Categories Archives: Strategy & Analysis

What climate change activists can learn from First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry

This story first appeared in The Conversation. As the Glasgow climate conference begins, and the time we have to avert a climate crisis narrows, it is time to revisit successful First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry. Like the current fight to avert a climate catastrophe, these battles are good, old-fashioned, come-from-behind, David-versus-Goliath examples … Continue reading What climate change activists can learn from First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry

Anarchist thinkers

This story first appeared in Building a Revolutionary Movement By Adam H This post briefly describes 25 anarchist thinkers, following on from the political ideology post. I took the list of anarchist thinkers from ‘Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism’ by Peter Marshall. William Godwin William Godwin (1756-1836) is said to be the founder of philosophical … Continue reading Anarchist thinkers

Highlights of new Infrastructure Bill just passed in the US

By Max Wilbert – Section 11318: Exempts oil and gas pipelines on most federal lands from environmental analysis. – Sections 40301-40333 (“Fuels and Technology Infrastructure Investments”): These sections propose nearly $15 billion in taxpayer subsidies for dirty energy, including oil, coal, gas, and woody biomass via investments in largely theoretical and unproven carbon capture and … Continue reading Highlights of new Infrastructure Bill just passed in the US

Collapse Total: New Tactics and Strategies for the Climate Justice Movement

Editor’s note: From the 15th to the 22th of November, in different countries, the Glasgow Agreement is articulating mobilizations, protests and blocks against one of the biggest oil & gas companies in the world: Total. This story first appeared in Common Dreams. By João Camargo The social alliance to take on global capitalism must be … Continue reading Collapse Total: New Tactics and Strategies for the Climate Justice Movement

Ending systems of domination: Reclaiming our bodies and politics from global trauma

The article was first published on the Radical Ecological Democracy website. on 10/24/2021. Article link. Ending systems of domination: Reclaiming our bodies and politics from global trauma By Eva Schonveld and Justin Kenrick As the sun goes down on a system that cannot save us from itself, our only option is to bring that system … Continue reading Ending systems of domination: Reclaiming our bodies and politics from global trauma

Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men

This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. Editor’s note: We are no Marxists, but we find it important to look at history from the perspective of the usual people, the peasants, and the poor, since liberal historians tend to follow the narrative of endless progress and neglect all the violence and injustice this “progress” was and … Continue reading Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men

Historical and social change

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post looks at what is social change, causes of social change, what is historical change, and theories of social and historical change. This final section of the post includes something on Marxist theories of history. I looked at theories of change at the social movement and institutional … Continue reading Historical and social change

New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind

Editor’s note: “The strategies and tactics we choose must be part of a grander strategy. This is not the same as movement-building; taking down civilization does not require a majority or a single coherent movement. A grand strategy is necessarily diverse and decentralized, and will include many kinds of actionists. If those in power seek … Continue reading New research shows the power of putting your opponent in a bind

Capitalism’s cycles and waves

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. This post will look at the long-term cycles of the geographical centre of the capitalist economy (during capitalisms existence over the last 600 years), capitalism’s economic waves and cycles and the 10-year capitalist business cycle. There are several theories of historical cycles that relate to societies or civilisations, these are … Continue reading Capitalism’s cycles and waves

The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change

This article originally appeared in Resilience. It is adapted from the book POWER: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival (New Society Publishers, September 2021) by Richard Heinberg Editor’s note: Under the current system, Economies of Scale create Jevons Paradox. “This is crucial: Increased energy efficiency not only doesn’t generally reduce demand, but instead increases it. This … Continue reading The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change