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The environment movement we have, and the one we need

The environment movement we have, and the one we need

The ecological crisis—the disasters of earth, water, air and fire that are afflicting the global environment and the human society that depends on it—is a crisis of capitalism’s making. Karl Marx famously described capital as coming into the world “dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt”.

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The Robbery of Nature: Capitalism and the Ecological Rift

D-Econ’s 2020 Alternative Reading List

Here’s a list of the top 12 books of the year to help us understand and address the economic, social, and ecological challenges the world is facing at the end of 2020, from the dynamic group of young economists at Diversifying and Decolonizing Economics (D-Econ, d-econ.org).

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Five radical films to watch this holiday

Five radical films to watch this holiday

In this powerful new documentary, filmmaker James Erskine utilises journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl’s interviews with Billie Holiday’s associates to illustrate how the singer overcame adversity to become one of the greatest artists in American music.

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Stencil of the young Engels By Alex1011, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Engels was a bro!

A tribute to Friedrich Engels’ “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State” and the groundwork for feminism by the jubilarian.

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Leo Panitch

Renewing Socialism

If “the revolutionary spirit of the last centuries, that is, the eagerness to liberate and to build a new house where freedom can dwell, [which] is unprecedented and unequaled in all prior history” properly begins with the bourgeois revolutions of the late eighteenth century, few would dispute that this eagerness for fundamental social transformation was […]

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The exterior of an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

Resisting Amazon is not futile

Amazon represents the pinnacle challenge to union organizers and socialists throughout the country. Are we in a 1919 moment, still a generation of failures away from breakthrough success? Or closer to 1935, approaching the tipping point of winning real worker power?

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THE END OF WORK? Labour leader Keir Starmer meets a fleet of Starship delivery robots at a Co-op in Milton Keynes, during a visit to discuss technological innovation during Covid-19

Does automation spell the end of capitalism?

Capitalism will not ‘automatically’ morph into some ‘postcapitalist’ or socialist system due to technology replacing the human workforce. As the MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY explains, ending capitalism will require a conscious, collective action on the part of ‘the many’—the working class.

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