Environment

Meltdown: Three Mile Island shows just how close the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant came to being a calamity on the scale of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, writes Alex Salmon.

Denis Rogatyuk reviews Latin American Extractivism, a compilation of articles analysing the political economy of resource nationalism and policies of natural resource extraction by left-wing and right-wing governments in the region.

Climate protest

Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young review Hans A Baer's latest book, Climate Change and Capitalism in Australia — An Eco-Socialist Vision for the Future, which invites readers to imagine a world beyond capitalism.

Senior Lawman and Tiwi Traditional Owner Dennis Tipakalippa is challenging the federal offshore oil and gas regulator’s decision to approve Santos’ plan to drill the Barossa gas field. Naish Gawen reports.

Line Barfod

The radical left Red-Green Alliance shook up Danish politics in November, coming first in the elections for Copenhagen City Council. Line Barfod headed its ticket and is now in charge of urban renewal and development, climate, housing and traffic. She spoke with Green Left’s Dick Nichols.

The Next Generation is making another attempt to build a huge incinerator in Western Sydney. Kerry Smith reports.

Activists oppose the NSW government's move to declare a coal mine expansion in the Sydney water catchment to be “state significant infrastructure”. Jim McIlroy reports on the campaign against the Dendrobium coal mine expansion.

The NSW Teachers' Federation State Council has called on the new Labor government to oppose AUKUS and reject the 'obscene military escalation' spearheaded by its predecessor. Kerry Smith reports.

A protest against ZEDEs

Honduran President Xiomara Castro signed a decree on April 25 that repealed the law creating the country's nefarious Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs), reports Ben Radford.

Climate activists from Drum Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion protested outside the Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek’s office calling on the new government to stop supporting new fossil fuel projects.

Frack Free Kimberley and supporters rallied outside the inaugural AGM of Texan fracking company Black Mountain. Alex Salmon reports.

Expectations are high that climate action will be on the agenda, now the climate-denialist Coalition has been booted out. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, Labor's support for big fossil fuel projects must be challenged by building powerful grassroots action.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf May

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for understanding and changing the world.

The defeat of the right-wing Scott Morrison government indicates people want change and that there is a strong mood to act on the climate crisis and inequality, argue Sarah Hathway, Jacob Andrewartha and Sam Wainwright.

Socialist Alliance national co-convenor Sam Wainwright spoke to the Green Left Show about the federal election result, what it means and what happens next.

Scott Morrison's naming of Port Kembla as one of three locations being considered for the new submarine base prompted activists in Wollongong to spring into action. Alexander Brown reports.

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