As capitalism continues with business as usual, climate change is fast expanding the gap between rich and poor between and within nations, and imposing unparalleled suffering on those least able to protect themselves. In THE GLOBAL FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE, anticapitalist activists from five continents offer radical answers to the most important questions of our time:
** Why is capitalism destroying the conditions that make life on Earth possible?
** How can we stop the destruction before it is too late? “
In 46 essays on topics ranging from the food crisis to carbon trading to perspectives from indigenous peoples, they make a compelling case that saving the world from climate catastrophe will require much more than tinkering with technology or taxes. Only radical social change can prevent irreversible damage to the earth and civilization.
“Essential reading for everyone who is serious about confronting the climate emergency.” -Emma Murphy, co-editor, Green Left Weekly
EDITED BY IAN ANGUS
Ian Angus, who wrote several of the articles in this book and selected the others from a wide range of authors and movements, is one of the world’s best-known ecosocialist activists. He is editor of the online journal Climate and Capitalism, which has been described as “the most reliable single source of information and strategic insights for climate justice.” Ian is also Associate Editor of Socialist Voice, an Advisory Editor of Socialist Resistance, and a founding member of the Ecosocialist International Network. He lives in Ontario, Canada.
THE GLOBAL FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
Editor: Ian Angus
Publisher: Resistance Books (London)
Publication Date: July 2009
Trade paperback: 6” x 9” (15cm x 23cm)