Ecosocialism

06/12/16
Author: 
Claudio Katz

"He deployed a prolific critical analysis of environmental depredation and the poverty generated by capitalism." 

With Fidel’s death Latin America’s principal revolutionary figure of the last century has left us. Amidst our great sorrow at his passing it is difficult to assess his stature. But while emotion clouds any evaluation, the Comandante’s influence[1] can be appreciated with greater clarity now that he has left.

26/11/16
Author: 
Fidel Castro

Legendary Cuban revolutionary and former president Fidel Castro passed away on November 25 aged 90 (having survived hundreds of failed CIA assassination attempts). An internationalist dedicated to a fairer and sustainable planet, Castro long warned that capitalism was threatening to destroy human civlisation through ecological destruction, with the poor of the global South its first victims.

11/11/16
Author: 
Ian Angus and John Riddell
Leap Manifesto
Posted on November 6, 2016

Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis  for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.

16/10/16
Author: 
Fred Magdoff
It is my contention that we are not facing the root cause of our problems, and until we do, there is no hope of solving the social and ecological problems confronting the world....the primary problem is the inner moving force of capitalism—its Achilles heel regarding the environment—the unending accumulation of capital, which means perpetual “creative destruction.”
 
10/10/16
Author: 
Michael A. Lebowitz

Often the best way to begin to understand something is to consider what it is not. Socialism for the twenty-first century is not a society in which people sell their ability to work and are directed from above by others whose goal is profits rather than the satisfaction of human needs. It is not a society where the owners of the means of production benefit by dividing workers and communities in order to drive down wages and intensify work—i.e., gain by increasing exploitation. Socialism for the twenty-first century, in short, is not capitalism.

06/10/16
Author: 
Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden

[Editor: While the authors choose, rather confusingly in our opinion, to use the term Green Social Democracy they are talking about something very similar to what we mean by Ecosocialism.]

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06/10/16
Author: 
Gar Alperovitz, Gus Speth, Ted Howard and Joe Guinan

We'd like to introduce to you a new working paper that we prepared as an invited contribution to the “After Fossil Fuels: The New Economy” conference taking place in Oberlin, Ohio from October 6-8, 2016.

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27/09/16
Author: 
Planka.nu

One is not born a motorist, one becomes one.

Planka.nu

Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one's potential for mobility often has to do with one's economic position, but also because a society built on today's mobility paradigm – automobility – directly contributes to growing economic and social differences.

27/09/16
Author: 
Ian Angus

The authors of this book have very little to say about the Anthropocene, the crisis of the Earth System, or the new global epoch, and most of what they do say is misleading or wrong.


I submitted my review of Anthropocene or Capitalocene?” to International Socialist Review in July, but publication was unavoidably delayed until now. These are some thoughts I had after I submitted my manuscript. There’s a link to my review at the end.

Introduction to a critique

27/09/16
Author: 
Ian Angus
Ian Angus, author of Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
[Editors: to see Angus' slides check out the video of his talk in Australia here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJMjvZaNDJA  But don't miss the interesting questions and answers at the end of the Canadian launch.]
 
Published on Sep 19, 2016

Ian Angus speaks at the Canadian launch of his new book @ SFU Woodward's on September 15th.

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