Jackie Dugard* discusses the rise of service delivery protest, rising social tension and the limits of South Africa’s transformative project.
This article argues that the outcome of COP 17 in Durban is a crime against humanity and discusses this in relation to technology, agriculture and the Global Climate Fund amongst others.
IBON* argues that the COP17 outcomes are empty, undermine equity; and therefore communities and movements need to mobilise, to resist.
Portia Mosia* discusses the important work that waste pickers do and the struggle to have their work recognised and paid.
Ferrial Adam* discusses the SA government’s role in climate change and argues for the need for a mass movement to condidtently safeguard our future environmental interests.
Jacklyn Cock’s* informative article discusses the impact of climate change on food security, especially in Africa and Southern Africa.
Maria van Driel* argues that the struggle for equity within society and for environmental and social justice is interlinked.
Bobby Peek* provieds a discussion of the environmental justice movement in Africa, and grounds this in the continent’s colonial and postcolonial histories.
john Treat* oulines global warming and its sources, and urges popular mobilisation to ensure that governments make binding agreements to significantly stop carbon emissions in the interests of climate justice, at the COP 17 meeting Durban later this year.
This extract* from the World Socialist Party discusses ecology and argues that human beings need to take serioul the threat to the earth and humanity itself.