Evaluating Strategies, Refining Tactics
Starting in April 2021, a bold movement set out to defend Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta, Georgia, where local politicians and corporate profiteers want to build a police training compound known as Cop City. In the following assessment, participants evaluate the strategic hypotheses that the movement has produced and tested over the past two years and reflect on the risks and possibilities of the next phase of the struggle.
Michael Broz reviews Neil Faulkner’s book of Marxist analysis on the accelerating ecological and social crisis.
An Interview with Alyssa Battistoni
The climate crisis and a Green New Deal
Interview with Abundia Alvarado of Mariposas Rebeldes
Interview with Abundia Alvarado, a co-founder of Mariposas Rebeldes and a member of the movement to protect Weelaunee Forest from the construction of Cop City.
Dilar Dirik, The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice (London: Pluto Press, 2022)
On November 20th, Turkey launched Operation Claw-Sword, a large-scale campaign of drone attacks killing civilians and militants in the predominantly Kurdish regions of Syria and Iraq.1 Then, in . . .
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How the aesthetic, utopian yet pragmatic movement of Solarpunk reimagines a future without a climate catastrophe
Solarpunk is a literary and art movement which imagines what the future could look like if the human species were actually to succeed in solving the major challenges associated with global warming, from reducing global emissions to overcoming capitalist economic growth as the primary motor of human society.
Capitalism and Climate
Reparations or Eco-Socialism?
The crisis demands a radical shift in our approach to beings, nature and everything that comprises the planet (and beyond).
A discussion of two recent books — by Peter Gelderloos and by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass — on eco-utopian grassroots initiatives.
From Coal to Petrochemicals in “Frackalachia”
Nicole Fabricant discusses the rise of the petrochemical industry in Appalachia and its devastating ecological, economic, and health effects.
Interview with Cooperation Tulsa
Since 2020, Cooperation Tulsa has been planting seeds of radical democracy in Oklahoma based on Indigenous values and social ecology. Aside from running a community center and gardening projects, they helped start the Symbiosis federation of horizontally-structured organizations aiming to “confront the present system while creating the future that will replace it.”
The goal must be a society in which all the world’s people could live well on a very small fraction of the present rich world average per capita resource consumption and ecological impact.
A Livable Future in Simulation and Reality
What can we learn from the new digital card game based on Half-Earth Socialism by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass?
Extractivism is the only economic horizon of the Bolivian state, even as narratives shift depending on who is in power.
World War II Lessons for a Green New Deal
What can the original New Deal teach us about how to mobilize a Green New Deal?
Struggles and Strategies from Below
Schleifer and Fischer make a case for the importance of animal liberation as part of the struggle for socialism.
In a real sense, under capitalism, all workers are precarious, meaning that they can be downsized, replaced, deskilled, outsourced, and so on. It’s simply a matter of degree.
In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the UN-sponsored body that brings together the world’s leading climate scientists—issued its latest report on what is happening to the world’s climate. We have known for decades that increased emissions of . . .
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The time is now and never has it been more urgent for Black and Brown communities to own the land, produce their own food, and create wealth that circulates back into their communities.
An Interview with "Unpopular Scientist" Spencer Roberts
Anti-capitalist ecologist Spencer Roberts advocates a decolonial, just transition away from animal agriculture and wildlife extraction.
Since publication of its first assessment report in 1990, the IPCC has borne witness to the ever-worsening problem of anthropogenic climate disruption, together with what amounts to humanity’s suicidal failure to address the factors threatening collective destruction.