This week’s selection of ecosocialist resources includes some particularly powerful articles and talks on the strategic and theoretical challenges facing the left today.
Why I’m an ecosocialist
Video of presentation at Open University of the Left, December 14, 2013, Chicago
From occupy to climate justice
Much of the left, especially the economic left, doesn’t admit — or even denies — that the climate crisis poses a catastrophic threat to humanity’s survival. Maybe tghat’s because the implications of climate science are too radical, even for radicals.
Is genius in the genes?
The debate about the impact of genes on intelligence has resurfaced, and it’s more fervent than ever. Can achievement truly be inherited? And should education be tailored to individuals’ genetic potential?
Ecosocialism: Putting on the brakes before going over the cliff
Ecosocialism is an attempt to provide a radical, civilizational alternative to capitalism, rooted in the basic arguments of the ecological movement, and in the Marxist critique of political economy. It opposes to capitalism’s destructive progress (Marx) an economic policy founded on non-monetary and extra-economic criteria: social needs and ecological equilibrium.
Environmental or ecological unionism?
Anyone fighting the 1%; fighting for a redistribution of wealth, including labor unions, is on some level fighting an ecological fight, even if they might be loath to admit it. But what would a unionism that actively embraced ecology look like? One local union has run campaigns that may be instructive in analyzing that question.
The Green Red Show
And, with no false modestly, I also encourage you to read …
Relaunching Ecosocialism Canada
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