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Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation
Magdoff, Fred; Williams, Chris
Book
2017
Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams...
The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth
Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett; York, Richard
Book
2011
Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the ba...
Ecosocialism: Why greens must be red and reds must be green
Film/Video
2014
Ian Angus argues for a movement based on socialist and ecological principles, to save humanity and the rest of nature from capitalist ecocide.
The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture: Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks
Saito, Kohei
Article
2014
Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic ab...
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
2017
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
How to create an ecological society
Ledwith, Sean
Article
2018
A review of the book "Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation" by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, which addresses different aspects of the debate on the politics of the...
In Defense of Ecological Marxism: John Bellamy Foster responds to a critic
Angus, Ian; Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
One of the most important books of Marxist theory published in recent years is Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, in which John Bellamy Foster rediscovered and expanded on Marx’s understanding of...
Istvan Meszaros: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction
Article
2017
In memorium to Istvan Meszaros, an excerpt of his writing shows how he was one of the first Marxists to identify the global environmental crisis as a central contradiction of late capitalism.
John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology: Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx's Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainab
Foster, John Bellamy; Sarkar, Saral
Article
2017
In the Anthropocene, we are faced with the eventual prospect, if society continues to follow the path of business as usual, of the end of civilization (in the sense of organized human society) and eve...
Land & Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History
Empson, Martin
Book
2014
Explores humanity's contradictory relationship with the environment: our role in destroying nature, and our potential to for positive change.
The long ecological revolution
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2017
Up until the rise of the ecological movement in the late twentieth century, the conquest of nature was a universal trope, often equated with progress under capitalism (and sometimes socialism). To be ...
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
Marx Engels Internet Archive
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Database
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
Book
1999
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
Empson, Martin
Article
2015
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2015
Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology
Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett
Article
2016
The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critiq...
Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition: Book review of Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique
Empson, Martin
Article
2017
Marxist analyses of the natural world have been the focus of intense debate recently, and the publication of any book that further explores what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought about the subjec...
Marxism, ecology and human history
Empson, Martin
Article
2013
Land and Labour: An important new book explores humanity’s contradictory relationship with the environment: our role in destroying nature, and our potential to for positive change.
Marxism and the Anthropocene
Royle, Camilla
Article
2016
As you read this article every breath you take in contains about 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide, around a third more than your great grandparents breathed 100 years ago. As well as lead...
Marxism.ca
Website
2016
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
A Marxist view of ecology and human history
Butler, Simon
Article
2014
A review on Martin Empson's "Land & Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History."
Marx's Ecological Notebooks
Saito, Kohei
Article
2016
This article investigate Marx's natural-scientific notebooks, especially those of 1868, which will be published for the first time in volume four, section eighteen of the new Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014: Arms Trade
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Ecosocialism, environment, and urban gardening
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 30, 2017: Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
What do we do when those in power recklessly put the future of the entire planet at risk with their acts of aggression and military provocations, while they ignore the growing disaster of climate chan...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018: Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
This issue of Other Voices features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian Marxist perspective.
Socialism.ca
Website
2016
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
Two Views on Marxist Ecology and Jason W. Moore
Murphy, Fred and Angus, Ian
Article
2016
On June 6, 2016, Climate & Capitalism published an interview with John Bellamy Foster, in which he for the first time responded to nearly a decade of criticism from Jason W. Moore, who accuses Foster ...
Without a Popular Movement We Don't Stand a Chance: Andreas Malm on Climate Change
Malm, Andreas; Landstrom, Rasmus
Article
2018
An interview with the author of "Fossil Capital and The Progress of This Storm", who says there are reasons to be hopeful but significant progress will require a global movement of unprecedented scale...

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