In Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, Andreas Malm seeks to determine how and why coal came to uphold “our commerce and our state.” This is not merely an academic exercise: Malm hopes the early days of fossil power might provide some clues as to how the coal industry became the destructive behemoth it is today. If we know how the fossil economy came into being, he suggests, we might be better prepared to end it.
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Stories about Thinking Politically.
A review by R. Burke of Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams' Inventing the Future; Postcapitalism and a World Without Work.
A Review of Brian Tokar's book Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Justice (Porsgrunn, Norway: New Compass Press, 2014).
Harvey Wasserman provides the facts that demonstrate the hypocrisy of the U.S. lecturing Cuba about human rights.
An in-depth assessment of the current malaise of the international left and speculations on a way forward, rooted mainly in struggles over everyday life (reproduction of capital), restoring the commons, and renewing democracy. From the founder of ROAR Magazine (roarmag.org), but this is a more accessible link to the article, I think.
A review by R. Burke of Douglas Murphy's Last Futures; Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture.
An excellent overview of the current relationships between electoral and extraparliamentary movements, mainly from a European perspective.
Don Fitz reviews Health Care without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism.
“Where to Invade Next” by Michael Moore, reviewed by Kim Scipes
This article investigates the influence intuitive thinking has on political decision making. The author advises those involved with non-violent social change to be mindful of 'gut level' reactions and how activists might respond to these in ways that can improve the effectiveness of progresive movements.