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5 Reasons You Should Care About Environmental Justice If You Care About Women

If you live in the United States, it’s easy to see certain matters as feminist issues. A bunch of creepy, old white dudes policing reproductive health is clearly a feminist issue. Republicans banning trans women from using the women’s restroom, apparently because they have some weird fantasy about cis men dressing up as ladies after seeing too many unfunny ‘90s comedies, is obviously a feminist issue. Donald Trump bragging about … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Care About Environmental Justice If You Care About Women

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Manifiesto final del III Encuentro Ecosocialista Internacional

Las organizaciones convocantes del III Encuentro ecosocialista internacional celebrado en Bilbao, los días 23, 24 y 25 de septiembre de 2016, CONSIDERAMOS: Que el capitalismo se ha desarrollado de espaldas y enfrentado con las dos dependencias básicas que posibilitan la vida humana. Ignora, en primer término que, como el resto de las especies vivas, obtenemos de la naturaleza lo que necesitamos para vivir y, en … Continue reading Manifiesto final del III Encuentro Ecosocialista Internacional

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Ecofeminism: Historic and International Evolution

[Laura Hobgood-Oster] Ecofeminism emerged in the 1970s and 1980s as myriad forms of feminist and environmental theories and activisms intersected. The term was introduced by Francoise d’Eaubonne in her book Le Feminisme ou la Mort [Feminism or Death] published in 1974. Some theorists, such as Ynestra King, name it as a third wave of feminism, while others place it in the general category of deep … Continue reading Ecofeminism: Historic and International Evolution

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Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition

[from http://www.greattransition.org/] John Bellamy Foster October 2015 Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change. In the face of the planetary emergency, theorists have unearthed a powerful ecological critique of capitalism at the foundations of Marx’s materialist conception of history. This has led to a more comprehensive conception of socialism rooted in Marx’s analysis of the rift in … Continue reading Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition

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Marx’s Ecology in the 21st Century

An article by: Brett Clark and John Bellamy Foster “We contend that Marx’s materialist and metabolic approach, his emphasis on the contradiction between use value and exchange value and between wealth and accumulation, his focus on sustainable human development, and his critique of capital as a whole, provide an invaluable methodological foundation to critique contemporary environmental degradation and to envision social and ecological transformation. To … Continue reading Marx’s Ecology in the 21st Century

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“Soy un economista arrepentido porque la economía se ha olvidado de la energía”

[Arnaldo Pérez Guerra, Rebelión] El economista catalán Joan Martínez Alier visitó Chile para participar en el Congreso Latinoamericano de Ecología Política, que se desarrolló entre el 21 y el 24 de octubre en la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (FAU) de la Universidad de Chile. Allí se lanzó la edición chilena de su libro El ecologismo de los pobres, reeditado por Editorial Quimantú, en colaboración … Continue reading “Soy un economista arrepentido porque la economía se ha olvidado de la energía”

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Pour une démocratie écologique

[Dominique Bourg & Kerry Whiteside] Notre consommation ne cesse d’augmenter et la planète est exsangue. Confier notre salut au progrès technologique et à l’économie relève de l’illusion. Car la solution est politique : c’est à la refondation de notre démocratie représentative qu’il faut tendre. Nous partirons d’une hypothèse acquise pour les environnementalistes, mais dont la réception est mitigée dès qu’on sort d’un cercle restreint, soit pour des … Continue reading Pour une démocratie écologique

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The planet – and we – are in peril

[Aseem Shrivastava] In his victory speech President Obama spoke of a planet in peril. In doing so he fell prey to the cognitive lapse that pits us against the environment, rather than part of it, and miscommunicates the nature of the ecological threat as just another problem to be fixed with more technology. “We should fear the consequences of changing the composition of the atmosphere.” James … Continue reading The planet – and we – are in peril