Ecosocialism

Fred Magdoff, Monthly Review, September 16, 2016

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.

Paul Street, How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature, September 14, 2016
So far, 2016 is the hottest year on record. So was 2015. So was 2014.(John McColgan / U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Lili Fuhr, Thomas Fatheuer & Barbara Unmüßig, The Ecologist, July 19, 2016

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.

Ian Angus, Interview with Ian Angus, July 18, 2016

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. 

Jill Stein, Green Party, July 12, 2016

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?")

Ian Angus, Compiled by John Foran, June 21, 2016

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:

John Bellamy Foster, climateandcapitalism.com, June 6, 2016

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.

Jonathan Nack, indybay.org, June 15, 2016

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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