Anti-immigration, population control and environmentalism ?

Source: Climate and Capitalism

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We will embrace diversity and reject racism as we confront the serious environmental challenges before us.
We will not adopt the message that immigrants are the cause of environmental problems.
We will actively support the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees.
We will solve our environmental problems and the challenges facing our society through the energy, vision, and commitment of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin.

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  1. Cameron Brown says:

    There are similar ‘Green’ anti-immigration arguments here in Australia. It is certainly not to the same extent it seems to be in the US but it is a part of the Green movement I have issues with. This anti-immigration/anti-population growth ideology is indeed not new. Right back to Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus in the 19th Century with the rise of the Malthusian Crisis which led to the justification of the closing of the commons, right through to Garrett Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons which is nothing more than neo-Malthusian, racist, anti-poor ideology.

  2. I always like to ask population control types if they are volunteering? Its always someone else that is the person too many. Its not just population its lifestyle and consumption and that puts the Global North, the rich countries and its fat consumers as the problem population. Malthus actually worked for the East India Company’s research and educational division and his work was used to justify monstrous imperialism. I commend the book Late Victorian Holocausts.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=3IrKEzgkQkMC&dq=late+victorian+holocausts&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=htaBTOz6JY2WsgONx4GfBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=malthus&f=false

  3. Malthus married his cousin, Harriet, on April 12, 1804, and had three children: Henry, Emily and Lucy. In 1805 he became Professor of History and Political Economy at the East India Company College (now known as Haileybury) in Hertfordshire.[24] His students affectionately referred to him as “Pop” or “Population” Malthus. In 1818 Malthus became a Fellow of the Royal Society.

    In the Marxist tradition, Lenin sharply criticized Malthusian theory and its neo-Malthusian version,[56] calling it a “reactionary doctrine” and “an attempt on the part of bourgeois ideologists to exonerate capitalism and to prove the inevitability of privation and misery for the working class under any social system”.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/thomas-malthus

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