Kohei Saito, Ian Angus, Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams offer powerful, historically grounded arguments and a way forward for society and the earth
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Fred Magdoff reviews a new book in which Australian activists explain what’s wrong with corporate profit-centred agriculture and propose a manifesto for a people-centred alternative.
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.
Fred Magdoff: “Decisions made about production and consumption will emphasize on positive effects on humans and the health of the broader environment, rather than the profits and wealth of a few”
Essential reading for red-greens and green reds: Monthly Review Press announces new titles by Ian Angus, Kohei Saito, Chris Williams and Fred Magdoff
Fred Magdoff reviews Labor and the Locavore. Can the ‘buy local food’ movement support both sustainable farming and justice for farmworkers?
Highly recommended reading: Two articles on the contradictions between growing food to meet essential human needs and growing food to produce profit
The problem is capitalism; New York Climate Summit; America’s ridiculously rich; Education in Cuba; Fracking to disaster; Marx and modern agriculture
Land grabs in 21st century; Science calls for revolution; Corrupt science; Video game challenges polluters
The co-author of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism makes the case for radical social and economic change as the only to stop the drive towards planetary destruction
Audio: The co-author of “What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism” explains the root causes of today’s global climate crisis
Resource depletion and population … Climate change, worse than we thought … Biofuel and hunger in Guatemala … David Harvey on Rebel Cities … Bank bailout lies …
Book Review: Magdoff and Foster have written a valuable guide for people who care about the environment but don’t know what to do, and for Marxists looking to plug into environmental struggles.
by Fred Magdoff. If population growth is causing the environmental crisis, here’s a simple 3-step solution that would actually work …
“The people’ democratic struggle and the struggle for the environment should be intimately tied together. The only meaningful way to deal with social as well as environmental problems is to organize a new society based on equality, democracy, and care for the environment.”
“It appears inconceivable to most of the people I spoke with that somehow there might be a future economic system that wasn’t capitalist.” (more…)