Labor, Sustainability, and Justice

Labor, Sustainability, and Justice

→  September 9, 2011

Globalization and free-market economics made great promises to create a better life for everyone.  Instead they have produced an economy that is increasingly unjust and unsustainable.  Indeed, they have produced twin catastrophes — the economic crisis and the climate crisis.  And far from being on the mend, each is getting rapidly worse. “Labor, Sustainability, and Justice” [...]

Climate Protection Strategy: Beyond Business-­as-­Usual

Climate Protection Strategy: Beyond Business-­as-­Usual

→  January 4, 2011

[With the defeat of US climate legislation, the stalling of international climate negotiations, and the rise of tea party climate denialism, is climate protection doomed?  LNS's discussion paper, "Climate Protection Strategy: Beyond Business-as-Usual," presents a strategy designed to win popular support and make countries compete to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  It [...]

Ten Things Labor Is Doing Around the World to Fight Climate Change

Ten Things Labor Is Doing Around the World to Fight Climate Change

→  October 3, 2010

On 10/10/10 thousands of organizations around the world will be holding a GLOBAL WORK PARTY for the “BIGGEST DAY OF PRACTICAL ACTION TO CUT CARBON THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.” The climate protection movement 350.org is especially encouraging unions and their members to participate in this “Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions.” Many unions are already involved [...]

Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Climate Change

Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Climate Change

→  September 20, 2010

As the global economy hurtles toward Great Recession II, the earth hurtles toward climate catastrophe.  Both represent the results of a neoliberal deregulation that has left humanity no means to shape our economies to serve human needs — not even the need for economic and environmental survival. How global movements respond to these intertwined environmental and [...]