Category: Environment

Envisioning a Greener New Deal

A webinar that took place a few days ago to which ATS was a contributor. We must halt environmental destruction while providing a better quality of life for everyone on Earth. Since our hope has been that alternative energy can replace fossil fuels, it can be overwhelming to […]

“Removing Pesticides from Our Public Spaces”

Public areas such as parks, playgrounds and schoolyards are routinely sprayed with various chemicals to control insects and plants. Evidence has mounted showing that these chemicals damage human health. Pesticides tend to be used disproportionately in African American communities. These chemicals also have unintended consequences for humans, animals […]

For and Against Primitivism

Anarchist News Ted Kaczynski’s thorough critique of anarchoprimitivism takes center stage here, in “The Truth About Primitive Life: A Critique of Anarchoprimitivism.” The article is well-supported by three pages of Works Cited and fully 313 endnotes (available on TheAnarchistLibrary.org). In favor of anarchoprimitivism is “Civilization Will Stunt Your […]

Farms Are Coming to Cities

By Jonathan Snyder, The American Conservative Farming has always been considered a rural activity, but investors backing urban farming companies are hoping to bring farms into our cities. Supporters say urban farms eliminate many of the problems with contemporary agriculture, creating a stable alternative to already strained supply […]

Climate Policy: COVID on Steroids?

Joel Kotkin on the eco-fascist wing of totalitarian humanism. By Joel Kotkin For most people around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic seems a great human tragedy, with deaths, bankruptcies, and fractured mental states. Yet for some, especially among the green Twitterati and in some policy shops, the pandemic […]

Natural Solutions to Climate Change

By Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance In response to climate change, land is key. Today, agriculture, forestry, and other land uses account for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse-gas emissions. But adopting sustainable land management strategies could provide more than one-third of the near-term emission reductions […]

Is The Fucking Air Poison?

In some places, it is. Industrial zones in China are a good example. By Peter R. Quinones Seriously, let’s get into this shit. What the fuck happened? A year ago today, my supervisor told me there was a chance we would have to be SEEN sanitizing our hands […]

Greta’s Nightmare

Armstrong Economics One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E5

Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E4

Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]

Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism: Anti-Authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-Organizing Societies

By Damian Finbar White and Gideon Kossoff Few intellectual currents have played as influential a role in the development and shaping of modern environmentalism as the anarchist and libertarian tradition of social and political thought. Generalizations about common ideological roots to a politics as diverse and internally divided […]

Kick the Puppy Season 2: EP 01

Keith, Emma & RJ 01/01/21 – We’re back in business, historic spike in drug overdose deaths under COVID-19, governor Sisolak shut down Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the least sober place on the planet, Carl Jung and the origins of mental illness, Don Wells just died of […]

Is Society Collapsing?

By Kirkpatrick Sale, Counterpunch Twenty-five years ago, when the high-tech Second Industrial Revolution had just begun, I made a bet with an editor from Wired magazine that global society led by the United States would collapse in the year 2020 from a confluence of causes created by modern […]

Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism: Anti-Authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-Organizing Societies

By Damian Finbar White and Gideon Kossoff Few intellectual currents have played as influen-tial a role in the development and shaping of mod-ern environmentalism as the anarchist andlibertarian tradition of social and political thought.Generalizations about common ideological rootsto a politics as diverse and internally divided asenvironmentalism are of […]

Biden Urged to ‘Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt’ Fossil Fuel Pipelines

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams A leading environmental advocacy group marked Native American Heritage Month on Wednesday by urging President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Kamala Harris, and the entire incoming administration “to honor Indigenous sovereignty and immediately halt the Keystone XL, Dakota Access, and Line 3 pipelines.” […]

How the State Enables Ecocide

By Joseph Parampathu, Center for a Stateless Society In the first year of constant quarantine, rocked by worldwide social unrest, extreme tropical weather, and widespread government ineptitude, the complete inability and unwillingness of the ruling classes to make any substantive changes is clear. There will not be any […]

The Plausibility of Anti-Civilization Without Anarcho-Primitivism: A Critique of Murray Bookchin’s ‘Social Ecology’

By Ria Montana Vegan Primitivist “To be wild is to be ungovernable, which means uncivilized.” p. 5 Rogue Primate An avid Deep Green Resistance (DGR) member highly recommended a read on ecology by Murray Bookchin, a self-labeled eco-anarchist. Bookchin is liberally mentioned in critiques on his overarching plan […]

First Nations leaders speak out against Canada’s refusal to allow appeal of Trans Mountain Pipeline approval

Last Real Indians Kinder-Morgan’s application for approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) has been bouncing around in Canada’s federal courts like a pinball since 2013. First Nations tribes and environmental groups have valiantly worked the flippers of the judicial pinball machine for years, filing lawsuits and […]