Five articles and a video for green-lefts and left-greens: Marx on Food, Ecosocialist International, Kurds and Climate, Inequality today, COP22 Imperialism, Anthropocene
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The German daily Junge Welt interviews John Bellamy Foster on capitalism’s destruction of nature, ecological Marxism from Marx’s time to the present, and the environmental crisis as a class issue.
Video: John Bellamy Foster discusses the theoretical and programmatic challenges that the Anthropocene, a dangerous new epoch in planetary history, poses for socialists in the 21st century.
Climate & Capitalism is taking a short break. To help you avoid painful withdrawal symptoms, here are five books and a pamphlet that should be in every ecosocialist’s book bag this summer — or winter, if you are in the southern hemisphere.
“Jason Moore has joined the long line of scholars who have set out to update or deepen Marxism in various ways, but have ended up by abandoning Marxism’s revolutionary essence and adapting to capitalist ideologies.”
In the present planetary epoch, the concept of sustainable human development, as a way of conceiving of socialism, represents Marx’s most valuable legacy. No other ecological analysis has such breadth and power.
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
An important new essay by John Bellamy Foster initiates a public discussion on Marxism’s role in preventing a global environmental catastrophe
John Bellamy Foster reviews Johan Rockström’s call for a ‘Great Transition’ that combines the goal of prosperity for all with a stable and resilient planet, based on nine critical planetary boundaries.
John Bellamy Foster & Brett Clark: Why Naomi Klein’s inspiring book frightens capitalism’s liberal defenders, making them desperate to blunt and undermine its radical message.
Are the authors of ‘This Changes Everything’ and ‘Marx’s Ecology’ undermining the fight for radical social and environmental change?
Climate disasters in 2013; Agent Orange in Vietnam; The Diggers’ ecology; Scientists consider extinction; CO2 and Geothermal; John Bellamy Foster interview
Marx and metabolic rift; NZ union leader on climate change; Warsaw climate talks; Climate and tobacco; China’s role in world poverty reduction
The epochal crisis; IPCC climate report; Moving tar sands oil; Making agriculture sustainable; The austerity frame
Ecology and Marxism; The ultra-rich vs the rich; David Harvey lecture on capital; Climate change in the Amazon & Andes; Fossil fuel divestment campaign
Hansen’s climate-change exit strategy … International landgrabbing update … Carbon markets and REDD in SE Asia … Marxism & feminism
The Planetary Emergency … Corporate power and inequality in Canada … Ecology and Marxism … Climate change and conflict in South Asia … Trade unions and environmentalism
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 John Bellamy Foster. The ever-growing conflict between ecology and capitalism reflects the startling degree to which profit-making has become the primary and most powerful connection between human beings and between human beings and nature.
We need an ecological and social revolution. You may say that this is impossible, but the World Occupy Movement would have been declared impossible only a month ago. (more…)