Ecosocialist resources, 64

Ecosocialist Resources, published at irregular intervals in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission and goals. Inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) the item says. If you read or write an article that might be appropriate for this column, please post your suggestion in the Climate and Capitalism Facebook group.

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From the tar sands to ‘green jobs’? Work and ecological justice
A low-carbon, sustainable and just economy requires not only new methods of production – it also requires a fundamental redistribution of resources, decolonization, and other ways of understanding ourselves, of relating to each other.
Lilian Yap
The Bullet (Socialist Project)

 Open letter to Evo Morales about nuclear energy
(Spanish text, with additional signatures, here)
We have been surprised by the announcement of your government’s plans to start the process of building a nuclear plant in Bolivia. We believe this to be a move in the wrong direction and we wish to explain why in the following few points.
Nnimmo Bassey and others

Revealing the hidden: Indigenous perspectives on deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon
(in Spanish, with English Summary) pdf
By 2014, between 8.9 and 10.5 million hectares of Peru’s forests had been deforested, approximately between 11.3% and 13.4% of the original forest area. The vast majority of this deforestation is the direct result of state and corporate policies encouraging the colonization and agricultural development of the Amazon.
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana

Renewable energy alone won’t save the planet
If a green energy revolution did cut emissions dramatically, it will mainly impact global warming, and have limited effects on the overall ecological crisis that includes habit loss, species extinction, oceanic overfishing, and coral reef loss.
Arun Gupta
Telesur

Climate change: back to the market, or …?
Rather than allowing big polluters to trade away their responsibility, an approach which directly targets fossil fuel corporations is both necessary and feasible.
Gareth Bryant
Progress in Political Economy

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Rob Sacco
1 year 9 months ago

Hi
I am a new subscriber, and really appreciate your values, attitude, and your content. However, I am a little worried by your slogan: ‘Ecosocialism or barbarism. I realise the slogan has great antecedents, but ‘socialism’ is after all ‘State ownership of the means of production’. Is that really a solution to the global ecological crisis? I would suggest something like ‘Ecocommunalism’ or ‘Ecocommunitarianism’ or ‘Ecosyndicalism, to bring out the centrality of ‘community ownership of the means of production’ if we as a species are to discover a species definition that is not destructive to our planet.
Thanks!
Rob Sacco
Zimbabwe

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