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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...
Austerity vs. the Planet:The Future of Labour Environmentalism
Kahle, Trish
Article
2016
Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, fil...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
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...
For Workers' Climate Action: Climate Change and Working-Class Struggle
Hampton, Paul
Article
2015
A new collection of articles and reviews on the fight against dangerous climate change, capitalism and workers' organisation and struggle. Urges the left to reach out to climate activists to make the ...
Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
Young, Patrick
Article
2016
If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to se...
How Greens and Labor can Win ... Together
Barbagallo, Camille
Article
2014
A review of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activists and the New South Wales Labourers Federation by Meredith and Verity Burgmann (UNSW Press, 1998).
How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap: A Superfund for Workers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental ...
Labor in the Age of Climate Change
Barca, Stefania
Article
2016
Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution? Stefania Barca argues that this social agent ...
Making Green Jobs Good Jobs: Unions organize the clean energy sector
Aronoff, Kate
Article
2016
Jobs versus the environment -- it's an old dilemma that pits unions seeking work for their members against activists rallying against projects like the Keystone XL. An expanding renewable energy secto...
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
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Website
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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 - January 16, 2016: Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016: Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
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.
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
Book
1988
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
Thompson, William Morris and Ecosocialist Tasks
Bernabe, Rafael
Article
2013
Bernabe highlights E.P. Thompson's biography of William Morris and his theories regarding ecosocialism.
Tony Mazzocchi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer Takes Up 'Just Transition' Mantle
Hand, Mark
Article
2015
Union and environmental activist Alex Lotorto believes environmentalists should be working more closely with organized labour and following the advice of some of labour's more enlightened leaders.
Towards Workers' Climate Action: Book review
Leyshon, Traven
Article
2016
A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
Article
2016
The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political ...
Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity: Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world
Hampton, Paul
Book
2015
Paul Hampton, a Marxist trade union researcher in Britain, addresses the role of workers in the climate justice movement, as well as the tasks of revolutionaries.

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