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Sep 16 2016 - 10:00
Author: 
Fred Magdoff

Two weeks ago I returned from my fiftieth class reunion at Oberlin College in Ohio. The brief discussions I had there with environmental faculty and students left me feeling a bit dazed.

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Sep 14 2016 - 18:30
Author: 
Paul Street
So far, 2016 is the hottest year on record. So was 2015. So was 2014.(John McColgan / U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Jul 19 2016 - 11:00
Author: 
Lili Fuhr, Thomas Fatheuer & Barbara Unmüßig

The idea that our profit-oriented, growth-driven economic system can deliver a sustainable society is a beguiling one, write Lili Fuhr, Thomas Fatheuer & Barbara Unmüßig. But it is doomed to failure. The changes we need are in the first place political, and will be driven by a new democratic will to put people and planet before money.

Jul 18 2016 - 12:30
Author: 
Ian Angus

Ian Angus is editor of the online ecosocialist journal Climate & Capitalism, and co-author of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration. His most recent book, Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System, (Monthly Review Press, 2016) has been praised by Michael Lebowitz as a “crucial political intervention,” by Michael Lowy as “an outstanding contribution” and by John Bellamy Foster as “the most up-to-date and eloquent manifesto” of ecosocialism. 

Jul 12 2016 - 21:00
Author: 
Jill Stein

Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, released the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton today.

(Dr. Stein will host a livestream broadcast on her Facebook page on Tuesday July 12th at 8pm Eastern time on the subject "What's next for our revolution?")

Jun 21 2016 - 08:45
Author: 
Ian Angus

Ian Angus on the Anthropocene, A compilation of his work, March 28, 2016 with Introduction by John Foran

Gathered here are a series of short pieces by Canadian ecosocialist scholar-activist Ian Angus, editor of the online journal Climate & Capitalism of the book The Global Fight for Climate Justice (Fernwood, 2010)

His book, Facing the Anthropocene:  Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System is due out in September of this year.  Here’s what I wrote for the back cover of that book:

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Jun 6 2016 - 15:45
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster

One of the most important books of Marxist theory published in recent years is Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, in which John Bellamy Foster rediscovered and expanded on Marx’s understanding of the alienation of human beings from the natural world, crystallized in the concept of metabolic rift.

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Jun 15 2016 - 15:30
Author: 
Jonathan Nack

In a major development, the Green Party took a key step towards declaring itself Eco-socialist. The party’s National Committee voted Sunday night to approve a proposed amendment to the party’s platform entitled “Ecological Economics.” The proposed platform position declares that the Green Party is anti-capitalist and in favor of a decentralized vision socialism.

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