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The Twilight of Liberalism: Decline of the Working Families Party

Peter LaVenia

The Working Families Party – darling of The Nation-reading liberals in New York State – is in trouble. The NY Daily News reported this week that major unions (SEIU 1199, United Federation of Teachers, and the Hotel Trades Council) had quietly dropped financial support of the organization in late 2014.

Toward Democratic Eco-socialism as the Next World System

Hans Baer

Democratic eco-socialism rejects a statist, growth-oriented, productivist ethic and recognizes that humans live on an ecologically fragile planet with limited resources that must be sustained and renewed as much as possible for future generations.

Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

Diana Johnstone

As we approach the anniversary of atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Diana Johnstone reminds us that the decision to use the bomb was purely political, not military, and that it signified the start of the Cold War.

Energy Transitions Some Questions from the Netherworld

Nicholas Hildyard

The term “energy transition” usually signifies a shift away from fossil fuels and the technologies that require them. The question that then follows is: how is this shift to be paid for?

But there are pitfalls in looking at climate and energy like this. This public lecture given in Vienna and organised by Attac Austria and others, explores different ways of organizing nature, economy and society. It raises questions about the orientation of many mainstream discussions; the fetishising of technology; finance; accumulation; and organising.


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