Ecosocialist contingent discusses how to stop capitalist ecocide

This is a video of a panel discussion held in Washington DC, the evening prior to the February 2013 Forward on Climate Rally, a mass demonstration against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The event was sponsored by the Ecosocialist Contingent, a coalition of socialist organizations that marched together at the demonstration to make the case for a united and independent grassroots movement that does not look toward the Democratic Party for solutions or help to the climate crisis.

For more information about the contingent, see website:


  • Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential candidate
  • Chris Williams, activist and author of Ecology and Socialism
  • Nick Davenport, activist with Solidarity

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3 years 2 months ago
oh yes, you are right, it IS killing the planet: from “simple” deforesting + cattlefeed use + monocultures (mais, palm oil, sugarcane etc.) to finally concreting all into ecocrazy housing areas – (with losses of 100.000 square yards of O2-producing leaf areas /PER EACH TREE/ and with replacement of 30m trees ty small 4ft tree-lings) — it is incredible and horrible what Human Beings do to the planet. . What I slightly disagree is the causality “capitalism destroys the planet” because “capitalism” often is used for 2 quite different concepts, i.e. * moneyUSE (using money or an eqivalent “money” form, for example recognition or other emotional “values”) and (on the other hand) * moneyREIGN (the reign by the MEANS of money), which is what actually destroys people AND the planet. . And it was shocking how violently those protesters (against moneyREIGN) in Wall Street (“Occupy”) were beaten up by armed police and other “public” army structures. (btw “the” picture of that 85 year old woman with pepper spray in her eyes has disappeared from practically all US searching engines during that past year: how can things like that happen?) . Market Economy is not “the hell” as such but moneyUSE… Read more »