Category Archives: Ecological Crisis

Bridging the Chasm between Environmental and Economic Justice: A Conversation with Bill Fletcher and Bill Gallegos

Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said about the choice between a clean environment and good jobs, “You can have both, or you have neither.”A rift exists between those good trade unionists who fight for decent jobs and a just economy, and … Continue reading

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Overcoming ‘Overburden’: The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda

The following remarks were delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union. It was previously published on Common Dreams. I’m so very … Continue reading

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“Keep Your Dirty Lights On”

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Ecosocialist Conference NYC April 20

Friends and comrades are encouraged to participate in this exciting day-long conference on April 20. You can find more information, including a full schedule, on their website at http://ecologicalsocialists.com/ Download this piece as a PDF

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Native American Activists Talk Idle No More

When Robert Caldwell gently — and correctly — criticized our article “Introducing Idle No More” for slighting the question of First Nations sovereignty, it became obvious what the follow-up article should be. We asked Robert and two other old friends … Continue reading

Posted in Ecological Crisis, International Solidarity, Intersecting Oppressions, Oppressed Nationalities

Unity Statement on Ecological Justice

The following unity statement on Ecological Justice — the first new unity statement for FRSO/OSCL since 1991 — was adopted at our January 2013 Congress.  With a strong focus on ecology and the necessity of left analysis and practice that … Continue reading

Posted in Ecological Crisis, Our Founding Documents

Introducing Idle No More

Today we are publishing this introduction to the Idle No More movement, as well as a collection of reports of solidarity actions and statements from the movement. One of the most exciting and important developments in the people’s struggle in … Continue reading

Posted in Ecological Crisis, Economic Crisis, Intersecting Oppressions

Idle No More: Bulletins from the Battlefronts

Today we published a piece introducing the Idle No More movement. Here we post some reports from some of the thousands of solidarity actions that have taken place worldwide, and some statements from the movement and other First Nations voices … Continue reading

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Communities Across US Stand with Those Impacted by Sandy

Freedom Road supports the following statement and the efforts of the undersigned organizations.  CAAAV’s work in the wake of superstorm Sandy demonstrates that organizations committed to the multinational working class can mean the difference between life and death when disaster … Continue reading

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Principles to assess/guide projects to build an eco-just economy

The FRSO/OSCL Ecology Work Team has developed these principles to help us assess the wide range of on-the-ground projects that are being done to advance eco-justice work and/or to build “sustainable” or “regenerative” economies. These principles were first identified at … Continue reading

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