John Foran

John Foran, Resilience, December 20, 2017

Unlike other ecosocialists, I have long argued that the path to radical social transformation called for the formation of the most inventive social movement the world has ever seen.  But as a scholar of twentieth-century revolutions and twenty-first century movements for radical social change, I have started to come around to the idea that the

John Foran, Resilience, November 21, 2017

Three of the most intense hurricanes ever recorded just ripped through Puerto Rico and the southern US – within weeks of each other! Ash rained from the sky in Seattle and Portland for weeks. Record monsoons swept through Asia. Parts of Sierra Leone and Niger are underwater. San Francisco recorded its hottest day ever and Europe endured a triple-digit heat wave they called “Diablo.” The fucking devil is here man, and its name is climate change.

John Foran, Resilience.org, July 5, 2017

I spent five days in June at a most unusual gathering.  Unusual, because unlike the many academic conferences, the workshops, the handful of “symposia” I’ve attended, this one seemed right on the mark, existentially and politically, for our moment.

John Foran, resilience.org, March 2, 2017

The situation we face. First, let’s please just acknowledge there is a crisis.

John Foran, February 9, 2017

This book contains a series of essays written at the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 on the theme of climate justice. They were mean to help reflection on the events of 2016 and to offer some of the climate justice movement's best ideas and practices to itself in the current year....

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John Foran, Resilience, August 20, 2016

The challenge is greater than preparing individuals and groups to fight back. The real point is to connect those groups to one another – to break issue silos, share experience and resources, find common goals and targets, and lay the foundation for a network of front-line groups fighting together for social, political, economic, and ecological justice in the United States and the world.

Yes. It’s big. The crises are deep, the systems that birthed them are powerful, and the challenge is great. But we are confident.

John Foran, Resilience, March 14, 2016

Introduction

We are living through an unprecedented crisis, in a world beset by massive social problems – the obscene poverty and inequality that neoliberal capitalist globalization has wreaked on at least two-thirds of humanity, the immobility of the political elite almost everywhere, and cultures of violence that poison our lives from the most intimate relations to the mass murder of the world’s wars.

John Foran, April 29, 2015

More than ten years ago, I wrote a visions piece for the first edition of Feminist Futures.  It was called “Alternatives to Development:  Of Love, Dreams and Revolution.”  It was an opportunity to write directly from the heart about the things that were most important to me, and to make connections among them.

Cora Kammeyer and John Foran, The Climate Justice Project, February 14, 2015

Dear Governor Brown,Yesterday we came to Oakland, your old home town. Eight thousand of us stood shoulder to shoulder. We marched. We chanted. We danced...more

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John Foran, Never Trust a COP, January 2, 2015
Final words from SCNCC member John F, reporting from the COP 20 2014 UN Climate Summit, Lima, Peru
 
We will reclaim power from those who don’t act in our interests. We willresist the imposition of a ‘global climate deal’ that does nothing for the climate and even less for people.
 
They tried to bury us here in Lima but we are seeds and we will grow into a forest of resistance.
 

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