The Amazon fires are a terrible tragedy. But the worst tragedy is that companies get to make millions attacking indigenous people and burning down vital ecosystems. The damage will stop not when the fires are put out, but only when it’s no longer profitable to set them.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez predicted that Miami will no longer exist in just a couple of years if the Green New Deal is not passed.
In the United States, proposals for a Green New Deal have been getting considerable attention in recent months as activists have pressed both members of Congress and Democratic presidential candidates to support aggressive measures to combat global warming. There clearly is much more that we can and must do in the immediate future to prevent enormous damage to the planet. More
The fires in the Amazon, which have actually triggered a global protest, suggest a kind of psychosis in politicians and elite capitalists over climate change and the prospect of 4C temperature change signals a near death knell for the planet…We must, as a gesture of protest, begin to make the motions toward a revolutionary intervention…Even the symbolism of such a move could have an effect…
Our many discussions of ‘democratic market neo-communism’ have focused on a new approach: to consider socialism in one country to get socialist economics in place: but the parallel issue of an international arises at once and the obvious vacuum of any left can be seen in projecting the need for a global response team to save the Amazon….