The authors’ command of ecology is not limited to Marx’s concept of metabolic rift. They lay out the facts of the eco-crisis and potential cures, minus cant and jargon.
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Paul Burkett and John Bellamy Foster answer left-green critics of ecological Marxism with a detailed study of what the founders of historical materialism actually wrote and thought about humanity’s present and future relationship to the earth
The call for a March for Science on Earth Day is a major step forward in the fight to reverse Trump’s anti-science agenda and to build support for science in the public good.
On the Papal Encyclical; Peoples power in Venezuela; Marxism & Ecology; Alternatives to neoliberalism; Top 10 climate events; Trade unions and climate justice; New Mexico’s last wild river; Climate insurgency after Paris
Capitalism’s infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
The largest climate justice march ever is set for Sept. 21 in New York. Ecosocialist Chris Williams discusses how the climate movement can succeed.
Climate and growth in Vietnam; Tar sands in Quebec; Obama’s emissions plan; Oil-by-rail on trial; Nuclear energy; Climate change and carbon trading
Over 300 miners have been killed by a system that values fossil fuels and profits above the lives of those who are paid poverty-level wages to dig for coal
A 3-part study group on Chris Williams’ book Ecology and Socialism begins Jan.26 in Toronto.
4 degree warming is likely; The left and the economic crisis; Capitalism, ecology and women; Tarmageddon
“We need a much broader definition of violence than is allowed for by limiting its meaning to a physical and immediate brutal act of aggression, and one that includes an environmental dimension. “
Continuing our discussion on atomic energy. Chris Williams says nuclear is no solution to global warming — it’s dangerous, expensive, and can’t be deployed quickly enough.
At the climate talks in Warsaw, rich countries stalled, poor countries walked out, and climate justice activists chanted ‘The Philippines, Pakistan, New Orleans: Change the System, Not the Climate.’
Should radical environmentalists focus on national campaigns, or on local community actions, or both? Sasha Ross of EarthFirst! replies to Chris Williams’ article on Strategy and Tactics in Environmental Movement, and Chris Williams responds. Join the discussion …
The stock market’s non-response to the IPCC report on climate change exposes the inability of capitalists to address or even worry about the climate crisis
A recent interview with Naomi Klein has sparked a furious debate amongst activists on the right and left of the North American environmental movement. Chris Williams examines the critical issues involved, and their implications for the future of the movement as a whole, and of its growing ecosocialist wing in particular.
30 years of environmental justice; Saving humans from capitalism; Imperialism and ecology; Misleading climate scenarios; Two replies to another populationist tract
Chris Williams: The president’s timid and grudging response to the global emergency shows the need to build a more powerful independent environmental movement
Imperialism and global warming; Northern Gateway; Neoliberalism and climate denial; Why Keystone matters; Propaganda, self-censorship and climate change
A liberal movie, not a radical one