People are not pollution

Interesting and sharp article about how dangerous the so-called ‘lifeboat ethics’ of anti-immigration environmentalists are in these turbulent times.  

The following is from the introduction:

“Ian Angus and Simon Butler ask if climate activists should support limits on immigration. This article which was written for the Canadian site Socialist Voice takes issues with those environmentalists who link migration and ecological degradation.

 Immigrants to the developed world have frequently been blamed for unemployment, crime and other social ills. Attempts to reduce or block immigration have been justified as necessary measures to protect “our way of life” from alien influences.

Today, some environmentalists go farther, arguing that sharp cuts in immigration are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. However sincere and well-meaning such activists may be, their arguments are wrong and dangerous, and should be rejected by the climate emergency movement.”

You can read more of the article on the Socialist Resistance website – http://socialistresistance.org/?p=828.

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About Sam Feeney

I am a counsellor, trainer and LGBTQI community activist. I write about my journey through life as a someone who lives and breathes gender and sexual difference and who cares passionately about creating powerful and sustainable radical social and political change.
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