Archive | March, 2011

What would a sustainable society look like?

The ecological changes proposed by socialists are all eminently feasible — if we build a society whose objective is human and natural sustainability through the co-development of na­ture and human society. Chapter 8 of Chris Williams’ recent book, Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, outlines the kinds of changes that are needed, without engaging in […]

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Murray Bookchin: Ecological problems are social problems

[Quotes and Insights #19] by Murray Bookchin What defines social ecology as social is its recognition of the often-overlooked fact that nearly all our present ecological problems arise from deep-seated social problems. Conversely, our present ecological problems cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society. To make this point […]

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Ecology & Socialism; Rise of the Green Left

Rise of the Green Left and Ecology and Socialism covers

<Chris Williams, Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis (Haymarket 2010) Derek Wall, The Rise of the Green Left: Inside the Worldwide Ecosocialist Movement (Pluto 2010) reviewed by Alex Snowdon Counterfire, March 11, 2011 There remains a huge gulf between what needs to be done to stop climate change wreaking destruction and the solutions […]

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