Ecosocialism

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Anticapitalism and Climate Justice
Vivas, Esther
Article
2010
The current crisis raises the urgent need to change the world from below and do so from an anticapitalist and radical eco-socialist perspective. Anticapitalism and climate justice are two struggles wh...
Beyond capitalist green economy: In defence of Mother Earth and the commons
Democratic Left Front
Article
2012
The Democratic Left Front calls for action against destructive corporate interests that are driving the commercialisation and commodification of the natural environment.
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Capitalism is failing the planet
Weedall, Gemma
Article
2014
If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with environmental sustainability because of three key featu...
Climate change: the eco-socialist solution
Article
2009
Climate change reminds us, in a phrase attributed to Lao Tzu, that "if you don't change direction you may end up where you are heading." The road of capitalism is now lined with horrors and we must fi...
Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma
Smith, Richard
Article
2014
So long as we live under capitalism, today, tomorrow, next year and every year thereafter, economic growth will always be the overriding priority till we barrel right off the cliff to collapse.
"Climate Justice" and the Left: The Necessity of a Mass Movement: Against The Current vol. 141
Davenport, Nick
Article
2009
The climate crisis -- a crisis not of civilization, as some commentators would have it, but of capitalist production -- requires a political response that is long overdue, and is finally stirring. Now...
Climate Struggles and Ecosocialism
Article
2017
The hard right U.S. administration of Donald Trump has widened the terrain of struggle over climate change and, indeed, the entire array of environmental issues facing the ecology of North America and...
The Closing Circle: Man, Technology & the Environment
Commoner, Barry
Book
1971
Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies. ...
Barry Commoner 1917-2012
Article
2012
Barry Commoner, biologist, environmental, socialist, humanist, and one of the central leaders of the anti-nuclear-testing movement, dies at 95. He is particularly remembered for the “Four Laws of Ecol...
Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis
Williams, Chris
Book
2011
The current environmental movement is at an impasse, stuck on false panaceas like cap-and-trade, cutting individual consumption (“live other so that others may simply live”), and outright reactionary ...
The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1982
Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, cons...
Ecosocialism: Why greens must be red and reds must be green
Film/Video
2014
Ian Angus argues for a movement based on socialist and ecological principles, to save humanity and the rest of nature from capitalist ecocide.
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
Five Challenges for Ecosocialists in 2008
Angus, Ian
Article
2007
Ecosocialism is not separate from the existing left and green movements, and it is not a structured movement on its own. Rather, it is a current of thought within existing socialist and green-left mov...
The German Greens: A Social and Political Profile
Hulsberg, Werner
Book
1988
How the German Greens evolved from a grass roots movement to a political party.
The Greening of Marxism
Benton, Ted (ed.)
Book
1996
An examination of the influence of green politics on Marxism.
How will we get to an ecological civilization?
Williams, Chris
Article
2015
Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
In Defense of Ecological Marxism: John Bellamy Foster responds to a critic
Angus, Ian; Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
One of the most important books of Marxist theory published in recent years is Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, in which John Bellamy Foster rediscovered and expanded on Marx’s understanding of...
John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology: Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx’s Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainab
Foster, John Bellamy; Sarkar, Saral
Article
2017
In the Anthropocene, we are faced with the eventual prospect, if society continues to follow the path of business as usual, of the end of civilization (in the sense of organized human society) and eve...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
Book
1999
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
Empson, Martin
Article
2015
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2015
Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
Marxism as if the planet mattered: A Return to Marx's Ecological Critique
Butler, Simon
Article
2013
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels held that capitalism inevitably tears apart the natural conditions that sustain life. They argued capitalism's exploitation of working people, and the unsustainable expl...
Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition: Book review of Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique
Empson, Martin
Article
2017
Marxist analyses of the natural world have been the focus of intense debate recently, and the publication of any book that further explores what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought about the subjec...
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
A Marxist Ecological Vision: Against The Current vol. 161
Davenport, Nicholas
Article
2012
The questions facing environmental activists, and socialists in particular, range from the sheer scale of the environmental disasters already underway to the problems of beginning a transition from a ...
Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature
Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2000
This account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx. Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's n...
Natural Causes: Essays in Ecological Marxism
O'Connor, James
Book
1998
O'Connor provides an ecological Marxist analysis and suggests new political strategies.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
Red and Green: The New Politics of the Environment
Weston, Joe (ed.)
Book
1986
In order for green politics to work, we need to develop a total policy for the environment, a social policy which views capitalist industry as the destroyer of the world we live in.
Red and Green Eco-socialism comes of age: New Internationalist November 1998
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1998
Why socialists and environmentalists need to work together to bring about lasting change. Discussion of how inequality and environmental destruction are directly linked. Articles on development in Ind...
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
Socialist Register 1993: Volume 29: Real Problems False Solutions
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1993
SOS Alternatives to Capitalism
Swift, Richard
Book
2014
An investigation of the alternatives to capitalism, including socialism, anarchism and deep ecology.
SOS Alternatives to Capitalism: A discussion with Richard Swift
Bose, Rana; Swift, Richard
Article
2014
Montreal Serai had the opportunity to discuss SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism – a handy, slim compendium of vital, essential thoughts and discussions on the concept of an alternative economy and socie...
Thoughts on a Timely Narrative for the Left
Klein; Dieter
Article
2012
"Without a story every battle is lost”, formulated the authors of the Wu Ming group, whose name demonstrators in Rome had on their shields which protected them from the police clubs. With the naming o...
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2011
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Green Left Weekly
Independent Australian publication and Web site committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality, providing local, national and international ...
JoelKovel.org
Featuring the writings of Joel Kovel on social justice, ecology, Zionism and other topics.
Marxism.ca
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Socialism.ca
A hub featuring links to selected resources about socialism, as well as other progressive sites of interest to socialists and activists.

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Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.