Ian Angus discusses the scientific developments that led Marx to develop metabolic rift theory in the 1800s, and a new generation to rediscover it the 21st century.
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As the great American labor organizer and socialist Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones said: “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.”
Book review and full video of meeting to launch ‘System Change Not Climate Change: A Revolutionary Response to Environmental Crisis.’
Decades ago, he showed that environmental, energy and economic crises had a common cause: a system that demands increased profits at all costs
The promise of a world without disease has been replaced by warnings of evermore virulent pathogens, created by the drugs that were supposed to save us.
BULLETIN: Overwhelming majority of working group votes: A new epoch in Earth history began in the mid-20th century
Ian Angus speaking in Ottawa following a tour of the National Gallery of Canada exhibit on the Anthropocene
Part Two of Ian Angus’s examination of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.
Forget jokes about crossing the road. New research identifies chickens as a vivid symbol of the transformation of the biosphere in our time
How can socialism be rejuvenated to ensure social parity, democratic processes, and environmental sustainability for humanity?
70% of all bacteria live deep in the earth, constituting a reserve of carbon and biodiversity that vastly outnumbers and outweighs all humans combined
Kohei Saito honored for his brilliant study of Marx’s views on the relationship between society and nature
A superb popular account of what’s wrong with capitalism and what working people must do to get rid of it. Highly recommended!
Many socialists have contributed to the debate on Marxism, nature, and value, strengthening our common understanding of the enemy we face and the movement we must build.
An important work of Marxist history and theory restores class struggle to central place in explaining how capitalism arose and grew, and can eventually be overcome
Implicitly challenging the weak 2016 Paris Agreement, scientists say climate change is part of the broader global emergency and any responses must reflect that.
New books for reds and greens. Three centuries of factories; Holland in the Little Ice Age; Thinking in deep time; Horizontal Gene Transfer; The physics of evolution
How a giant industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is reinforcing unsustainable industrial agriculture
Can the global climate be stabilized before runaway change creates conditions that are too hot for human civilization and deadly for most species?