Snowpiercer and the Machine of Life

The Alien Next Door

And it is when Curtis discovers this awful truth that his reformist revolution comes to a dead halt and he makes a decision that takes him into the realm beyond the train. The film, whose script by Joon-Ho and Kelly Masterson is based loosely on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, graphically portrays the fecklessness of a reformist/revolutionary movement to transcend the decadent capitalist machine (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." Status quo is not an option if we are to rein in runaway emissions, This Changes Everything author says in address to conference "You''re having the core conversation of our time."

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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. ‘In Sichuan, we’re eaters,” said Chen Zemin, the world’s first and only frozen-dumpling billionaire. “We

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Think apocalyptic – and turn despair into action

Green Blog

So, as we work patiently on reformist projects, we can continue to offer a radical analysis and experiment with new ways of working together. A recurring claim in articles that warn against “environmental catastrophism” is that alerting people to the threats posed by climate change will only produce apathy and despair. To win broad support, they say, we need to stress positive messages.

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

Green Blog

Socialists my age – we of the ‘60s and ‘70s – often complain that we don’t seem able to reach younger people, that liberalism in its reformist and anarchist forms has captured and held their attention, while socialism is rejected out of hand. Too many supposedly radical books are written by academics for academics, apparently competing to see who can produce the most incomprehensible prose.

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

That means, in the short-term, realistic climate politics are reformist politics, even if they are conceived of as part of a longer-term anti-capitalist project of totally economic re-organization. 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.

Learn as You Go

The Green Changemakers

A Lifelong Search for Real Education Julia Putnam describes how meeting education reformists Grace Lee and Jimmy Boggs turned her life around and signaled the start of her “real” education. Download pdf of discussion guide to print and distribute. 639k YES! Discussion Guides are designed to help you explore your own experiences, opinions, and commitments as they relate to material found in YES! Magazine. Use them in group discussions, classrooms, or study circles.

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