Snowpiercer and the Machine of Life

The Alien Next Door

Beneath the film’s blatant statement on the emptiness of the pursuit of capital at any cost lies a deeper more subtle exploration on the nature of humanity. Unlike his reformist brothers, he’s looked outside the construct, studied the realm beyond the train.

Naomi Klein to Degrowth Conference: Climate Change Can Deliver 'People's Shock'

Green (Living) Review

" "This is why the climate crisis challenges centrist liberals most of all because they subscribe to an ideology that is so resistant to the idea of radical change, to the idea of anything but incremental, reformist change."

What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?

Green (Living) Review

But as China began to open up to the West and Deng Xiaoping, Mao’s reformist successor, declared that some people “will get rich first,” Chen, who not only was bored but had two sons’ weddings to pay for, wanted to become one of those people.

Global 161

Confronting Injustice: A must-read book for today’s activists

Green Blog

There can be no such thing as a democratic, socially just, and environmentally sustainable capitalism. … Too many supposedly radical books are written by academics for academics, apparently competing to see who can produce the most incomprehensible prose.

Think apocalyptic – and turn despair into action

Green Blog

Other delusional assertions — such as the claim that capitalism is compatible with basic moral principles, meaningful democracy, and ecological sustainability — require more effort to take apart (perhaps because there seems to be no alternative).

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A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

by Christian Parenti , originally published by Dissent Magazine Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite.