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ARTICLES AND REVIEWS


People, nature, sustainability

Moving the trade unions past fossil fuels – an interview with Sam Mason (PCS) (August 2017)

We need to talk about the anthropocene (January 2017)

How neo-liberalism used the “limits to growth” – an interview with Sara Nelson (November 2015)

The Anthropocene? It’s just inhuman (April 2015)

The ideologue who tried to make environmentalism mean population control (July 2014)

Rio+20: the pitch for global commodification (July 2012)

Scientists warn Rio+20: biodiversity loss may hit tipping points, too (June 2012)

Collapse and sustainability: arguments we should all hear (April 2012)

Cities: working out a socialist critique (April 2012)

Ecological servitude (March 2012)

The Durban deal, and an inhuman gamble (December 2011)

Durban talks. They won’t? They can’t? (December 2011)

Global warming

Let’s take Corbyn’s climate proposals seriously (September 2016)

Global warming in the Indian context, by Nagraj Adve (June 2016)

Let’s face it. Melting ice has passed point of no return (23 November 2015)

The Paris climate talks and the failure of states (February 2015)

Climate scientists go for “human tipping point” (May 2014)

Radical GHG emissions policies need radical social movements to back them (December 2013)

Global warming: Pacific trends may explain hiatus, but the big picture has not changed (September 2013)

Hotter and hotter, stormier and stormier (July 2013)

Stop tailoring global warming scenarios to make them “politically palatable”, says leading climate scientist (July 2013)

Climate science deniers, sceptics and changing the world (April 2013)

New paleoclimate study: pace of global warming beats anything since the Ice Age (March 2013)

No Dash For Gas: We climbed those chimneys to kick-start protest and debate (March 2013)

A Galileo for Our Time. Review of Storms of My Grandchildren, by James Hansen (June 2011)

Science and technology

Interrogating digital capitalism (10 July 2017)

The Lucas plan and the politics of technology, by David King (26 October 2016)

Technological utopias: the nuts and bolts (23 September 2016). A response to Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

Networked socialism: back to the future (23 September 2016)

“Left-wing” Trident? You’re having a laugh (8 April 2016)

I have seen the techno-future and I’m not so sure it works. Comments on Postcapitalism by Paul Mason. (4 April 2016)

‘The instrument of labour strikes down the labourer.’ Marx on machinery is worth reading. (A response to Ned Ludd, June 2015)

Towards a real fusion of socialism and ecology, by Ned Ludd (June 2015)

A radical critique of science: writing the next chapter (April 2015)

We’re all Luddites now (August 2013)

Technology and socialism. Do they fit together THAT easily? (August 2013)

Food, land, agriculture

Kazakhstan: land protesters face police rampage – by Andrei Grishin (25 May 2016)

Kazakhstan: land protests force president to back down – by Andrei Grishin (6 May 2016)

‘A vector of inequality, degradation and violence’ – review of The Ecological Hoofprint by Tony Weis (August 2014)

Cameroon land grab meltdown (September 2013)

Up to half of all food is wasted: agri-industry and supermarkets are culpable (January 2013)

They could soon be betting on food supplies (November 2012)

Scramble for land: paths of resistance (August 2012)

Scramble for land: a continent up for sale (August 2012)

Indonesia: struggles for land, and global warming in the here-and-now (November 2011)

Food price surges and the economy’s natural limits (October 2011)

Food price rises: caused by speculation, or fundamentals, or both? (October 2011)

Agrarian change, but not as we know it (October 2011)

Energy and energy workers

Ukraine: miners strike back against wage arrears (4 August 2017)

Free Nurbek Kushakbayev! Support independent workers’ organisation in Kazakhstan! (19 April 2017)

Investors who profit as oil workers face repression (19 April 2017)

Kazakhstan: state threat to shut down independent unions (14 December 2016)

Break the silence on Azerbaijan oil workers’ deaths (4 August 2016)

It’s “oil first, people second”, just like in Soviet times – interview with Mirvari Gharamanli, Oil Workers Rights Protection Organisation (4 August 2016)

Kazakhstan. A young mother grieves, Tony Blair cashes in (20 April 2016)

Kazakhstan: who ordered the killings and tortures? (13 December 2015)

Kazakhstan: oil companies threaten activists (13 December 2015)

Kazakhstan: legal shackles on workers’ movement challenged (21 June 2015)

