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“Studs Terkel: listener and humanitarian” via Radio New Zealand

Alan Wieder, author of Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation, talks with Wallace Chapman on Radio New Zealand‘s weekly show, “Sunday Morning”
“Wieder says that wherever Terkel was, he believed people had something to say.
Terkel captured Chicago’s racism in the ’70s through an interview with a policeman for his book Working: People who talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do…”… | more…

Facing the Anthropocene

Facing the Anthropocene reviewed in Britain’s Weekly Worker

“On August 29 of this year the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) recommended to the International Geological Congress (IGC) that the ‘Anthropocene’ – the epoch when human activity has had a significant impact on the ecosystem – should have formal recognition. Ian Angus’s book is therefore highly relevant – the AWG hopes that recognition will be forthcoming at the next IGC, which will take place in Delhi in 2020….”… | more…

Ian Angus Calls Out “A new and disturbing era in human history”

“A growing number of scientists, environmentalists and other experts have come to the conclusion that the human race has had such a deep and fundamental impact on the planet that we have effectively entered into a new geological age in the history of the Earth. They argue that the changes that have been brought about by human activity over the past 200 years, but more specifically since the end of the Second World War, has had a permanent effect on our ecology. We have, they say, moved from the Holocene to the Anthropocene epoch, one which future scientists will be able to pinpoint just by studying these effects on our environment….¶ Ian Angus will hold a book launch for Facing the Anthropocene at Octopus Books, 251 Bank Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa, on September 27 at 7 pm.”… | more…

Facing the Anthropocene: climate change is a ‘global emergency’”

This summer, a panel of geologists voted to recognize today as an age where human activities match or exceed natural forces and are globally significant. They named it the Anthropocene. On September 13, Ian Angus, an author and eco-socialist activist, spoke at a colloquium organized by UBC’s geography department, addressing this proposed geological epoch and introducing his new book, Facing the Anthropocene.… | more…

Ottawa Valley Faces Ian Angus (and the Anthropocene)

in which Ian Angus, author of Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System, talks to Jennifer Estendorp of Inside Ottawa Valley
“What is the Anthropocene you ask?
‘Geologists divide the history of our world into increments, based on what they know about eras,’ explained Ian Angus, local author. ‘Currently, we’re in the Holocene epoch.’… | more…

A World to Build: New Paths toward Twenty-First Century Socialism

Marta Harnecker on “The Best Homage We Can Pay Fidel”

“Over half a century ago, as Latin American households were celebrating the start of a new year, some good news arrived from Cuba: a guerrilla army with a social base among the peasantry triumphed on the Caribbean island, liberating the country from the tyrannical Batista regime. A political process began that not only aimed to overthrow a dictator, but sought to follow a consistently revolutionary line: genuinely transform society for the benefit of the great majority….”… | more…