Peoples of the Global South
A new manifesto critiques the "clean energy" transitions of the Global North and offers an alternative vision from the Global South.
By  | February 9, 2023


Manifesto for an Ecosocial Energy Transition from the Peoples of the South

An appeal to leaders, institutions, and our brothers and sisters

Phil Gasper
A Planet to Win

Website editor: An interesting interview

Winter 2023 (New Politics Vol. XIX No. 2, Whole Number 74)

An Interview with Alyssa Battistoni

Alyssa Battistoni teaches political theory at Barnard College. She is the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso 2019) and is currently writing a book titled Free Gifts: Capitalism and the Politics of Nature. Phil Gasper spoke with Alyssa on behalf of the New Politics editorial board on November 4, 2022.

Vancouver Ecosocialist Group
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Jan. 11, 2023

Everyone conscious of the problem of global warming understands that we must have fewer private cars on our streets. By lowering the cost of public transit (and ultimately to make it free) and increasing its accessibility, more riders will be attracted to it. Why can’t we have more buses and trains coming to more stops in neighbourhoods? Why can’t we make transit more affordable for people of lower income? Providing more public transit for less would be a step toward climate rationality and justice.

Jonathan Neale
Fight the Fire - Book Cover

Nov. 28, 2022

Ecosocialism in the age of climate change needs to stop being a niche, an abstract ideological program, and turn into a concrete, practical, non-dogmatic plan for the future.

We need to make some serious changes in the ecosocialist project.

It’s good that we have the idea of ecosocialism. Because the words stand for a basic idea that ecology and socialism go together. Linked, they are the hope of the world.

Chris Gilbert
Luisa Cáceres communards assembled beside communal mural. (Photo: Gerardo Rojas/Voces Urgentes)
Dec 01, 2022

Chris Gilbert is a professor of political science at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela, and the creator and co-host of the Marxist educational television program Escuela de Cuadros. This article is adapted from his upcoming book, Commune or Nothing!: Venezuela’s Communal Movement and Its Socialist Project (Monthly Review Press, 2023).

McNally Robinson Online Events
Virtual launch of David Camfield's Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change.
Streamed live on Oct 22, 2022

The virtual Canadian launch of Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change by David Camfield. This event moderated by Fiona Jeffries and includes conversation and words from Sara Birrell, James Hutt, and Saima Desai. This event is co-hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers and Fernwood Publishing.

David Schwartzman
degrowth venn diagram

Ecosocialist responses to “degrowth” analysis and proposals have ranged from full support to total rejection. The author of the following critical commentary is an emeritus professor of biology at Howard University, and co-author of The Earth is Not for Sale (World Scientific, 2019). We encourage respectful responses in the comments, and hope to publish other views in future.

Alex James and Neil Johnson
Promotional graphic for ‘Half-Earth Socialism.’

Though the text being reviewed here is being negatively evaluated, I find it useful to see the list of categories being used by the reviewers. Not being much of a consumer of theoretical and scholastic writings, I had no such list before reading this. Perhaps others might find this useful.                    Gene McGuckin

Oct. 28, 2022

Daniel Tanuro
The River Rhine running dry

Nov. 11, 2022

November 11, 2022  

Global warming, extreme severity of drought in Europe, heatwaves, snowball effect (or cascading reactions) among all these crisis factors… Risk of sudden changes in ocean circulation with incalculable consequences… This article addresses three points: the explanation of this incontestable observation, the possible evolution, and the policies to be implemented.


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