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Marxist Ecology, Environmental Science and Ecological Crisis

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Facing the ecosocial crisis: Is a socialist planning of the economy feasible?

The current ecological and social crisis, a crisis which has seen its effects increased by a public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is a crisis which raises serious concerns over environmental sustainability and social polarization and which has a fundamental cause: the blind logic pursued by our economy system, where everything is secondary […]

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Oil price collapse and the crisis

Oil price collapse & the crisis

Is oil a stranded asset? Or is the system defunct? This thought-provoking talk was given by Andy Higginbottom, Associate Professor in the Politics Department of Kingston University in Britain. In this talk he looks at Marx’s theory of rent as surplus profit and its parallels within the oil markets.

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A view of Maunakea in Hawaii, captured in a video published by the community of Maunakea protesters called Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu in December 2019. (Image: © Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu/Youtube)

Mauna Kea: Day 125

This documentary short film captures the meaning and importance of Mauna Kea to the native Hawaiian people and why they stand to protect this sacred land.

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Capitalism and Nature - A Really Inconvenient Truth

Capitalism and Nature – A really inconvenient truth

The balance of nature is not the same today as in Pleistocene times, but it is still there: a complex, precise, and highly integrated system of relationships between living things which cannot safely be ignored any more than the law of gravity can be defied with impunity by a [person] perched on the edge of […]

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