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Marxism and the Environmental Crisis

by John Molyneux John Molyneux, who lives in Dublin, is a member of the Irish and British Socialist Workers Parties. This article was published in his blog in August, 2010. Over the next ten, twenty or fifty years humanity faces an immense environmental crisis as a result of rapid and chaotic climate change. Indeed the crisis is […]

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From 'common goods' to the 'common good of humanity'

Introduction to Commons-Conference organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, held inRome, 28-29 April 2011. Alongside the initiative for a referendum on water inItaly, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has decided to organize a conference on the concept of the Common Good of Humanity, in order to promote reflection on the links between the two notions and […]

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Green capitalism: the god that failed

Maximizing profit and saving the planet are inherently in conflict. No amount of tinkering with the market can brake the drive to global ecological collapse ===== by Richard Smith Institute for Policy Research & Development, London Summary In rejecting the antigrowth approach of the first wave of environmentalists in the 1970s, pro-growth “green capitalism” theorists of […]

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Capitalism and Degrowth—An Impossibility Theorem

John Bellamy Foster on the movement to halt capitalist growth, without halting capitalism… According to the Web site of the European degrowth project, “degrowth carries the idea of a voluntary reduction of the size of the economic system which implies a reduction of the GDP.” “Voluntary” here points to the emphasis on voluntaristic solutions—though not […]

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