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Burnt

Fighting for Climate Justice

«<p>'A brilliantly readable and absorbing analysis of the capitalist roots of climate breakdown, and an inspiring rallying cry for activists everywhere to work together to build a just, ecosocialist future'</p>»

'An inspiring rallying cry for activists everywhere to work together to build a just, ecosocialist future' - Grace Blakeley



Time is up. The climate crisis is no longer a future to be feared, but a devastating reality. Les mer
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'An inspiring rallying cry for activists everywhere to work together to build a just, ecosocialist future' - Grace Blakeley



Time is up. The climate crisis is no longer a future to be feared, but a devastating reality. We see it in the wildfires in California and floods across Britain - the 'once in a generation' extreme weather events that now happen every year.



In a world where those in charge are constantly letting us down, real change in our lifetime means taking power into our own hands. The task ahead of us is daunting, but the emergence of a new wave of movements focused on climate justice, equality and solidarity also brings hope.



Asking how we have arrived at this moment, Chris Saltmarsh argues that the profoundly political nature of the environmental crisis has been relentlessly downplayed. After all, how can solar panels save us while capitalism places profit over the future of the planet? Analysing the failures of NGOs, the limitations of Extinction Rebellion and Youth Strikes, the role of trade unions, and the possibilities of a Green New Deal, Burnt issues a powerful call for a radical collective movement: saving the world is not enough; we must build a better one in the process.
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Forlag: Pluto Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 160
ISBN: 9780745341828
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«<p>'A brilliantly readable and absorbing analysis of the capitalist roots of climate breakdown, and an inspiring rallying cry for activists everywhere to work together to build a just, ecosocialist future'</p>»

«<p>'<em>Burnt</em> takes us to the structural roots of climate injustice in colonialism, class, gender and race. But it goes beyond analysis. It is an activist guide on 'being the change you want to see' in times of climate catastrophe. Saltmarsh shows that the antidote to climate injustice is not depression or hopelessness but hope born from a struggle for justice'</p>»

«<p>'Few people still deny that climate change is taking place, but who is to blame for the crisis? Chris Saltmarsh sets the record straight, explaining that the capitalist system that is to blame, and the fight for climate justice offers a way out. This rousing book demonstrates that by joining in solidarity with others fighting for a new society, we can remake the world for everyone rather than just the wealthy few'</p>»

«<p>'Deftly draws upon his experiences in the student and Labour Party climate movements to provide a compelling analysis of how the climate movement must urgently pivot to take the capitalist system head on or fail'</p>»

«<p>'From 'generation climate' to a transformative Green New Deal, this is a sure guide through the politics of environmental breakdown and why radical ambition is our safest path forward'</p>»

«<p>'Accurately identifies the scale of the crisis facing us and offers strategic ideas for how we respond - a rallying cry in book form'</p>»

«<p>'Pushes the British climate movement to go further in their demands for ecological justice. Unlike many books about climate breakdown, this book understands the political and economic system that is holding us to ransom, and has a good idea of how to change it'</p>»

«<p>'A great contribution to unveiling the roots of our crisis, rich in storytelling drawing from Chris' deep experience in organising for a world that centres people and planet'</p>»

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Climate crisis

1. The c-word (capitalism)

2. Justice or bust

3. Climate Action, Ltd

4. The next generation

5. Green New Deal - a blueprint

6. Jobs, jobs, jobs

7. The s-word (state power)

8. Don't let crises go to waste

Conclusion: Don't mourn, organise!

Resources
Chris Saltmarsh is co-founder of Labour for a Green New Deal. He has written for a wide range of media including Novara Media, Tribune, Jacobin, the Ecologist, openDemocracy, Vice and New Internationalist.