: The Long Suicide revisited By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 23 November 2018 The single greatest threat to the future of humankind is an unknown to most people alive today. That is some thought.


Mining Charter is a reminder that we are our own liberators

Mining Charter is a reminder that we are our own liberators By Christopher Rutledge | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 31 October 2018 Minister Gwede Mantashe and the Ramaphosa Cabinet have withdrawn the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)


Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says By Tess Riley | Original source: The Guardian | 16 October 2018 A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling


Deathly Silence

Deathly Silence By George Monbiot | Original Source: The Guardian | 11 October 2018 We’re getting there, aren’t we? We’re making the transition towards an all-electric future. We can now leave fossil fuels in the ground and thwart climate breakdown.


Community Statement on the IRP 2018

Community Statement on the IRP 2018 AIDC | Community Statement | 5 October 2018 AIDC in collaboration with SAFCEI and “Project 90 by 2030” hosted a workshop on the recently released Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018. The aim of the


The Climate Crisis: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives, Edited by Vishwas Satgar

The Climate Crisis: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives, Edited by Vishwas Satgar Reviewed by: Janet Cherry | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 17 September 2018 Africa will be meeting only thirteen percent of its food needs by 2015.


The Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector

The Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector, Johannesburg 3 – 5 September 2018 Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 14 September 2018 AIDC, together with TNI (Transnational Institute, based in Amsterdam), and TUED (Trade Unions for


The imperative to “Reimagine Mining”

The imperative to “Reimagine Mining” By Bongi Maseko | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 5 September 2018 For many societies, mining has provided the platform for economies to shift from largely pastoral economies to fully fledged industrial ones. However, the


Land and agriculture: perspective of a Black woman farmer

Land and agriculture: perspective of a Black woman farmer By Yvette Abrahams | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 27 August 2018 I really appreciate that Amandla! Magazine has wisely invited me to write this piece. One of the most astonishing


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)

 

Climate Jobs Booklet (2011)

One Million Climate Jobs