Before the word ‘ecosocialism’ existed, the co-editor of Monthly Review was discussing ecosocialist ideas.
Atilio Boron: “What has emerged in Latin American politics is more than a debate over development, growth or the environment; it is a profound controversy over the course of civilization itself.”
The socialist imperative … Debriefing Elsipitog … The Mayan forest garden … Lifeblood … Endgame … Waking the giant … We have never been neoliberal
Forget the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ The real cause of environmental crises is a system that commodifies nature and values profit above life itself
Participants in this graduate seminar “were united in expressing surprise at just how prescient Marx’s observations regarding human-environment relations were.”
Ecosocialist Resources, published monthly in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission.
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity’s relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
My explanation of the origin of an important revolutionary slogan has been widely accepted.
Historians have offered various explanations, none of which really work. Ian Angus traces an important socialist slogan to its unexpected source.
A 1960 passage that is even more relevant today …
Marta Harnecker: We need a pluralist and tolerant culture that puts first what unites us and leaves as secondary what divides us; that promotes a unity based on solidarity, humanism, respect for differences, defense of nature, and rejection of profit and the market.
World War I began 100 years ago. Today’s ecosocialist movement has much to learn from the revolutionaries who campaigned to stop that catastrophe.
Can co-ops and transition towns transform the world? The author of No Local explains why local counter-institutions won’t lead to revolutionary change.
Chris Harman: Revolutionary Marxism has completely different aims from the academic version. Don’t confuse one with the other.
If Marxism is to live up to its own maxim as a theory to not merely interpret the world but to change it, then it must include strong ecological theory and practice.
A Marxist analysis of farming today, from landless peasant movements to corporate agribusiness
The view that climate change caused the collapse of past civilizations is ideology, not science. Applied to the present, it can undermine movements against the real enemies of nature and humanity.
The tendency of some on the left to counterpose a humanistic Marx to a positivist Engels weakens Marxism, and is not supported by historical evidence.
An important new book examines what went wrong with 20th Century socialism, why it went wrong, and how we could avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future.
“Socialism is neither a utopia nor a guarantee. It is however the place and the time where and when the unity of nature becomes a real possibility.”