Category Archives: Environmentalism

Deepwater Horizon: Imperialism cannot stop polluting the world

The following article is from the British anti-imperialist and Marxist-Leninist journal, Lalkar:

Scale of the catastrophe

On 20 April BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, based in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded, killing eleven personnel and unleashing vast quantities of oil into the Atlantic.  BP’s own fictitious estimates of the quantities involved suggested a relatively minor leak, amounting to some 42,000 gallons a day; by early May even BP’s own officials were forced to concede that in fact as many as 2.5 million gallons could be released each day, whilst industry specialists characterised the catastrophe as not so much a simple leak as a volcanic event. (See Tom Eley, ‘Obama Sheltered BP’s Deepwater Horizon Rig from Regulatory Requirement’, 6 May, http://www.globalresearch. ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=19027).

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Jose Maria Sison: End Monopoly Capitalism to Arrest Climate Change

The following statement, “End Monopoly Capitalism to Arrest Climate Change” by Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of People’s Struggle:

Human societies have created the bases of our survival, sustenance and advancement through the use of our natural resources in production with rudimentary tools and rising levels of science and technology. Yet in no time in history has environmental destruction been systematically brought about in most parts of the world.

The people of the world face today global poverty, economic wars and environmental crises. They are confronted by an escalating, more rapacious and vicious campaign of plunder by monopoly capitalism. This aggravates the already devastated and polluted natural environment.

The massive dumping of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere by the operations of monopoly capitalist firms in the energy industries, manufacturing, transportation, industrial agriculture, mining, construction, etc. is now generating climatic changes that are causing massive devastation and loss of human lives around the world.

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