Eight years after the great recession supposedly ended, global inequality continues to deepen, exposing claims that “wealth trickles down” and “a rising tide raises all boats” as class-based lies.
As the great American labor organizer and socialist Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones said: “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.”
The editor of Monthly Review responds to ‘socialists’ who view the environmental crisis as a problem of technology, not a fundamental rift in society’s relationship with nature.
‘Required reading for people trying to understand not only how the Anthropocene arrived on the scene, but why left-leaning people everywhere need to understand it’
Ian Angus challenges a left-wing magazine that promotes geoengineering, nuclear power, carbon storage and other techno-fixes as solutions to climate change.
Climate & Capitalism readers David Schwartzman and David Walters respond to criticism of Jacobin magazine’s special issue on climate change.
Ecosocialist Notebook: A visit to two historic sites in London prompts thoughts about the role of individuals in history, and the possibility that Marxism might never have happened.
HELP WANTED: What books would you include on basic and advanced reading lists for red-greens and green-reds?
We must understand how can we slow down changes that have already begun, which changes we can reverse, and how we can adapt those we can’t stop
Victor Hugo’s masterpiece includes a powerful attack on the urban wastefulness that steals nutrients from the land. Like Marx and Engels, he based his critique on the work of the chemist Justus von Liebig.
A comprehensive response to scientific objections to formally recognizing a new unit of geological time shows that the Anthropocene cannot be dismissed as a scientific fad
Thanks to positive feedback from a geochemist reader, I can correct my description of the global carbon dioxide cycle.
The ideologues who try to drive a wedge between Marx and Engels must ignore the simple fact that Marx read and approved of Engels’ most important work.
‘Facing the Anthropocene’ is now in its second printing, and Paul Burkett’s brilliant new article is is essential reading for everyone who is concerned about changing and saving the world.
In addition to his major contributions to the theory and practice of organic chemistry, the Red Chemist authored the first history of the subject, a book written from the standpoint of historical materialism.
Carl Shorlemmer’s contributions to chemistry were described in this biographical note, published 99 years ago. And there is a statue of him in Germany.
Ian Angus’s new book of ‘essential debates at the intersections of socialism and science’ will be available soon. Here’s what some early readers say about it.
Twenty million people face imminent death from starvation and famine. Many more will suffer and die from disease. These are the people that Trump is targeting.
“It is not too great an exaggeration to claim that On the Origin of Species was, along with Das Kapital, one of the two most significant works in the intellectual history of the nineteenth century.”
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.