Though I have met some sincerely concerned environmentalists who wish to preserve the best of our natural heritage along with our modern way of life, more folks I encounter are simply using Environmentalist rhetoric as cover for their anti-capitalist sentiments. At least this guy is honest:
CLIMATE AND CAPITALISM is an online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. It has three goals:
To provide news and analysis to inform, educate and develop the green left;
To contribute to building an international movement against capitalist destruction of the environment and for ecosocialism;
To encourage and facilitate collaboration and exchanges of views among socialists and ecology activists.
I am the Ian Angus who wrote Canadian Bolsheviks: The Early Years of The Communist Party of Canada, and who used to host a blues music program called “Let the Good Times Roll” on CIUT-FM in Toronto. My most recent book is The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Ecological Destruction.
I live in a geo-thermally heated/cooled farmhouse in eastern Ontario, south of Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. When I am not “doing politics,” I listen to blues, classic R&B and soul music, read mystery novels and occasionally science fiction, and watch more television than I ought to.
I wished these guys would be more honest. Funny to see this guy sampling the best of the environment along with the best of modern society. Somehow I think he believes that we’d get good R&B, good television and good mystery novels in an eco-socialist cabal cave.