Essential reading for red-greens and green reds: Monthly Review Press announces new titles by Ian Angus, Kohei Saito, Chris Williams and Fred Magdoff
Author Archive | Ian Angus
Failed harvests, disease, deteriorating water and pasture conditions, and animal deaths mean 12 million need food aid now, and the situation is fast deteriorating
John Bellamy Foster: This administration is not just a cabal of ignoramuses. Behind the right’s climate denial is the economic reality that seriously combating capitalism’s war on the planet requires the defeat of the system.
Climate and Capitalism, ”an ecosocialist journal, reflecting the viewpoint of environmental Marxism,” was born on January 29, 2007. Ten years and 2500 articles later, C&C’s second decade has begun.
There will inevitably be tensions, but the core interests of workers and the labor movement lie both in defeating Trump and in forestalling the devastating effects of climate change on themselves and their posterity.
A new conservative campaign aims to discredit efforts to define the new and dangerous stage of planetary history, by driving a wedge between social scientists and the Anthropocene Working Group.
Long-time ecosocialist activist and writer Terry Townsend is fighting his way back from a massive stroke. You can help ensure that he can participate in political activity again.
From the archive: Why capitalism is destroying the earth, and why socialism is the only path to human survival in this century.
The gap between rich and poor is far greater than previously reported, because the poorest half of the world has even less wealth than previous studies showed
In one year, rich countries take $2 trillion more from poor countries than they return in aid and investment. The countries that brag most about their foreign aid are enabling mass theft.
Ian Angus recommends three book reviews on ecological Marxism, and two websites that eviscerate climate science deniers.
How might economic needs be met in a post-capitalist society? Is it possible to eliminate markets and make production choices democratically?
With Donald Trump in the White House the future for our climate looks bleak, but capitalism’s love affair with fossil energy runs much deeper than the desires and personalities of individual politicians.
Ian Angus offers his opinions and recommendations, pro and con, on seven books he read while Climate & Capitalism was taking a break.
Five articles and a video for green-lefts and left-greens: Marx on Food, Ecosocialist International, Kurds and Climate, Inequality today, COP22 Imperialism, Anthropocene
To understand what ecological restoration will involve, we need to see clearly what is happening, what processes are taking place, what is irreversible, what can be refused, what can be overcome.
Climate & Capitalism joins millions of people around the world in mourning the death and honoring the life of Fidel Castro Ruz. In this short talk at the 1992 Earth Summit, Fidel described the Earth System crisis and identified its causes more powerfully than any other delegate.
The outcome of the latest UN climate negotiations is a page of bold promises, stirring calls, and grand statements, woefully empty of anything actionable.
Susan George: We are faced with determined adversaries who care nothing about human rights or climate change. They only want a world in which they can make endless amounts of money using all available resources, no matter what the costs to nature and to human life.
VIDEO: Andreas Malm, author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, speaks to the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group in London.