David battling Goliath is a cliché. But how else to describe the struggle between a rural electric co-op and its powerful supplier of electricity?
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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.
1959- Founding of the pro-independence organization Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI) and its newspaper Claridad.
1964-66- The local press informs that the government plans to approve strip mining projects. The MPI and the autonomist group Vanguardia Popular present environmental objections. The debate around mining marks the birth of the modern ecology movement in Puerto Rico.
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.
Scott Santens provides empirical evidence that the provision of a Universal Basic Income leads to a greater sense of community and cooperation amongst it's recipients.
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.
Explores numerous factors, especially continuing French interventions in north Africa, and the threat to what Ahmed calls the 'greyzone,' the increasingly rare "arenas of multi-ethnic, multi-faith solidarity, within both the Muslim and Western worlds."
Samir Amin provides a world-systems analysis of the current upsurge of nationalism, and draws a distinction between progressive and reactionary versions.
In this article, Damien White offers a sympathetic yet critical appraisal of the works of Murray Bookchin and their relevance for the 21st century.