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The Larger Struggle: Mitigating Capitalism

The Larger Struggle: Mitigating Capitalism Hans Baer |Climate and Capitalism | 11 July, 2019 The climate movement both at the international level and within specific countries is quite disparate, meriting a distinction between climate activists per se and climate justice activists. Representatives


A different Eskom: Achieving a just energy transition for South Africa

A different Eskom: Achieving a just energy transition for South Africa Sandra van Niekerk | DailyMaverick | 04 July, 2019 The knee-jerk reaction of both government and many commentators to the crisis of Eskom has been to tout unbundling as the major solution


What ever happened to the Energy Transition?

What ever happened to the Energy Transition? John Treat | Amandla 64 | June 2019 Anyone trying to understand what’s happening with the world’s energy systems right now can be forgiven if they are confused. On one hand, most people


Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism.

Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? Phil McDuff | Original Source: The Guardian | 18 March, 2019 Climate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg,


The Student Strike to Save the Climate Will Leave a Mark

The Student Strike to Save the Climate Will Leave a Mark Piero Bevilacqua | Original Source: Il Manifesto | 27  March, 2019   The event taking place today, the world’s first Global Climate Strike for the Future, is destined to


“Act on the Climate Crisis to Save our People and the Planet” – African Women’s Movements and Women-led organisations

Act on the Climate Crisis! Save our People and the Planet! 25 March, 2019 African women’s movements, movements and women-led organisations call on our governments, the United Nations, and African Union to act on the climate crisis to save our


Climate Strike – 15 March

This is a call to join the Cape Town Climate Strike this Friday 15th March! Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, hundreds of students and activists will gather in Cape Town outside parliament and stand up for the climate


Understanding the Green New Deal

Understanding the Green New Deal Amandla Compilation | 5 March 2019 Stopping the destructive effects of industrial, capitalist civilization is now considered by many on the left to be the defining challenge of our time. The vast majority of scientists


Parastatals: Privatisation won’t solve the crisis

Parastatals: Privatisation won’t solve the crisis By Michael Nassen Smith, Carilee Osborne | Original Source: Mail & Guardian | 25 February 2019 South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are in crisis. Last month, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba issued dire warnings about


The struggle to socialise Eskom

The struggle to socialise Eskom By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 18 February 2019 Being identified as the villains, even before the government makes public its much anticipated and discussed Eskom rescue plans, is some achievement. The


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

 

Climate Jobs Booklet (2011)

One Million Climate Jobs