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Marxist Ecology, Environmental Science and Ecological Crisis

Emancipation and science: Ernest Mandel 25 years later

Ernest Mandel and ecosocialism

It is therefore from 1971-72, after the emergence of the first ecological movements and following his reading of the pioneering works of Elmar Altvater, Harry Rothman and Barry Commoner, that he began to integrate the ecological dimension into his thinking.

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Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai before the crowd at Climate Strike Thailand event in May. Photo: Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai / Courtesy

Towards a global climate strike

The Global Ecosocialist Network (GEN) is asking its members and affiliated organisations to popularise the idea of a global climate strike coinciding with the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.

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Planet C This photo of Earth was taken a few frames after the famous Apollo 17 "Blue Marble" image but is my favorite in the sequence shot by Harrison Schmitt

The parlous state of poverty eradication

The world is at an existential crossroads involving a pandemic, a deep economic recession, devastating climate change, extreme inequality, and an uprising against racist policies. Running through all of these challenges is the longstanding neglect of extreme poverty by many governments, economists, and human rights advocates.

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The “Town Destroyer,” George Washington, and the Seneca leader Guyasuta

George Washington and genocide

‘The immediate objects are the total destruction and devastation of [Iroquois Confederacy] settlements and the capture of as many prisoners of every age and sex as possible.… the country may not be merely overrun but destroyed.’ —Commands from George Washington to General Sullivan on May 31, 1779

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Tsunami Ruins, Japan, 2011. Photo: CC BY 2.0/Yisris.

Revolution or ruin

We know how the first paragraph begins. We’ve read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn’t deny it any longer. The world is burning.

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