More people are saying “politics is broken” and it is not hard to see why. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, fixing the situation will require breaking the enormous power fossil fuel corporations have over the major parties.
Green Left Radio’s Jacob Andrewartha interviewed climate activist and Socialist Alliance member Margarita Windisch on January 24 about the Austrian Green Party’s (Greens) deal with the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), in which the Greens have agreed to support the ÖVP’s xenophobic and Islamophobic policies in exchange for vague commitments on climate change.
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Humanity is currently faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: economic, social, political, over food – and over climate change, which is threatening the very existence of millions of people.
These crises have many of the same root causes, going to the core of our economic system. The economic and climate crises are both embedded parts of the capitalist economy.
Extinction Rebellion activists disrupted numerous intersections in Brisbane’s CBD on July 11.
The Resources Technology Showcase (RTS) is a mining, oil and gas industry conference. Some of the world's biggest climate criminals will be represented, including Chevron, Woodside, BHP & Shell. These companies profit from fueling climate change, stealing Indigenous land and exploiting workers.
Rather than allowing them to continue their business as usual which is pushing us closer to a climate catastrophe, we will be protesting their conference.