The fate of advanced human civilisation and perhaps of our species itself hangs in the balance. Fuelled by human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, global warming is advancing at a pace inconceivable to scientists just a few years ago.
Along with the sheer brutality and horror inflicted on Palestinians, the massacre in Gaza has resulted in a serious political setback for Israel. Internationally, support for the Israeli apartheid state has been weakened and Hamas’ legitimacy has skyrocketed.
Germany began a "super election year" on January 18 when the west German state of Hesse went to the polls for the second time in twelve months.
On January 19, Access Economics interrupted the rosy consensus among economists that the Australian economy may avoid recession, arguing that the economy was already contracting and would fall into recession within the first three months of 2009.
The scientific evidence is conclusive. The delicate ecological balance of the planet is being destroyed.
The following is a statement released by the socialist youth organisation, Resistance.
There is a humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, where the Tamil minority in the islands north and east are facing annihilation at the hands of the Sinhalese-dominated government.
Compelling evidence of the Zimbabwe governments criminality in the area of health and human rights was released in Johannesburg on January 14 by Physicians for Human Rights in its report, Health in Ruins: A Man-Made Disaster in Zimbabwe.
“Perhaps one day we will understand how wrong our actions in this region have been from time immemorial.”
According to the signatories of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration, “humanity today faces a stark choice: ecosocialism or barbarism”.