Ecosocialism

19/04/19
Author: 
Daniel Tanuro

How can we reconcile social struggle and environmental struggle? This question poses problems for trade unionists. To avoid a climate catastrophe, it would be necessary to reduce economic activity, to suppress useless or harmful production, to give up a substantial part of the means of transport ... But what would happen to employment then? How can we avoid a surge of unemployment, a new rise of poverty and precariousness? In today’s relationship of forces, in the face of financialized and globalized capitalism, these challenges seem impossible to meet ...

11/04/19
Author: 
Keith Brower Brown, Jeremy Gong, Matt Huber, Jamie Munro
A truck delivers coal to Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. George Frey / Getty

If we want a Green New Deal that can take on climate change, we need to challenge powerful business interests.

n the morning of November 13, 2018, the Twitter account of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-based organization demanding a Green New Deal (GND), posted the following message:

21/03/19
Author: 
Richard Fidler
CO2 pollution

March 21, 2019 

Climate change is the most visible, most threatening expression of a larger, planetary ecological crisis, the result of an economic system (capitalism) with an inherent growth and profit dynamic which ensures that the exploitation of natural resources (both renewable and non-renewable) exceeds the carrying capacity of nature. You have read the almost-daily scientific reports, each more alarming than the ones before, on the scope of the crisis. I won’t belabour the point.

13/03/19
Author: 
Dan Young interviews Don Fitz and Stan Cox

Interchange – Is “Green Growth” Malignant? Perspectives on the Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 InterchangeNewsPublic Affairs 44 Views

05/03/19
Author: 
Yves Engler
Hands off Venezuela

Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine. First issued in 1823, it warned European powers against renewed colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Presented as anti-imperialist, the Monroe Doctrine was later used to justify U.S. interference in regional affairs.

02/03/19
Author: 
Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic Socialists of America
Break the power of capitalists and guarantee a vibrant natural world that is home for humanity  and all forms of life, for many generations to come.
26/02/19
Author: 
Carol Dansereau, John Foran, Ted Franklin, Brad Hornick, Sandra Lindberg, Jennifer Scarlott,

February 26, 2019

 

Introduction by John Foran

23/02/19
Author: 
Michael Löwy
Winter 2019
 
Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism. Capitalism, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy
By Kohei Saito
New York, Monthly Review Press, 2017
Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism
By Victor Wallis
Toronto, Political Animal Press, 2018
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18/02/19
Author: 
Srećko Horvat

If socialism in one country was a pipe dream, so will be the idea of an ecological transition in one country. To make it work, the Green New Deal will have to be internationalized.

The damage caused by air pollution is now being compared to the effects of tobacco use. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution poses the greatest environmental threat to global health in 2019, killing seven million people prematurely every year, which is around the number of deaths caused by cigarettes.

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