A Return to Marx’s Ecological Critique By Simon Butler

9 April 2013 — Green Left Weekly

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Do oil spills make good economic sense? A witness called by Canadian firm Enbridge Inc. – which wants approval to build a $6.5-billion pipeline linking Alberta’s tar sands with the Pacific coast – told a recent hearing in British Columbia (BC) that the answer is yes. He said oil spills could benefit the economy, giving business new opportunities to make money cleaning it up. He told Fishers Union representatives that an oil spill in BC might indeed kill the local fishing industry, but their lost income would be replaced by compensation payouts and new career prospects, such as working for oil cleanup crews.

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Rupert ‘Dirty Digger’ Newslinks 24-25 July 2011

25 July 2011 — williambowles.info

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What’s New: Sleaze of the world
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Good riddance to bad rubbish. That’s what many in Britain are saying after the shutdown of the notorious tabloid News of the World following revelations about how low the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper sank in its drive for salacious scoops.

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The Tide of Media Disinformation: First Egypt, next Venezuela? by Kiraz Janicke and Federico Fuentes

27 February, 2011 — Global Researchgreenleft.org.au

As the wave of popular uprisings has spread across the Arab world, a flurry of articles have appeared suggesting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could be the next ‘dictator’ to be overthrown.

Such arguments follow a pattern in the corporate media of slandering the Chavez government and the revolutionary process it leads.

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Video: Climate & Capitalism – Ian Angus Speaking in London

17 September, 2009

A talk at the opening session of Climate and Capitalism, a one-day seminar in London (England) on Sept. 12, organized by the Green Left and Socialist Resistance. Derek Wall, former Principal Speaker of the Green Party, says this one day meeting was “one of the best ecosocialist events I have ever been to,” and I agree. The Green Left blog has more videos, and I will write more about it as soon as I get my brain back on Ontario time. — Ian Angus


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