Marxism and the Origins of the Ecological Critique
John Bellamy Foster’s The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2020) shows the role played by biologists and other scientists with a nonmechanistic, materialist outlook, alongside various Marxists, in laying the foundations of ecology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Esteban MercatanteJune 1, 2021
[Video] #Climatestrike NYC: The Youth Rise up in the Heart of Capitalism
Lower Manhattan, around Wall Street, is probably the place with the greatest concentration of capitalists in the whole world. On Friday, up to 250,000 youth rocked the narrow city streets lined with skyscrapers. The New York City climate strike demanded immediate action against climate change.
Left VoiceSeptember 29, 2019
Naomi Klein Wants Us to Be “On Fire”—But With What Kind of Strategy?
On Tuesday evening, author Naomi Klein presented her new book in the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City. To fight the fires of climate change, she wants all of us to be "on fire." Her books makes “The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” But what kind of strategy is she proposing to beat the corporations and governments responsible for the catastrophe?
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 23, 2019
Germany’s Intelligence Agency Is Observing the Climate Strikes
The Office for the Protection of the Constitution in the German state of Bavaria is working to denounce left-wing activists in the climate movement. The Marxist Youth of Munich explains why it won’t be intimidated.
Left VoiceSeptember 23, 2019
Trade Unionists in Germany Demand: Call an Official Strike for September 20
A month before the Fridays for Future (FFF) “Global Climate Strike” called for September 20, trade unionists in Germany published the following statement calling on the leaders of ver.di, IG Metall, and all trade unions—including those outside the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB)—to issue an official strike call for that day. This statement was signed by over 500 workers.
Left VoiceSeptember 19, 2019
The Solution to Climate Despair Is Disaster Communism
People around the world are feeling terror grief, and despair. The threat of climate change is real. But it doesn’t mean humanity will slide inevitably into barbarism and extinction. “Disaster Communism” offers a way out. A response to Jonathan Franzen.
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 19, 2019
Capitalism Is Responsible for Climate Change
Global climate change is not the responsibility of humans in general. It is the result of the way in which production is organized on our planet. In other words, it is the responsibility of capitalism. A contribution to the debate from our sister site in Mexico.
Farid ReyesSeptember 17, 2019
Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet—Let’s Destroy Capitalism!
An international declaration of the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International on the Global Climate Strike taking place from September 20 to 27.
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalSeptember 15, 2019
A Green New Deal Can’t Save Us. A Planned Economy Can.
Capitalism has put humankind and much of the Earth at the brink of catastrophe. But there is a way out. The solution isn't a green new deal. It's a communist, democratically run planned economy
Robert BelanoMarch 15, 2019
Thousands Block Coal Mines in Germany to Fight Against Climate Change
Last weekend, nearly 6,000 activists from all over Europe came to block the coal mining infrastructure of RWE, the largest power company in Germany. It was a display of mass civil disobedience calling for “climate justice” and an immediate end to coal power. We must get rid of coal before 2030 if we want to avoid continued global warming.
Sophia S.October 31, 2018