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Climate Change and a Dual Power Approach to Revolution

Sandra Lindberg

Moderator
I just read this great article on the Marxist Center's* new on-line magazine Regeneration. It's about a dual power approach to building the energy and commitment to system change--and this call for organized local food production focuses specifically on climate change adaptation. I highly encourage all to read this article:

"Communism and Climate Change: a Dual Power Approach" by Alyson Escalante.

I'm also going to post here a link to Monthly Review's detailed description of Cuba's organoop[on]icos, the system Cubans developed to create an urban agriculture strategy that allowed the cities to produce 90% of the fruits and vegetables needed by its people. Escalante cites this article as really strong companion piece to her article:

"The Urban Agriculture of Havana" by Sinan Koont, in Monthly Review Jan. 1 2009.

*The Marxist Center describes itself this way:
After two and a half years of meetings, debates, collaborations, and socialist grassroots organizing in the United States, over 20 local and regional organizations came together on December 1st, 2018 in Colorado Springs to officially found a new nationwide socialist organization known as the Marxist Center. The Marxist Center, rather than adopting a strict ideological tendency as many socialist organizations have in the past, is focused on its memberships' dedication to organizing the working class toward socialist revolution. We refer to this work as base building, with the goal of forming a political dual power in which the working class and its institutions will be sufficiently organized and supplied to challenge the hegemonic political power of the American capitalist government, and then subsequently overthrow it. Forthcoming in 2019 will be various official publications and a new website to introduce and promote the Marxist Center and its work. Until then, this facebook group will continue to serve as a meeting space for Marxist Center members across the United States, their supporters, and anyone who is interested in the organization to discuss the practical work of base building toward dual power.
(I'm not sure the Marxist Center link will work. Its Facebook page is a closed group, but you can request to join the group if interested. I am a member of this new organization. I think its work fits very well with much of the work happening through SSNCC.

I hope you will check out the Regeneration and Monthly Review articles about dual power through urban agriculture--one way to build revolution and focus on climate change at the same time.

Adelante,

Sandra
 

MichaelG

Admin
Thanks for getting us thinking about dual power with this and other articles, Sandra. (And for introducing me to the Marxist Center, which I hadn't heard about.) I can see this idea growing around me here in Santa Cruz, though not yet in a very organized fashion. But I and others I know are convinced it must be part of our future, as we organize in parallel to take power.
 

Sandra Lindberg

Moderator
Thanks for getting us thinking about dual power with this and other articles, Sandra. (And for introducing me to the Marxist Center, which I hadn't heard about.) I can see this idea growing around me here in Santa Cruz, though not yet in a very organized fashion. But I and others I know are convinced it must be part of our future, as we organize in parallel to take power.
Michael, I posted today an article by Tim Horras from the Marxist Center. It's called "Goodbye Revolution?" I think you might find it interesting.
 
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