Ecosocialism

03/11/21
Author: 
Socialist Action
Editor's note: This statement by Socialist Action is useful for discussing how ecosocialists should relate to and work within the NDP. Socialist Action is a fellow participant with the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group in the Socialist Unity Assembly.
 

A SOCIALIST PLATFORM FOR THE BC NDP

 
29/10/21
Author: 
Ann Grant

[Note: Mine was just one of many, sometimes very eloquent, presentations to Council on the topic Future of False Creek South: Advancing a Conceptual Development Plan and Addressing Lease Expiries.  The meeting extended over three days because of the large number of presentation, (over 170 signed up to speak), and only very few were in favour of the plan.  The presentations may be viewed/heard on the videos of the Council here starting on Oct.

27/10/21
Author: 
Robert Kuttner
Thomas Piketty, 2017Credit...SIPA, Associated
 

Oct. 26, 2021

"Nobody is as surprised by this turn as Piketty himself."

TIME FOR SOCIALISM

Dispatches From a World on Fire, 2016-2021
By Thomas Piketty

25/10/21
Author: 
Ecosocialist Alliance
ECOSOCIALISM NOT EXTINCTION!

October 24, 2021

This statement was drafted by the Ecosocialist Alliance, a UK-based coalition organized by Green Left, Left Unity and Anti-Capitalist Resistance. After discussion and adoption of amendments proposed the Global Ecosocialist Network, it has been endorsed by a wide range of individuals and groups, including Climate & Capitalism. It will be distributed at COP26, the United Nations climate conference that opens on October 31 in Glasgow.


ECOSOCIALISM NOT EXTINCTION!

20/10/21
Author: 
Robert A. Hackett
BC NDP Premier John Horgan on the campaign trail last year. His political history showed him environmental policy is ‘all about cutting deals, not pursuing ideals,’ concludes one veteran journalist. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

The daunting tale retold of social democrats' dilemma--whether to keep trying to reform what two centuries of evidence shows cannot be reformed or to recognize that the task is to replace the global capitalist socio-economic system before it's too late! And no, I don't think that's going to be simple, which reinforces the urgency. The various scientific deadlines for effective, collective action to counter climate disruption impacts (and other systemic crises) mean we are limited to a half-dozen more electoral cycles.....give or take...

        -- Gene McGuckin

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