Michael Löwy — The ecological crisis is already the most important social and political question of the twenty-first century, and will become even more so in the coming months and years. The future of the planet, and thus of humanity, will be decided in the coming decades.
Ryan Moore — The days when Karl Marx’s ideas were assumed to be incompatible with environmentalism and in need of greening are thankfully past, thanks in no small part to Kohei Saito’s contributions.
Ståle Holgersen — Eco-Marxism and eco-socialism are currently haunted by a polarization between a socialist eco-modernism and degrowth.
Anticapitalist Resistance — We must build an international ecosocialist movement rooted in the working class to expropriate businesses, end imperialism and transform the economy to prioritise human need within planetary limits.
Paul Fleckenstein interviews Gareth Dale on the politics of degrowth and the critique of the ideology of growth in capitalist society.
Chris Gilbert — To frame the ecological promise of Venezuela’s communal project, it is useful to consider some of its main features, and contrast them with the capital system.
Güney Işıkara & Özgür Narin — The dialogue between advocates of degrowth and socialism has brought about a partial convergence. At the same time, salient differences between the two currents, highly heterogeneous within themselves, still persist.
John Bellamy Foster — The word degrowth stands for a family of political-economic approaches that, in the face of today’s accelerating planetary ecological crisis, reject unlimited, exponential economic growth as the definition of human progress.
Farooq Tariq — Ecosocialism offers a vision that transcends the false dichotomy between ecological sustainability and social justice. It recognizes that the climate crisis cannot be overcome without addressing the underlying structures of power and inequality.
Rafael Bernabe — Kohei Saito has become an important voice in the debates about Marxism and ecosocialism.
David Schwartzman argues it is essential to distinguish good growth from bad growth.
LINKS International Journal of Socialist Renewal is sponsoring Ecosocialism 2023, a two day conference being held at Victorian Trades Hall in Naarm/Melbourne (Australia) over July 1-2.