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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

Local Government can nudge us towards Ecosocialism

Conservative run Forest Heath District Council in Suffolk has purchased a 12.4MW solar farmat Toggam Farm in Lakenheath, in their area. The farm is 17.5 hectares in size and has over 47,000 solar panels in operation. It becomes the largest publically...
by London Green Left on Aug 24, 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

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

Brexit – The UK in Crisis

Photo credit: The IndependentI must admit that I chuckled last Tuesday night as BBC TV Newsnight opened with the Sex Pistols punk rock classic Anarchy in the UK. But we are in a very serious political crisis at present, caused by the vote last week t...
by London Green Left on Jul 2, 2016

6 myths about flying

Fed up with seeing that people believe all sorts of wonders related of flying, the pilot decided to dismantle at least some of these myths that continue to scare many and fueling fear of traveling by air. Confessions of a Pilot: Debunking the Biggest...
by We care about your travel on Jun 1, 2016

6 myths about flying

Fed up with seeing that people believe all sorts of wonders related of flying, the pilot decided to dismantle at least some of these myths that continue to scare many and fueling fear of traveling by air. Confessions of a Pilot: Debunking the Biggest...
by We care about your travel on Apr 22, 2016

Focusing in on Eco-Socialism

Written by N. Brown and first published at Revolutionary EcologyEco-socialism is not merely a catch-phrase. Rather, it is the notion that any modern socialism must alter the structural productive relations both between classes of people and between p...
by London Green Left on Apr 2, 2016

Latest Leak Confirms TTIP a 'Serious Threat to Democracy as We Know It'

Protesters demonstrate in Brussels against the TTIP earlier this year. (Photo: AFP/Getty)Written by Deirdre Fulton and first published at Common DreamsEU member states and the European Parliament will be "sidelined" in favor of big business...
by London Green Left on Mar 18, 2016

Ecosocialism – A Brief Description

This is a write up of a talk I gave earlier this week to my local Green Party meeting in Haringey, north London, on ecosocialism.Ecosocialism is a green political philosophy - it is an ecocentric and democratic socialism.It is not like twentieth cent...
by London Green Left on Feb 13, 2016

Libertarian Eco-Socialism

Written by Joe Corbett and first published at Integral WorldI'm posting this not because I necessarily agree with the piece, but it is interesting and another strain of ecosocialist thinking that I have not come across before.Mike ShaughnessyThe Poli...
by London Green Left on Dec 19, 2015

Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It

Written by Deirdre Fulton and first published at Common DreamsLess than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, says forthcoming reportThe personal fortunes of just 782 of the...
by London Green Left on Nov 22, 2015

British Woman Jailed for Trying to Join Fight Against IS – Free Silhan Özçelik

An 18 year old woman from north London has been sentenced to 21 months in a young offender institution for ‘intending to join’ a proscribed terrorist organisation,  the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), who are fighting Islamic State (IS) in Syri...
by London Green Left on Nov 21, 2015

After Occupy - A Charter for Democracy

First published at Commons Transition where you can read the full Charter.Whatever happened to the 15-M Movement? Where did Occupy go? Four years after the groundbreaking revolutionary ruptures of 2011, violent repression and media invisibility...
by London Green Left on Nov 8, 2015

UK Public Have Lost Faith in Capitalism

A YouGov survey for the Legatum Institute in seven nations, Britain, USA, Germany, Brazil, India, Indonesia and Thailand, shows the public’s attitude to capitalism to be deeply sceptical at best. Thanks to The Independent for drawing this informati...
by London Green Left on Nov 6, 2015

Local Energy Networks – Efficient, Clean, Democratic and Radical

The Guardian reports that the government are to scrap tax relief for green community energy schemes, when George Osborne the Chancellor announces his spending review at the end of November. This comes on top of a cut of 87% in the Feed In Tariffs (FI...
by London Green Left on Oct 29, 2015

Ecosocialism and the Role of the State

After posting Ecosocialism or Barbarism – 11 Theses by Bruno Kern on this blog, I had an interesting discussion with a couple of London Green Left people which covered quite a few ideas on how we get to ecosocialism and some aspects of what ecosoci...
by London Green Left on Oct 20, 2015

'Capitalism is Mother Earth's Cancer': World People's Summit Issues 12 Demands

"Caring for Mother Earth is a moral issue," UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon (left) told the World People's Conference on Saturday. "We must change how we use Mother Earth's resources, and live in a manner that is sustainable." Here, he is pictured w...
by London Green Left on Oct 13, 2015

Video - Here’s What a Commons-Based Economy Looks Like

Michel Bauwens, founder of the peer-to-peer foundation, gives a description of the overview of the transformation proposal. The three key responses we see from the world in crisis can be grouped as the movements around Sustainability, Openness and So...
by London Green Left on Sep 14, 2015

Video - Power at stake - Susan George - TEDxGeneva

Susan George is a social science writer and thinker on issues such as world poverty and inequality as well as ecological issues. She is President of the Board of TNI. Below is highlights from the speech."There is no such thing as neutrality in social...
by London Green Left on Sep 6, 2015


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