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Ian Angus, Climate and Capitalism, July 30, 2014

Dear Sam: I was pleased to receive and publish your response to my article, Once Again on  ‘Environmental Catastrophism’. The left can only gain from frank and open discussion of our differences.

Sam Gindin, Climate and Capitalism, July 28, 2014

Replying to Ian Angus, Sam Gindin says the real issue is how to build support for replacing capitalism with an environmentally-sensitive socialism.

Sam Ginden is replying to “Once again, on ‘environmental catastrophism’: A reply to Sam Gindin,” published in Climate & Capitalism on July 14.

The earlier articles mentioned are:

Michael Glasser, System Change not Climate Change, July 28, 2014

Michael Gasser is an activist in the Bay Area chapter of System Change Not Climate Change (SCNCC) and a member of Solidarity

Ian Angus, Climate & Capitalism, July 14, 2014

Ian Angus says ‘environmental catastrophism’ is a red herring. The real issue is whether socialists should give high priority to resisting capitalism’s war on the planet.

Gary Stuard, June 2, 2014

Our 2014 May Day celebration was a huge success. We had music from Solace and Eamon Danzig. We had poetry from Rashad and a powerful presentation from the inimitable Afi Bell.

Kilaika Baruti gave an informative and moving presentation about the history of May Day and the story of Lucy Parsons, a labor activist whose husband Albert was judicially murdered for his role in the original May Day. Gary Stuard gave a long and powerful explanation of the way that capitalism is destroying our environment. And there were other speakers.

John Cowsill, Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century, July 4, 2014

This article is an edited version of John Cowsill’s presentation at the Ecosocialism: Fracking, Climate and Revolution conference. He also published an early draft in his blog notes.

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Don Fitz, Climate and Capitalism, July 4, 2014

The controversy over extractivism in Latin America has become a lot hotter.  Though social justice and environmental activists have sought a partnership for years, this could become a wedge issue.  The debate is core to our conceptualization of what type of society we are working to build and how we plan to get there.

Brad Hornick, rabble.ca, July 3, 2014

Sam Gindin's recent contributions to the The Bullet  and Jacobin explore the lost potential of the working class in revolutionary politics. On the economic and ecological fronts, he argues, working-class politics has been incapable of catalyzing widespread and consequential societal mobilization, or becoming vital sites of theoretical and practical struggle.

Ian Angus, Climate & Capitalism, July 2, 2014

Long before today’s scientists accepted the idea, socialist-ecologist Barry Commoner argued that there had been a qualitative change in humanity’s relationship with nature in the years following World War II. Going a step further he explained why it happened and what it means for our future.

“We know that something went wrong in the country after World War II, for most of our serious pollution problems either began in the postwar years or have greatly worsened since then.” - Barry Commoner, 1971 [1]

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