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A Socialist Economy for the 21st Century

First published at the Next System ProjectIn Next System Project Report 3, author and Tellus Institute co-founder Richard A. Rosen explores the changes he deems necessary for a modern definition of “socialism”, and describes key concepts and issu...
by London Green Left on Dec 18, 2016

George Monbiot Edges Towards Ecosocialism

Wanstead Flats in north east London is a CommonsThe Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, wrote a piece on Wednesday, entitled 'The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in.' Those familiar with his writing wil...
by London Green Left on Dec 16, 2016

Degrowth Is Punk as Fuck

Written by Aaron Vansintjan and Sam Bliss and first published at Common DreamsVery serious people often tell us that the word “degrowth” is too negative. People like happy, positive, nice things. Sure, the economy is systemati...
by London Green Left on Dec 11, 2016

Do Recent Political Events Signal the End of Neo-liberalism?

The Austrian Presidential election last week appears to have bucked the trend in a year of political victories for the right, indeed the far right. The left leaning and former Green, Alexander van der Bellen, defeated Norbert Hofer the far right cand...
by London Green Left on Dec 9, 2016

TRUMP NOMINATES TWO OF THE WORST PEOPLE FOR IMPORTANT CABINET POSITIONS

TRUMP NOMINATES TWO OF THE WORST PEOPLE FOR IMPORTANT CABINET POSITIONS Linda McMahon is the latest Trump mega-donor to receive her reward, a government position. LINDA McMANON IS THE WIFE OF LUNATIC WWE VINCE McMANON. TOGETHER THEY OWN THE WWE WHICH...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 7, 2016

Post Castro Cuba Begins Its Embrace of Capitalism

Castro followed the long tradition of leaving the island in a vehicle inadequate to the task!
by Proof Positive on Dec 5, 2016

Day Labor

It’s difficult to believe in Labor Day. Don’t get me wrong—I’m glad for the day off. It’s just that I don’t think people really believe in the idea any more. It’s hard to take professed goodwill for workers seriously in … Continue...

Marxism and the environment

This is an excerpt from the book Ecology and Socialism by Chris Williams and first published at International Socialist Review“The analysis of Nature into its individual parts, the grouping of the different natural processes and objects i...
by London Green Left on Aug 31, 2016

Twitter Me This

Techoncrat I’m not. At least I understand that to be authentic in this world you need to be on social media. I have a Twitter account. Have had for years. I don’t follow it religiously, but then, I don’t treat … Continue reading →...

The enemy is not the climate; it’s capitalism

Written by Michael Gasser and first published at Santa Cruz Ecological JusticeIn a new article in the New Republic, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, probably the world’s most influential climate activist, argues that World War III has begun and that...
by London Green Left on Aug 28, 2016

Civilizing the Land: The Australian Western The Proposition

The Proposition (2005) is written by alternative rock musician and occasional novelist Nick Cave and is directed by John Hillcoat, perhaps better known for his later atmospheric yet quite depressing movie The Road (2009). At first glance, the mo...
by Arash's World on Aug 27, 2016

The ecosocialist imperative - Review of Michael Lowy's book Ecosocialism

Written by Hannah Holleman and first published at International Socialist ReviewEcosocialism is an important introduction to Marxist strategies to stop environmental destruction. It assumes even greater importance since the 2015 United Nati...
by London Green Left on Aug 21, 2016

The American Founding Fathers – Heroes or Swindlers?

For some time now I have been quite fascinated with early American history, including the founding fathers of the Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the first presidents of the United States – in short, the global...
by Arash's World on Aug 20, 2016

Book Review - Capitalism is the culprit

Written by Bill Crane and first published at International Socialist ReviewFossil Capital, which is the Swedish Marxist Andreas Malm’s first book in English, is a wide-ranging explanation of the manner in which capitalism tends toward climate crisi...
by London Green Left on Aug 14, 2016

Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Commons

Written by David Bollier & Burns H. Weston and first published at The Wealth of the Commons At least since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, we have known about humankind’s squandering of nonrenewable resources, its careless disregard of pr...
by London Green Left on Aug 10, 2016

US Green Party Convention Adopts an Ecosocialist Position

The US Green Party is holding its convention in Houston, Texas. The city was chosen because of its association with the oil industry, which is causing so much damage to the climate. The slogan is "Houston, we have a solution."The party voted in favou...
by London Green Left on Aug 8, 2016

Jesus was “The Anti-Christ!”

The Church of Rome came back with a new covenant that demonized the Jews and is largely responsible for the persecution and murders of millions of Jews for the past 2000 years! Jesus was the “Anti-Christ”, with the “Christ” being the Jewish M...
by Seven Spheres on Jul 18, 2016

Why Ecosocialism Today?

Written by Joel Kovel and first published at New SocialistHomo sapiens has been contending with its effects on nature since Paleolithic days and the first great extinctions wrought by hunting bands. But it was not until the 1970s that these became ex...
by London Green Left on Jul 14, 2016

Words for Play

Maybe you’ve seen it too.  Corporate-style psychobabble.  Memos land on your desk, whether real or virtual, jostling with neologisms, indicating the trendy new directions the business is going.  Apparently a legal requirement is that old voc...

Environment, ecosocialism and the foundations of revolutionary eco-socialism

Written By Daniel Tanuro and first published at Europe Solidaire Sans FrontièresThe concept of eco-socialism is based on a double paradoxical note: the solution to the “ecological crisis” due to the capitalist mode of production necessitates a r...
by London Green Left on Jul 10, 2016


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