Ecosocialism

13/03/20
Author: 
Mike Davis
COVID-19

March 12, 2020

COVID-19 is finally the monster at the door. Researchers are working night and day to characterize the outbreak but they are faced with three huge challenges.

First the continuing shortage or unavailability of test kits has vanquished all hope of containment. Moreover it is preventing accurate estimates of key parameters such as reproduction rate, size of infected population and number of benign infections. The result is a chaos of numbers.

02/03/20
Author: 
Rob Urie
 Bernie Sanders - Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Wherever Bernie Sanders’ campaign goes from here, the left critique of establishment politics is getting empirical backing through popular support for his candidacy. The establishment’s response— incredulity that the little people have the temerity to question their betters, is combined with a posture of victimhood, that blameless elites are being demonized by neo-collectivist malcontents who are too stupid to appreciate the blessing that four decades of neoliberalism has bestowed on them.

20/02/20
Author: 
Thomas M. Hanna, Mathew Lawrence
design

February 13, 2020

As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising economic inequality, assaults on workers’ rights and wages, unchecked corporate power, financialization, entrenched racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, and emboldened neo-fascism and right-wing populism, to name a few.

19/02/20
Author: 
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout
Students and their supporters protest as they demand transformative climate change action during the Black Friday sales in Santa Monica, California, on November 29, 2019.

In the wake of Australian fire storms, global crop loss and catastrophic climate change shifts, billions of people are recognizing the dangers to society and life itself presented by capitalism’s profit-driven despoiling of nature. At the same time, the last 40 years of deepening inequality inside virtually all nations have undermined their social cohesion, and increasingly, capitalism’s mechanisms are being blamed. Anti-capitalism is exploding across many political landscapes.

10/02/20
Author: 
Marvin Gandall
Exxon knew

February 10, 2020 

The world’s oil, gas, and coal companies would incur what the Financial Times (FT) recently described as “breathtaking” losses if they’re not allowed to extract and burn their enormous reserves.

05/02/20
Author: 
Alan MacLeod
 image - Jared Rodriguez / Truthout

Big news, everyone! Billionaires don’t like socialism.

05/02/20
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Hannah Holleman

[Image:#NoDAPL by the Palestinian artist, Leila Abdelrazaq]

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