Agriculture

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Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books on unequal epidemics, biotech in Africa, capitalist greed, climate history, fracking and corporate crime.

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Coral Wynter reviews Ultra-Processed People, by Chris van Tulleken, which looks at the industrialised chemicals and processed components that make up the ultra-processed food we buy in supermarkets.

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Make Rojava Green Again reports on the conditions, hardships and potential for ecological changes in a region that is undergoing a social revolution and constantly facing military attacks on civil infrastructure and agricultural sites.

Thousands of people joined the Bob Brown Foundation’s nation-wide “March for Forests”, aiming to ramp up pressure on Labor to stop logging scarce native forests. 

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Four years on from the outbreak of COVID-19, Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces new reads for reds and greens, including four important new books on capitalism and the pandemic.

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As French President Emmanuel Macron’s government, under new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, moves ever further to the right, a radical mass movement is again shaking the country, writes John Mullen.

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Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) chairperson and former member of parliament Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj was arrested on October 24 for blocking a bulldozer attempting to destroy farmland in Kanthan, in the state of Perak, reports Peter Boyle.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents new books on Cuba’s degrowth, viruses, Bluefin tuna, small farm solutions, capitalism, slavery and poverty.

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Water, farming, nuclear tests, copper mining, new biology, and sugar. Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six books to help understand and change the world.

Farmers in NSW are furious that Scott Morrison’s gas-led recovery plan has been quietly continued by Labor, threatening the prime crop-growing soil and water of the Condamine Floodplain and Liverpool Plains. Elena Garcia reports.

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A 16-year-old boy died in a Wisconsin sawmill while states loosen 80-year-old child labour laws, aiming to bring in super exploitable child labour, especially in non-unionised industries, reports Malik Miah.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Wildfires, deadly heat, climate strategy, sensing the world, anti-science, mining resistance. Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six important new books for reds and greens.