Notes for the Debate: Vivir Bien / Buen Vivir

We recommend to read the Chapter Vivir Bien in the book Systemic Alternatives Versión en español Let’s walk with our backs toward the future and our eyes on the past, so we can find our way to utopia. What is Vivir Bien? Is it an idea that reclaims ethical principles and knowledge? A practice or proposal of the Andean indigenous peoples? A philosophy? A paradigm … Continue reading Notes for the Debate: Vivir Bien / Buen Vivir

Not even climate change will kill off capitalism

[Razmig Keucheyan, 6 March 2014] As long as the conditions for investment and profit remain, the system will adapt. Which is why we need a revolution. The sums spent by governments on catastrophe have risen to unprecedented levels, putting public budgets at risk. Arguably the single most important mistake the revolutionary movements of the 60s and 70s made was to overlook the resilience of capitalism. … Continue reading Not even climate change will kill off capitalism

Manifiesto ecosocialista

[Joel Kovel y Michael Löwy 2001] English Version Introducción. La idea de este manifiesto ecosocialista fue lanzada en conjunto por Joel Kovel y Michael Löwy en un taller sobre ecología y socialismo celebrado en Vincennes, cerca de París, en septiembre de 2001. Todos sufrimos de un caso crónico de la paradoja de Gramsci, al vivir en un tiempo cuyo viejo orden está muriendo (arrastrando a … Continue reading Manifiesto ecosocialista

An Ecosocialist Manifesto

[Joel Kovel and Michael Lowy, Sept 2001] Versión en español Introduction The idea for this ecosocialist manifesto was jointly launched by Joel Kovel and Michael Lowy, at a September, 2001, workshop on ecology and socialism held at Vincennes, near Paris. We all suffer from a chronic case of Gramsci’s paradox, of living in a time whose old order is dying (and taking civilization with it) while … Continue reading An Ecosocialist Manifesto