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- Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, pork, and power in AmericaHow pigs became commodities and key elements of the interlocked social, economic and political institutions of US capitalism.---READ-->>
- First meeting of Global Ecosocialist Network issues Covid-19 statementActivists from four continents plan activity, elect steering committee, and call for solidarity with the workers who are risking their lives for us all---READ-->>
- Highest level of plastics found on seafloorOcean currents create ‘microplastic hotspots’ with up to 1.9 million pieces per square metre---READ-->>
- Ecosocialist Bookshelf, April 2020Six important new books: The Return of Nature … Deaths of Despair … Rebel Cinderella … August Bebel … The Green New Deal and Beyond … The Triumph of Doubt---READ-->>
- Covid-19 disrupts food systems; global hunger crisis loomsGlobal food price increases could be worse than in the 2008 crisis, causing major shortages and increased malnutrition in the global south.---READ-->>
- Five proposals for a better world after the pandemic170 Dutch academics sign manifesto for sustainable, equal and diverse societies based on international solidarity---READ-->>
- Rising heat may crash entire ecosystemsNew studies show global warming is raising the risk of sudden, near total collapse of the wild populations that sustain human society.---READ-->>
- The dangerous folly of eco-primitivism: A reply to John Zerzan and Derrick JensenOnce icons of radical environmentalism, the views they now promote lead to a self-defeating mix of scapegoating, isolation and nihilist adventurism.---READ-->>
- Covid-19: Will Big Oil emerge more powerful than ever?Oil companies face severe problems now, but in the long run the industry giants may be bigger and even more dangerous to life on Earth.---READ-->>
- Making room for humans in scientific ecology20th century ecology moved from racism and eugenics to studies of undisturbed natural ecosystems. Today, ecological science must integrate social sciences.---READ-->>
- Angus interview in Peruvian indigenous newspaperLucha Indigena (Indigenous Struggle), edited by legendary Peruvian peasant leader Hugo Blanco, translates ‘Ecosocialism or Barbarism’ interview---READ-->>
- Making the case that green politics must be ecosocialistEssays by pioneering ecosocialist Joel Kovel argue that radical social change is the only way to prevent ecocatastrophe---READ-->>
- Pulverized: Capitalism, Africa and Covid-19In the Global North it is a ‘novel threat.’ In the South, it extends the common experience of brutal assaults accompanied by waves of illness and death---READ-->>
- Burned or buried, garbage spreads antibiotic resistanceNew research shows that breathing near a site where trash is burned or buried may be dangerous to your health.---READ-->>
- Ecosocialism or barbarism: African journal interviews C&C editor Ian Angus“A conscious and collective struggle to stop capitalism’s hell-bound train is our only hope for a better world.”---READ-->>
- Philippines: A weak but authoritarian state confronts Covid-19Instead of providing testing and basic care, the Duterte regime is attacking the poor. Cuba and Vietnam offer examples to emulate.---READ-->>
- Ecosocialist Bookshelf, March 2020Six new books to read while maintaining social distance. Yellow Earth; Socialist Practice; Friedrich Engels; Chicken History; Traveling Plants; Coal and Empire---READ-->>
- Global warming is driving increased inequalityThe gap between the world’s richest and poorest countries is 25 percent larger than it would have been without climate change---READ-->>
- ‘Venture philanthropists’ seek climate change profits in MyanmarThe last remaining underexploited economy in southeast Asia offers new opportunities for capital accumulation with a green veneer---READ-->>
- By 2100, heat stress may affect over 1.2 billion people a yearStudy highlights combined effects of extreme heat and humidity, which are especially dangerous to human health---READ-->>