Climate Emergency: Getting Out Alive

  Jim Morrison observed that you don’t get outta here alive. Though Morrison had a point, Kim Stanley Robinson sketches an optimistic scenario in which we – or many of us – do get out of the climate emergency alive. Robinson, in  a book of 530 dense pages entitled The Ministry for the Future, mixes … Read more Climate Emergency: Getting Out Alive

Making the Impossible Possible: Coalitional Movement Politics in the Decisive Decade

This is the decisive decade for humankind and other species. We tackle dire trends now.  Or we face a bleak future in which our constricted pandemic life now becomes the norm for all but the wealthiest. Our rational and technological prowess, in combination with market-based power structures, has brought us to the brink of catastrophe. … Read more Making the Impossible Possible: Coalitional Movement Politics in the Decisive Decade

Racism, Class Solidarity and Systemic Change

Brisbane Anti-Racism Protest - 6 June 2020 - AndrewMercer

(Image: Brisbane Anti-Racism Protest – 6 June 2020 – Andrew Mercer) To usher in systemic change, the left faces the challenge of not only reconciling racial inequities with class solidarity, but also avoiding two strategic errors of the past that have consigned the left to cooptation or irrelevance. Martin Luther King’s observation in the late … Read more Racism, Class Solidarity and Systemic Change

Naomi Klein and the Politics of the Green New Deal

“Winning is a moral imperative. The stakes are too high, and time is too short, to settle for anything else.” Naomi Klein addressed these words to the British Labour Party, but they aptly express the urgency of the climate movement today. We have arrived at a critical juncture in human history. As we all know, … Read more Naomi Klein and the Politics of the Green New Deal

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