The word was unknown until recently, but now ‘extractivism’ has become a source of heated debate and confusion. What’s really at stake? Federico Fuentes replies to Don Fitz.
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Continuing the debate on extractivism in Latin America. Don Fitz says it highlights different views on what type of society we are working to build and how we plan to get there.
Don Fitz: To ensure fairness and sustainability, an ecosocialist society will have to ration scarce resources. The real question is, what should be rationed, and how?
Don Fitz: “Rather than being dismissive toward ongoing struggles against growth, socialists should enthusiastically participate and point to their anti-capitalist essence.”
In ‘Energy: A Human History,’ Richard Rhodes trivializes the dangers of nuclear power and plunges into the abyss of ecomodernist technobabble.
Eleven new articles! Ecosocialist Resources, published monthly in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission.
Vandana Shiva replies to New Yorker magazine; Securing forests, securing rights; GMO contamination; Cost of climate change adaptation rises; Ecological civilization debate in China
The Green New Deal depends on continued growth. Our focus must be on finding ways to decrease production while increasing humanity’s quality of life
A deep green program for saving the world and building better lives: Reduce working hours and ensure that everyone has enough work while no one is overworked, while building safer and healthier communities.
The popular concept of energy efficiency, as an uncoordinated amalgam of individualistic life style choices, will only worsen the crises of energy exhaustion and global warming. (more…)
There is something problematic with advocating a 30-hour work week at the beginning of the 21st century: a 30 hour week is not short enough! (more…)
Introduction: In this important contribution to the ongoing debate over “individual” versus “social” solutions to global warming and ecological destruction, the editor of Synthesis/Regeneration directly and convincingly challenges the mainstream myth that the capitalist economy is based on “consumer sovereignty. He poses a societal approach that is compatible with and expands on the ecosocialist perspective that Climate […]