Ecosocialism

06/11/15
Author: 
Chris McGreal
 Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters/Corbis

[Webpage editor's note: The momentum for social change in dealing with both the climate and social justice issues.] 

City council member Kshama Sawant says the Vermont senator’s candidacy has created ‘enormous momentum’ for change among young people and workers

Kshama Sawant may be the only elected politician in the US who thinks Bernie Sanders has compromised his socialist principles a little too much to win the White House.

Seattle workers hail 'historic moment' as city sets course for $15 minimum wage

05/11/15
Author: 
Solidarity staff

In early 2014, Solidarity’s Ecosocialist Working Group developed six questions that we felt deserved some substantial discussion among those who identify as “ecosocialists.” We invited members of our working group, of Solidarity as a whole, and others to draft some initial responses as a way to generate further discussion. Since then we have been collecting, considering, and editing those responses. We are now sharing some of them in this working paper, and we plan to share more in the future as they become ready.

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02/11/15
Author: 
Chris Williams
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

[An important article: "I would argue that it's much more likely to come from social protest than from the eventual exhaustion of natural resources."- says Chris Williams - read the full article - Editors]

We are now officially living amid the sixth great extinction, according to scientists, but the global economy has still not shifted to prevent climate change's existential threat to human civilization and much of the biosphere.

15/09/15
Author: 
Richard Fidler

[Webpage editor's note: This short article by the author of the blog Life on the Left is part of a discussion in Quebec among socialists and nationalists about the Canadian election. It was submitted to a bulletin associated with the journal Nouveaux Cahiers du Socialisme.]

01/08/15
Author: 
Federico Fuentes

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues.

Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although Morales is known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, at home he faces constant criticism from conservationists “who say he puts extraction ahead of clean water and forests”.

26/07/15
Author: 
David Klein

This book review of Green Capitalsm the God that Failed by Richard Smith was first published by the World Economics Association eBooks.

23/07/15
Author: 
Stefano B. Longo and Brett Clark

Forget the ‘tragedy of the commons.’  The real cause of environmental crises is a system that commodifies nature and values profit above life itself.

23/07/15
Author: 
Michael Roberts

Leftist journalist and broadcaster, Paul Mason, has a new book out at the end of this month. It's called ‘Postcapitalism’.  I don’t have a copy but Mason has written a long article in the British newspaper, The Guardian, outlining his main arguments, http://gu.com/p/4ay9c

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