As the great and the good gather in Paris for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in the coming weeks to discuss the Earth's future in the face of the looming economic catastrophe, Francois Hollande's government has taken the step of banning all protests and gatherings from the French capital. Yet, as Andreas Malm
, in the face of such a toothless conference behest to the whims of the rich nations of the global north, which will inevitably be broadcast as a great step towards solving the world's ills, "militant resistance in the streets has never been more imperative."
It is becoming increasingly evident that global warming is fundamentally linked to the regime of capital accumulation - a fact that no major government is willing to confront. How then should we think through such looming climactic catastrophe? Here we present a reading list which aims to tackle one of the greatest issues facing us today.
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Iraq's latest crisis and its links to the 2003 war brought Tony Blair back into the headlines
this week, along with calls for him to step down as a Middle East peace envoy – but new evidence has emerged that his private business interests in the ever-volatile region are expanding.
In his The Secret World of Oil
, investigative reporter Ken Silverstein
delves deep into the opaque and shady dealings of Blair’s private business interests in the Middle East and elsewhere. Below is an excerpt from Silverstein’s extensive chapter about the former British prime minister 'The Flacks: Tony Blair':