Activists imprisoned in Azerbaijan, the house that BP built (7 June 2015)

Zhanaozen: the unknown tragedy (December 2014)

Kazakh oil workers: the fight for justice goes on, by Erlan Kaliev (December 2014)

Deeper, costlier and dirtier (June 2014)

Kazakhstan: most jailed oil workers now free, but truth about massacre still hidden (22 April 2014)

Court moves jailed oil worker Roza (9 January 2014)

“Roza is a leader: that’s why they jailed her” (December 2013)

Kyiv conference demands justice for Kazakh oil workers (November 2013)

Searching for our Happy Lands (September 2013)

Safety on the North Sea: back to business as usual, by Neil Rothnie (September 2013)

Gas blowout on Total’s Elgin field: letter from a North Sea oil worker to Reclaim the Power (August 2013)

The price of Iraqi oil: union leader in court for organising a strike (April 2013)

London rail workers call for action on Kazakhstan oilfield repression (November 2012)

Support Pussy Riot by all means. But support the Kazakh oil workers too (August 2012)

Nothing safe about these landscapes transformed by oil. Review of Edward Burtynsky’s photography (July 2012)

The price of oil: Kazakh activists imprisoned (June 2012)

Deconstructing “energy security”: some questions (March 2012)

The price of oil, the Kazakh massacre and the city of London (December 2011)

Corporate barbarity in the age of “peak oil” (October 2011)

Coalfield paradoxes (July 2011)

How will we get from here to there? Review of Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, edited by Kolya Abramsky (July 2011)

Social and labour movements

Here are the voices of Syria’s revolution. Let’s listen (27 July 2017)

After Grenfell Tower, by Cliff Slaughter (12 July 2017)

Collective rage, collective care, by David Berrie (19 June 2017)

A feeling of persecution that runs deep, by Al Mikey (19 June 2017)

Scotland: We encourage everyone to speak, even if their voice shakes. By Cathy Milligan (3 April 2017)

“Tyrants across the world now know they can maintain power through mass slaughter.” Leila al-Shami: interview for Open Left (16 December 2016)

Syria: voices from Aleppo (14 December 2016)

Afghanistan: pictures that are worth thousands of words (December 2016)

Wear the white poppy, for all victims of all wars (25 October 2016)

After the referendum: what we can do – by Ewa Jasiewicz (25 June 2016)

Let’s look the Brexit dangers in the eye (25 June 2016)

Wear the white poppy with pride (21 September 2015)

We’ll turn Sharokh Zamani’s death into a banner of workers’ solidarity and unity, by Iranian workers’ organisations (20 September 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn strikes a blow at Blair-ism. And now what? (13 September 2015)

A really big anti-austerity demo (20 June, 2015)

Scotland: fight against austerity, against established politics, by Catherine Milligan (October 2014)

Scotland: ‘this movement is learning fast, growing arms and legs’, by Catherine Milligan (September 2014)

Scotland: “yes” was for social justice, not narrow patriotism, by Hilary Horrocks (September 2014)

Scotland: ‘the opportunity for real people power’ by Catherine Milligan (September 2014)

Bob Crow (March 2014)

Slaughtering sacred cows, by Anthony McIntyre (October 2013)

We need Zizek’s “Thatcher of the left” like a fish needs a bicycle (April 2013)

The Greek crisis from within (December 2012)

Taranto community refuses false choice “health vs jobs”: an example to follow

Kicking off? This is just the start. Review of Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, by Paul Mason (March 2012)

Why revolution could be back on the agenda (August 2011)

Russia and Ukraine

Russia: ‘extremism’ case against environmentalist collapses (August 2017)

Ukraine: “we need new ways of organising”. Interview with Pavel Lisyansky (4 August 2017)

Ukraine: trade unionists and communities oppose Donbass rail blockade (13 March 2017)

Alexei Gaskarov: “They aren’t winning this game by turning to crackdowns” (November 2016)

Living standards plummet: what war in Ukraine has “achieved” # 2 (14 October 2016)

Slave labour in Lugansk: what war in Ukraine has “achieved”. (October 2016)

Russia mining deaths: families denounce management safety cheats (29 February 2016)

Russia: punishment psychiatry back in vogue (17 February 2016)

Ukrainian anti-fascists defy attack by neo-Nazis (20 January 2016)

Eastern Ukraine: labour and community organising near the front line (20 January 2016)

