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Climate Change and Conflict

Introduction Throughout history conflict and climate change have coincided. This phenomenon continues to occur and through recent events has exerted a large amount of influence on the global geopolitical landscape. Climate and climate change have a unique relationship to the material realities that shape our lives as they are both a causal factor and a…

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Duality and Ecology

By Amaranta S. In Western philosophy man and nature have always been characterized as oppositional forces. Therefore it follows that man must triumph over nature in order to survive. The philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, the first liberal thinker, was built entirely upon this dichotomous understanding. According to Hobbes, the only way for humans to survive…

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Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Capitalism and Nature

This piece by Zak Brown was originally published at Anti-Imperialism.com. The recent BP oil spill into Lake Michigan has spurred some thoughts on the issue of money within our contemporary social order. Precisely so because of how this event has seemed to stir popular intrigue into the social relationships within capitalism and its relation to…

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Solidarity with NUMSA

South Africa’s largest trade union, the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA), has recently called on the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to break with the ruling African National Congress (ANC). The 340,000-member-strong trade union, which was formerly a large base for grassroots ANC mobilization, funding, and votes, has instead…