Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Date Written: 2015-11-21
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX18249
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
Table of Contents
This issue: Climate Change and Social Change
Topic of the Week: Global Climate Change
A Call For A Fair Shares Agreement: Will Justice Prevail in Paris?
How will we get to an ecological civilization?
Lest We Forget: Tar sands and war
India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
Why States of Emergency and Extreme Security Measures Won't Stop ISIS
Website of the Week: Desmogblog
Book of the Week: The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? By Joel Kovel
Film of the week: Climate change: It's going to take a revolution
Organizing: Tapping the Power of Community to Pull the Plug on Nuke Plants
People's History: Queer Activism in the U.S. Labour Movement
From the Archives: The Extraordinary Myles Horton