Webinar held on 3 July 2014: part of Our future beyond capitalism – a people's inquiry
Part of the Communicating the Revolution training weekend – July 2013.
- Gerry Gold's overview of the current eco-crisis
- see and hear Corinna Lotz on the source of our alienation from nature and ways it can be resolved
The planet is drowning in waste
The planet is being overwhelmed by waste of all kinds, from plastic bags to throwaway digital devices. Even remote areas such as Alaskan beaches, often refuges for rare species, are increasingly blighted by tonnes of indestructible objects and harmful and unsightly refuse.
Save capitalism and ditch the planet or save the planet and ditch capitalism: The third World Climate Summit in Doha, Qatar, takes place at a time when planet earth is facing a double whammy: an environmental meltdown and an economic crisis. Is this a mere coincidence or are the two crises connected? By Fawzi Ibrahim
Composting Capitalism presentation by Penny Cole
World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Bolivia
"Humanity confronts a great dilemma: to continue on the path of capitalism, depredation, and death, or to choose the path of harmony with nature and respect for life." From the People's Agreement adopted by the conference on climate change in Bolivia.
A contribution to the discussion in the UK about the Structural Causes of Climate Change and Mother Earth at the Cochabamba World Peoples Conference
"Planet or Death!" - Bolivian President Evo Morales' speech at World People's Conference on Climate Change
The urgency felt by Morales and the more than 15,000 people from 150 nations attending the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC) was evident from the first sentences uttered by the host and convener of this unprecedented gathering in Tiquipaya, a small town just north of Cochabamba, home of the historic “water war” that helped sweep Morales into power. New America Media report.
A World to Win’s contribution to the discussion for the Cochabamba Conference 19-22 April.
End the market in housing land: There is an urgent need to start a campaign to protect our open space and have a new way of housing the people, says Laurence Keeley.
Housing worries make people sick – Why should young people spend most of their lives paying a mortgage or high rent just to keep the money people happy? Lawrence Keeley wants to know.
Jobs and climate change - the big issues
Dave Douglass looks at the larger issues in developing an integrated and ecological energy policy that is not at the expense of workers’ jobs. 25/08/2009
Council flats for the future or tourist oddity? Hundertwasser Haus: eco-friendly and built for individuals. Dylan Strain reports. 25/04/2009
Market ideology has totally infiltrated the climate talks, and UN negotiations are now like trade fairs hawking investment opportunities, says Climate Justice Now! in a statement on the talks which have just ended in Poznan. 15/12/2008
Running a Temperature – an action plan for the eco-crisis
Some proposals for community living by Laurence Keeley
Pictures from the Heathrow Climate Camp 2007
Pure propaganda – The Great Global Warming Swindle – a MediaLens report
For a fistful of dollars – Alberto Arzoz examines how tribal leaders have succumbed to the temptation of a quick buck – and to the desecration of their land overlooking the Grand Canyon.
The denial industry
The oil giant ExxonMobil gives money to scores of organisations that claim the science on global warming is inconclusive - which it isn't. It's a strategy that has set back action on climate change by a decade, and it involves the same people who insist that passive smoking is harmless, reveals George Monbiot in this extract from his new book Heat
Biofuels and biodevastation - Europe’s thirst for biofuels is fuelling deforestation and food price rises, exacerbated by a false accounting system that awards carbon credits to the carbon profligate nations, says a new report by Dr Mae-Wan Ho published by the Institute for Science in Society.
Frequently Asked Questions about Global Warming
prepared by the Union of Concerned Scientists
10 steps to smugness – a well-reasoned letter that exposes the inadequacies of promoting personal lifestyle initiatives to resolving the climate crisis
- Reform or revolution: answering Jonathon Porritt’s challenge
- Video + Audio presentations from the Climate for Change conference
- Why Zofia & Maia joined AWTW and how you can too
- Read ‘Transforming the state’, a chapter from A World to Win
- See what ex- MI5 Whistleblower David Shayler thinks about A World to Win
- Look at our picture gallery, featuring
- Edward Burtynsky’s photos
- Dybbuk's illustrations
- environmentally friendly architecture
- Links to useful websites, organisations and campaigns