Marxism and the Climate Crisis: African Eco-Socialist Alternatives

16 February, 2020 — MROnline

Originally published: ROAPE (Review of African Political Economy) by Vishwas Satgar (February 14, 2020)   |

Introducing an important book series on Democratic Marxism in Africa, Vishwas Satgar explains that the project is premised on a rejection of the authoritarianism of vanguardist politics and the need to learn critical lessons from all the left projects of the 20th century. There is a rich inheritance of emancipatory Marxism in Africa, which includes Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Samir Amin, Sam Moyo, Harold Wolpe and many others. Today, Satgar argues, the challenge is to defeat carbon capitalism accelerating the climate crisis and fomenting exclusionary nationalisms and for this there has to be a return to Marx.

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The West Is Run by Barbarians By Peter Koenig

13 January 2020 — Global Research

How much longer are we accepting the tyrannical dictate of the American rulers? It gets worse by the day – and it looks like the western world’s “leaders” (sic – so sic!) are caving in ever more to the American killing machine – the European Union – and all its members heads of state, and all the Zion-Anglosaxons and Japan – no one dares standing up and shouting “NO!” – no more of your hegemonic atrocities! – But they all bend over backwards to please a criminal empire, run like the Barbarians.

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As Capitalism Collapses Into Totalitarianism, Socialist Revolution Looms On The Horizon

11 January 2020 — See You in 2020

 For the last generation, the United States and other capitalist countries have been on a steady trajectory towards despotism. With 9/11 and the resulting return to the Cold War’s atmosphere of perpetual conflict, a change appeared in the prevailing aims of the capitalist governments. Whereas capitalist societies generally assumed they could look forward to an increasingly liberal future after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the easing of war tensions, but what’s happened throughout the 21st century is a shift towards less and less freedom.

‘The Calculated Subversion of Humanity’ …and How to Resist It

16 December 2019 — Global Research

As we transition into 2020, our World is in the grip of a deliberate attempt to destroy the fundamental values upon which all civilised life depends.

Humanitarian values of love, kindness, compassion and mutual support – are being deliberately blocked, distorted and down-graded as part of a global propaganda regime designed to indoctrinate the people of this planet into selfish, materialistic and essentially passive ‘convenience’ life styles. 

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Here’s How Much Worse Things Will Get If Capitalism Isn’t Overthrown

30 October 2019 — See you in 2020

A supermarket during the 2019 California blackout wave

A supermarket during the 2019 California blackout wave

In his novel The Man in the High Castle, which depicts a Nazi-dominated world, Philip K. Dick describes a dynamic where the Reich, despite holding enormous power, makes itself progressively more volatile and reactive. At one point in the book, a character observes that “most high-placed Nazis are refusing to face facts vis-a-vis their economic plight. By doing so, they accelerate the tendency toward greater tour de force adventures, less predictability, less stability in general. The cycle of manic enthusiasm, then fear, then Partei solutions of a desperate type…all this tends to bring the most irresponsible and reckless aspirants to the top.”

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Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism

28 October 2019 — Climate & Capitalism
Book Review

The alternative to global capitalism must be a transnational popular project that leads to globalization from below


William I. Robinson
Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism
Haymarket Books, 2018

reviewed by David Klein

Capitalism’s grow-or-die imperative is driving humanity to the brink of extinction. At the present rate of global greenhouse gas emissions, the climate crisis alone could soon end civilization and destroy the biosphere. Biologists report that up to a million species of plants and animals are on the verge of extinction.  Global capitalism is not only creating unprecedented extremes of inequality and injustice, it is wrecking the planet.

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Revolts Against The Neoliberal World Order

28 October 2019 — Dissident Voice

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

March in Cape Town, South Africa, March 19, 2014 (from ActiveStills.org.)

Protests against the US and big finance-imposed neoliberal capitalism have exploded across the globe. Two weeks ago, in Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America, we reviewed 12 Latin America nations that are rising up against privatization, the cutting of social programs, soaring prices and low wages. In the last week, mass protests in Chile and Bolivia have begun and Lebanon has widespread protests against debt and austerity measures.

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Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America

14 October 2019 — Popular Resistance

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of international finance, which is against the interests of people.

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Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn By Pepe Escobar

23 October 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social inequality, South America finally seems poised to reclaim the power to forge its own history.

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The dialectics of economic warfare

10 July 2019 — The Delphi Initiative

A paper delivered to the Moscow academic economic forum (MAEF)

by Dr. Leo Gabriel
from the Institute for Intercultural Research and Cooperation in Vienna, Austria

It was in 2004 when the war in Iraq was at its peak, that the renown political scientist Emanuel Wallerstein announced at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, a public discussion under the surprising title: “Is the neoliberal transformation dead?“  We, the members of the International Council of the WSF were shocked, because this announcement touched the raison d´etre, the roots of the whole event where for the third time more than one hundred thousand activists from all continents had come together in order to exchange alternative concepts and strategies to combat neoliberalism.

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