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    Means of Production or Means of Destruction?

    Ecosocialism requires its own methodology. Presumably, most ecosocialists subscribe to some version of the materialist conception of history. This short "think-piece" poses questions for those who subscribe to Marx's and Engels' historical method in this context. I hope it will generate...
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    Can Divestment from Fossil Fuels Stop the Climate Crisis and Save the World?

    In her essay, “How New York City Won Divestment from Fossil Fuels,” Nancy Romer (2018) celebrates the January 10th announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio that New York City will divest $5 billion of its pension funds presently invested in fossil fuels by recounting how the divestment coalition...
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    Too Little, Too Late: Climate Crisis and the OFF Act Bill of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabber

    Food & Water Action Off Fossil Fuels campaign is promoting Congresswoman from Hawai'i Tulsi Gabber's OFF Act bill that claims a just transition to 100% "clean" renewables by 2035. David Jones is skeptical and has written the following as a critique of the bill. As a working person with a...
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    The Catalan Integral Cooperative … The Simpler Way revolution is well underway!

    The following article by the Australian ecoanarchist Ted Trainer examines the Catalan Integral Cooperative)CIC), a political project to bring together workers and consumers to produce an alternative to capitalism and the social and ecological crisis it has been generating. All questions and...
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    The First Ecosocialist International: Combined Strategy and Plan of Action

    The following is the manifesto of a gathering of "around 100 people from 19 countries and five continents, 12 original peoples from Our America, and ecosocialist activists from 14 states of Venezuela" that decided to launch what they have called "The First Ecosocialist International." The...
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    China’s Drivers and Planetary Ecological Collapse

    The following is a new essay by Richard Smith that appeared in the Real-World Economics Review issue, 82. The essay summarizes the main argument in his forthcoming book (Verso, 2018). Here is the Abstract of the essay Abstract: Can China lead the fight against climate change? If not, why not...
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    On China Miéville’s “October” (Some lessons from the Russian revolutions of 1917)

    There has been a flurry of books and articles published on the centenary of the 1917 Russian revolutions and for good reason. The Russian revolution continues to be a source of historical and political debates about feasibility and desirability of socialism and the Bolshevik legacy. Were the...
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    Climate Crisis and Managed Deindustrialization: Debating Alternatives to Ecological Collapse

    The following essay by Richard Smith appeared in Common Dreams on November 21, 2017. It takes on the current discussions about climate change and the planetary crisis that do not point to capitalism as the source of the crisis and argues that the only solution is through transcending...
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    Reformism or Radicalism: Which Strategy for the Climate Justice Movement?

    Introduction There is no question that the anthropogenic climate crisis is unfolding within the globalized capitalist system. A central question is whether it is anthropogenic in the sense of “human actions” as if separate from the laws of motion of the capitalist system or it is actually the...
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    Ecocentric Eco-Socialism as the Solution to the World Social and Planetary Crisis

    Abstract The following essay takes up two interrelated questions posed by the current debate. The first is about the feasibility of transitioning to a hundred percent “clean” renewable energy in the United States by 2050. The second is the existential climate crisis sharply posed by the...
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