Justin McCurry
Kohei Saito’s book In Capital in the Anthropocene, inspired by Karl Marx’s writings on the environment, has become a surprise hit in Japan. Photograph: Ruben Earth/Getty Images

Sept. 2022

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translated into English

he climate crisis will spiral out of control unless the world applies “emergency brakes” to capitalism and devises a “new way of living”, according to a Japanese academic whose book on Marxism and the environment has become a surprise bestseller.

Gray Maddrey, originally published by Uneven Earth

Without class struggle the emancipatory potential of degrowth will fail to be realized. A revolutionary pedagogy can help to unify them.

Richard Seymour
Photo: Meg Jerrard/Unsplash

A hard-nosed look at our choice of futures. Lots of fact and lots of feeling! Great new (relatively) publication based in Winnipeg!

     -- Gene McGuckin

Jun 29, 2022


What could plenty mean, in a finite planet?

Traditionally, socialist utopias envisioned a society based on a superabundance of essential goods which could be treated as though they were free. Thus, markets would be eroded, and the compulsion of work would be reduced.

Ulv Hanssen
Kohei Saito Hitoshinsei no Shihonron [Capital in the Anthropocene]

July 18, 2022

Kohei Saito has improbably managed to write a Marxist bestseller in Japan, one of capitalism’s bastions. His Hitoshinsei no Shihonron [Capital in the Anthropocene] has sold almost half a million copies since its publication in September 2020. It has won numerous prizes and has been discussed extensively in Japanese media. As a result, Saito has gone from being a relatively obscure academic to becoming something of a Marxist superstar in Japan.

Ted Franklin
Electricity generation accounts for 25 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second-largest source of U.S. emissions behind only the transportation sector. Photo: DavidPT | Wikimedia Commons

July 1, 2022

The 51-year-old agency has been losing both power and credibility over recent decades, and SCOTUS’s recent ruling undermines it even more.

West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency completes a trifecta of long-sought court victories for the right. What New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v Bruen did to gun control and Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization to reproductive rights, West Virginia v EPA has done to climate.  

Fourth International Executive Bureau
War in Ukraine - protest

Editor: One left group's point of view on the war in Ukraine.

May 24, 2022

1. State of the war

. Today, three months have passed since the invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s troops. The Russian army has occupied parts of the territory, particularly in the East and South of the country, while suffering a serious defeat in the region of Kiev. 


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