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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.

As the climate emergency and extinction crises deepen, there is no choice but to struggle to democratise the economy so that it can be made to serve social needs and ecological sustainability. Peter Boyle reports.

Climate records are being broken by large margins and Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton are both failing to offer solutions writes Alex Bainbridge.

emissions from power plant and inset image of Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel, progressive anthropologist and author, gave the following speech at the 50th Anniversary Congress on the New International Economic Order, held in Havana, Cuba from April 28 to May 1.

Around 100 people attended the sold-out Brisbane premiere of the lively new climate action documentary Walanbaa Ngiiyani/Stronger Together, on May 25, reports Jim McIlroy.

In yet another public hand-out to fossil energy, NSW Labor has said the ageing Eraring coal-fired power station will stay open until 2027 to ensure a stable power supply. But there are other options, argue Zane Alcorn and Pip Hinman.

VI Encuentro Ecosocialista

The 6th International Ecosocialist Encounter (VI Encuentro Ecosocialista), drawing together representatives from more than 50 organisations in 15 countries, was held from May 10–11 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Green Left's Ben Radford attended the event.

anti-gas campaigners

Labor's decision to expand gas in a climate emergency reveals how much it has been captured by fossil fuel corporations. Pip Hinman reports. 

More than 5000 unionists, largely construction workers, marched through the CBD on May 1 to mark May Day, the international day of workers’ struggle. Jim McIlroy reports.

Pro-nuclear pundits are using push-polling tricks to sway opinions which include biased preliminary comments, biased questions, limited response options and misreporting the findings. Jim Green reports.

oil worker

The United States government has reimposed sanctions on Venezuela's oil and gas industry, to further strangle the economy in the lead up to the July 28 elections, reports Chris Slee.

Greens Senator David Shoebridge and anti-war activists spoke out against the global rise in military spending. Jim McIlroy reports.