- RAM's Official website
- RAM campaign material (pdf)
- Electoral Analysis of RAM's performance in the 2007 local elections
- A common cause for grassroots visionaries
- RAM's GST off food campaign
John Bellamy Foster on the global financial crisis: ‘Nobody knows where the toxic debt is buried and how much there is’
Foster is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as an environmental socialist.
He has argued that Karl Marx was a radical ecologist in his book, Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature .
Foster is interviewed by Peter Boyle for Links and Green Left Weekly.
LeftCast April 29th, 2008
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- Capitalism and climate change-- John Bellamy Foster -- video of Foster's talk to the Climate Change Social Change Conference
"Much mystification surrounds Kosovar independence. It is claimed Kosova is a “mere province” of
To address some of these issues, LeftCast spoke with the writer of the above lines, Michael Karadjis -- author of of Bosnia, Kosova and the West, published by Resistance Books in 2000.
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LeftCast February 25, 2008
- National oppression and the collapse of Yugoslavia
- Kosova declares independence
- NATO's Balkan War and the Kosova Liberation Struggle
- Kosova declares (semi-) independence: Yes to full self-determination for Kosova. No to continuation of colonial-ruled state
Work Choices you may recall was the Howard governments hated industrial legislation and the core issue debated during last year's federal election campaign.
In fact that vote was a poll on Work Choices.
But is this really the beginning of the end of Work Choices?
To find the answer to that question LeftCast spoke to Graham Matthews, national trade union coordinator for the Socialist Alliance.
LeftCast February 22, 2008
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This interview with David Spratt explores the main arguments in this report (published by Friends of the Earth, Australia)and tries to locate the environment science in the context of what urgently needs to be done right now.
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LeftCast February 8, 2008
Climate policy is characterised by the habituation of low expectations and a culture of failure. There is an urgent need to understand global warming and the tipping points for dangerous impacts that we have already crossed as a sustainability emergency, that takes us beyond the politics of failure-inducing compromise. We are now in a race between climate tipping points and political tipping points.
This is an audio montage of the annual Brisbane Invasion Day rally which gathered at state parliament and marched to Musgrave Park -- the traditional gathering ground of Brisbane blacks.
Speaking are long time Murri activists: Sam Watson, Denis Walker & Wayne Wharton.
LeftCast February 5, 2008
In this interview Kamala (pictured left)discusses the present situation that confronts the climate change movement and what role the conference can have in advancing our shared perspectives.
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LeftCast January 25 2008
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Climate change|Social change conferenceThe world is teetering on the brink of unstoppable climate change. Many now recognise the need for serious change in the way we produce and use energy, our transport systems, food production, urban design and forestry practices. Yet politicians are still mouthing platitudes while allowing corporations to continue to profit from polluting our atmosphere and destroying our ecosystem.
The need for social change has become an urgent part of preventing catastrophic climate change. Can the market fix the problem? What is the real record of carbon trading? How can we build a social movement capable of averting this disaster? What models and experiences can offer real solutions?
To strengthen the exchange of ideas and contribute towards that urgent action Green Left Weekly is organising the Climate Change Social Change conference from April 11-13, 2008 in Sydney.
We are pleased to have confirmed:
- John Bellamy Foster, author of Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature,editor of Monthly Review
- Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society, Univ of KwaZulu-Natal; editor of Climate Change, Carbon Trading and CivilSociety
- Roberto Perez, Cuban permaculturalist (featured in The Power of Community: how Cuba survived peak oil)
- Sandino Carrizales, Venezuelan environmental science student, studentactivist and community organiser.
We invite your participation in making this more than just an exchange of ideas important as that is but a part of building up resistance to corporate-led climate change and strengthening the movement for sustainable development.
If you would like to participate, including presenting a workshop, taking part in a panel, exhibiting your artwork or simply to register your interest in the conference, please email the conference organisers.
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Please forward this conference call through your networks.
Kamala Emanuel and Pip Hinman
Climate Change|Social Change conference organisers