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New book: Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis & Social Change

By Brian Tokar
From Communalism Press in Porsgrunn, Norway

(cover photo by Global Justice Ecology Project’s Orin Langelle taken in Copenhagen at the 2009 UN Climate Talks)

Available now from Amazon.com

To be distributed by AK Press in the US and UK.

List Price: $14.95. Bulk discounts are available via http://www.communalism.net.

The outlook of Climate Justice offers a renewed grassroots response to the climate crisis. This emerging movement is rooted in land-based and urban communities around the world that are already experiencing the impacts of global climate disruptions. Climate Justice highlights the social justice and human rights dimensions of the crisis, while challenging corporate-driven false solutions, and using creative direct action to press for real, systemic changes.

Toward Climate Justice explains the case for Climate Justice, challenges the myths underlying carbon markets and other false solutions, including the emergence of new nuclear and biofuel technologies. The book also dissects the events that shaped the diplomatic failure of the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit.

Drawing on more than three decades of political engagement with energy and climate issues, Brian Tokar shows how the perspective of social ecology can point the way toward a radically ecological reconstruction of society, in contrast to the grim, apocalyptic visions that underlie much of today’s popular climate activism.

Brian Tokar is a long-time activist and author, and the current Director of the Institute for Social Ecology, based in Plainfield, Vermont. He is the author of The Green Alternative and Earth for Sale, editor of two books on the politics of biotechnology, Redesigning Life? and Gene Traders, and lectures widely on a variety of environmental and political topics.


Introduction, by Eirik Eiglad

(editor of Communalism: A Social Ecology Journal)
Global Warming and the Struggle for Justice
Toward a Movement for Climate Justice
Beyond the Copenhagen Climate Summit
On Utopian Aspirations in the Climate Movement
Social Ecology and the Future of Ecological Movements

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