Saturday, 22 September 2012

Ecosocialism: Ten essential articles and five essential books

Ecosocialism is not a new theory or brand of socialism — it is socialism with Marx’s important insights on ecology restored, socialism committed to the fight against ecological destruction.
These articles and books provide an introduction to that perspective,  focusing on works that are brief, clear, and readily available.
The authors don’t agree on everything. They don’t even agree on whether “ecosocialism” is an appropriate term. You may call this perspective ecosocialism or ecological Marxism or socialist environmentalism, or just socialism: it’s the ideas, not the labels, that count.

10 essential articles
  1. John Bellamy FosterThe four laws of ecology and the four anti-ecological laws of capitalism
  2. Ian AngusHow to make an ecosocialist revolution
  3. Chris WilliamsWhat would a sustainable society look like?
  4. Ian AngusEcosocialism: for a society of good ancestors!
  5. Ecosocialist International NetworkBelem Ecosocialist Declaration
  6. Daniel TanuroHumanity, society and ecology: Global warming and the ecosocialist alternative
  7. Phil WardThe ecological crisis and its consequences for socialists
  8. John Bellamy FosterEcology and the transition from capitalism to socialism
  9. Joel Kovel: Why ecosocialism today?
  10. Ian AngusThe spectre of 21st century barbarism
5 essential books
  1. Ian Angus and Simon ButlerToo Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis
  2. Ian Angus (editor)The Global Fight for Climate Justice
  3. Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster: What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism
  4. Joel Kovel: The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
  5. Chris Williams: Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis 
Article courtesy of Climate & Capitalism Blog

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