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Nothing Is Impossible – About Automotive Capitalism and Its End

From the 7th through the 12th of September, the largest German automotive fair will take place in Munich. Shortly after, national elections will be held. As the formerly well-established parties are continuously loosing votes, the Green Party might stand a chance to become the strongest party – or at least an indispensable partner for a coalition. Due to these upcoming occasions, we have published our first longer brochure (German)focussing on the climate crisis, how it’s connected to capitalism, mobility and why neither the Green Party, electric cars or green capitalism will solve it. For Beyond Europe, we’ve translated an abridged version.

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Research: Will civilization collapse in 2040?

A controversial 1972 MIT study, The Limits to Growth, predicted the collapse of civilization – and new research confirms the gloomy scenarios.

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The “ecological transformation” between the command of capital, the erosion of the subject and new antagonisms

The “ecological transition” has suddenly acquired an unprecedented degree of centrality within Italian institutional politics. It is configured first and foremost as a new field of economic recovery, characterized by the rhetoric of growth and development, on its way representation of simultaneous rupture and continuity with the environmental policies of previous decades. On the one hand, in fact, it confirms the already widely discussed model according to which the ecological crisis and environmental damage have stopped being limits to the accumulation of capital and instead become new opportunities for profit and investment, in short, new space and engine of accumulation. On the other hand, this field of ecological exploitability occupies a particularly central role in the, I dare to say, desperate response to an unprecedented systemic crisis, exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Welcome to dystopia

Wuppertal. Germany. In the night of July 14th to 15th, the alarm sirens howled over Wuppertal. Howling sirens, a memory of the monthly exercises during the Cold War in the Netherlands. But this time it was not an exercise. A few fragmented thoughts written down during a night of emergency in Wuppertal.

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La ZAD souterraine de Mazaugues: The first underground ZAD needs your help ! [France]

France. Nine years ago a quarry project started in the Var (south of France). After several years of opposition by the local population, a lot of capitalist interests and political shenanigans of all kinds, the construction permit for Provence Granular, belonging to the construction giant Audemard, was granted in 2020.

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Death or Renewal: Is the Climate Crisis the Final Crisis?

Is This the “Inevitable” Collapse of Capitalism?

Classical socialists, both anarchists and Marxists, have written of the eventual end of capitalism–either through a popular revolution creating a new society or through the self-destruction of capitalism. Global warming raises the question of whether humanity is now facing such a possible total crisis, of choosing between socialism or social ruin.

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Fairy Creek: Forest Defenders Take Back Waterfall Camp [So-called British Columbia, Pacheedaht Territory]

So-called Canada. Pacheedaht Territory. Report from the Fairy Creek Forest blockade. 

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Alerta! International call to action! – Defend Turnicki national park [Poland]

Since 25 of april we are blocking two logging roads in the area of designed turnicki national park in carpathian foothills on the south east in so called poland.  

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Call for a gathering and skillshare in Gállok, near Jokkmokk in Sápmi (so called sweden)

Jokkmokk. Sápmi (so called sweden). The struggle against a mining project in Gállok have been going on for many years now. In 2013 there was a protest camp where people were trying to stop the drilling and blowing up of the ground. They never managed to completely stop the mining company, but they managed to delay them and get people organised.

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Whether Amazonas, Hambi or Osterholz: Every Tree Counts! – Another call from the forest

Wuppertal. Haan. Germany. Call for an All Forests Remain block at the Osterholz Remains demonstration on June 12, 2021, 02:00 p. m. (14:00), Döppersberg – Bahnhofsvorplatz, Hbf (Main Train Station), Wuppertal (Germany). The Osterholz forest is squatted since August 15, 2019.

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