Meaningful art: the Lubyanka police headquarters ablaze (12 November 2015)

Eastern Ukraine: bosses tighten the screw, but eventually the screw’s thread will break (9 November 2015)

Ukraine: workers organise at the grass roots (28 September 2015)

Free Sergei Ilchenko! Free speech! (14 July 2015)

Russia and Ukraine: history called up on national service (9 July 2015)

Workers’ solidarity in wartime: Bosnia 1993, Ukraine 2015 (March 2015)

NUM solidarity with besieged Ukrainian miners (20 January 2015)

Free Leonid Tikhonov! (18 January 2015)

When process is more vital than outcome – Russian political prisoner Alexei Gaskarov (6 January 2015)

The desire for justice has not faded – Russian political prisoner Alexei Gaskarov (4 January 2015)

The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin’s Russia (December 2014)

Ukraine: war as a means of social control (October 2014)

Ukraine: truce the least bad option, but it gave space to fascists on all sides, by Denis (Autonomous Workers Union, Kyiv) (October 2014)

Social protest and repression in Donbass (October 2014)

‘If the way to freedom runs through prison, we are ready to go’ – speech by Alexei Gaskarov (6 August 2014)

The Boeing 777: can Putin back down, by Ilya Budraitskis (20 July 2014)

‘A gangster-police putsch, presented in “people’s” wrapping’ (20 July 2014)

Ukraine: Russian White Guards in the Donbass, by Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski (5 July 2014)

‘Libertarian in spirit’: the left and Maidan (16 June 2014)

Eastern Ukraine: beyond the fragments (22 May 2014)

To citizens of Ukraine and the world: No war in Ukraine! by Oleg Yasinsky (11 May 2014)

No-one wants to die, by Ilya Budraitskis (5 May 2014)

Darkness in May. A socialist eye-witness in Odessa (5 May 2014)

Return of the Gendarme, by Kirill Buketov (24 April 2014)

Take sides with people, not with Putin (March 2014)

Crimea: a divisive, dangerous assault (March 2014)

Ukrainians, Russians and Europeans against Putin’s war (March 2014)

Ukraine 1. Yanukovich’s end is a beginning (February 2014)

Ukraine 2. A political earthquake for Europe and Russia (February 2014)

“What the authorities want is revenge”, Russian demo accused tells court (February 2014)

Russia: free political prisoners, by Maria C. (October 2013)

History and prehistory

“The street has already spoken, gentlemen.” The Russian revolution, replayed in real time (March 2017)

From the Russian revolution to socialism on Mars. Comments on Postcapitalism by Paul Mason. (4 April 2016)

Revolutions and rose-tinted spectacles, by Anti-War (July 2015)

John Maclean: the accuser of capitalism (August 2014)

World war one and 100 years of counter-revolution, by Mark Kosman (August 2014)

The revolution that worked … after many experiments, by Mike Nelson (October 2013)

Human origins: take care with the evidence, by Steve Drury (August 2013)

The revolution that worked, by Chris Knight (July 2013)

FEATURES, ANALYSIS AND ARCHIVE


An article setting out the starting-point for this site

People and Nature: towards a socialist approach, by Gabriel Levy (September 2011)

Other People & Nature articles

The trouble with “economic growth”, by Gabriel Levy (August 2012)

Natural limits, sustainability and socialism, by Gabriel Levy (August 2012)

Human madness in an inhuman society, by Steve Drury (March 2012)

No. Morals really are not written in our genes, by Steve Drury (July 2013) (see also part 2 and part 3)

Articles from friends

Ecological servitude: introduction

Global warming in the Indian context, by Nagraj Adve

North Sea oil workers’ history

The North Sea 1: the reaction to Piper Alpha (also see part 2 and part 3)

The North Sea 4: the Blowout archive

Material for campaign in support of Kazakh oil workers

Kazakh oil workers – an index page

Zhanaozen: worker organisation and repression (December 2013)

Report by the Solicitors International Human Rights Group on the trial of Vladimir Kozlov and others

Archive/ historical articles

Accuser of capitalism: John Maclean’s speech from the dock, 9 May 1918. (Introduction, the speech from the dock, and Afterword)

The human species and the earth’s crust, by Amadeo Bordiga (1952)
Plus notes about Amadeo Bordiga

Nuclear power: the rigged debate – by the BSSRS Politics of Energy group (1981)

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