The climate crisis is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. At the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, we are headed for 4°C to 7°C of warming above pre-industrial global averages within the lifetimes of young people. Temperature increases in this range would lead to a hothouse planet with devastating extreme weather events, and make most if not all of our planet
The term ecosocialism is in wide spread use now. Do you think it’s important that revolutionary socialists identify themselves as ecosocialists and what do you believe is the chief difference between ecosocialism and previous radical left traditions?
We have cautioned Sanders on the corruption of terminology. But obviously Trump is also wrong, perhaps: perhaps we will stop predicting for or against socialism and work to bring it about via revolution. A remarkable moment has arrived: Trump our leaders wishes to stage of fascist coup d’etat in public to overthrow the the legal government of Venezuela.
We should be wary of the imitation implies at our link but the point is clear, there is no inherent reason we should honor the criminal state of the US: we have real and far better grounds for the revolutionary overthrow of the US government. From there we can found real democracy in a socialist form. We have the right and the duty to do this because the result at a moment of climate crisis is almost inevitable, logically inevitable for sure. The capitalist alternative is completely insane; this president wishes to destroy the EPA, threaten the drinking water of all americans, egg on the destruction of the Amazon, the list of insanities is long. We have the right, and also the duty to overthrow this government. We may as well either adopt ecological socialism or tear the US to pieces: the world would be better off if the US were torn to pieces.
We have come to a strange and remarkable moment: the undermining of the US government in the process of fascist attempts to undermine the sovereignty of another nation: Venezuela, compelling an iro…
Source: If the US will undermine Venezuelan sovereignty then we have grounds to undermine the sovereignty of the US, in any case an illegal government of criminals and imperialists violating international law…revolution now…! – 1848: The End(s) of History
The yellow vest movement entered its “fourth act” this weekend, with another round of radical protests by over 130,000 people throughout the country. This time, the state response was even more brutal, with 89,000 gendarmes mobilised across France in an attempt to prevent the yellow vests from demonstrating – peacefully or otherwise – resulting in over 2,000 arrests.
We have critiqued the term ‘marxism’ many times, starting with our previous post, so our view of a site called ‘marxist.com’ is clear.
But this site often has cogent pieces, mixed with bad marxist theory. As here.
In any case, the suggestion to move to revolution is ‘on target’ save only that the left, marxist mostly, is not ready for that, as can be seen in the confusion over working class issues and ecological ones, the hated carbon tax, etc…
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