We seldom receive enough new books to justify two columns in one month, but our red and green bookshelf is overflowing …
Corporations and the Pentagon have transformed science from a creative force for human advancement into its destructive and antihuman opposite.
Essential summer reading for green-lefts and left-greens. Ecosocialist essays on metabolic rifts. James Connolly Reader. A Nation Unmade by War. Formerly Known as Food. Nourished Planet.
Environmentalism of the Rich, A Scientist’s Fight for a Nuclear Test Ban, Limits to Capitalist Nature, Cocoa, Extracting Profit from Africa, Indigenous Struggles in Peru
Neo-colonial ‘developmentalist’ forces with a green sheen are evicting and murdering people in the guise of conservation and climate change mitigation
C&C begins the new year with an extensive interview with John Bellamy Foster, editor of Monthly Review, about the need to fight for a revolutionary ecosocialist alternative to the profit-driven world capitalist system.
Six new books on democratic eco-socialism, war and the environment, genes and intelligence, climate change and the Roman Empire, the little ice age in North America, and views of the Anthropocene
One month after Hurricane Maria: ‘We need an adequately funded program of economic reconstruction (including the transition to renewable energy), the powers to carry it out and a true process of political self-determination.’
In one year, rich countries take $2 trillion more from poor countries than they return in aid and investment. The countries that brag most about their foreign aid are enabling mass theft.
Militarized and profit-making approaches to climate emergencies and other crises pose a serious threat to environmental justice, civil rights and democracy
Former soldiers challenge the war on our planet at Minnesota conference addressed by leading climate scientist James Hansen
The U.S. military is the world’s biggest and most destructive polluter. Stopping the war machine is an essential part of saving the earth.
The U.S. military generates more toxic waste than the five largest US chemical companies combined.
Four decades after the U.S. military fled Vietnam, millions of children and adults still suffer the devastating effects of its deliberately ecocidal assault
The “war on terror” includes massive federal funding for secret research on the most lethal bacteria and viruses with no known cure
The use of depleted uranium weapons in the Balkans and Iraq has left a long-term legacy of cancers and birth defects among civilians
During and after the Pentagon’s wars, landmines and cluster bombs kill and maim, while blocking resettlement and agriculture in the poorest regions
The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional contributor to the growing natural disasters intensified by global climate change.
My explanation of the origin of an important revolutionary slogan has been widely accepted.
Historians have offered various explanations, none of which really work. Ian Angus traces an important socialist slogan to its unexpected source.