Canadian Dimension Focuses on Ecosocialism

Canadian DimensionThe division within the environmental movement between market ecologism and ecosocialism has become increasingly clear with the failure of Copenhagen and the promise of Cochabamba. This issue of CD focuses on the rising tide of ecosocialism. We feature an exclusive interview with ecosocialist founder Joel Kovel; the CD panel at the Peoples’ Summit on building the ecosocialist movement; ... [click title to continue]

Maude Barlow speaks with Democracy Now!

From Melting Glaciers to Structural Adjustment: Maude Barlow on the Need for Water Justice Democracy Now! In the Andean highlands of South America, climate change isn’t just an abstract threat. In Bolivia, glaciers are melting at what experts say is an alarming rate as a result of rising global temperatures. We speak with Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians, about the melting glaciers, ... [click title to continue]

Canadian Ecosocialists: A job still in progress

The following was written by Ian Angus in 2007. The challenges he outlined then still require much patient work (read the full article link).The growing worldwide interest in ecosocialism is reflected in two political trends:  Many people in the green movement are turning to Marxism to understand the ecological crisis and are concluding that only socialism offers a way out. Many on the Left believe ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s Green Party: Where did it all go wrong?

Ecosocialism Canada presents this commentary from Stuart Hertzog's blog While EC would argue that an anti-capitalist orientation is required to resolve both our human and environmental crisis, we need to reflect critically on the experience of the green movement. It remains a very uneven development across the globe and green politics have grown to reflect a spectrum of positions. ... [click title to continue]

Building an ecosocialist movement in Canada

By Doug Taylor The political postions held by those advocating ecosocialism in Canada are many and varied, as they are elsewhere. They include green social democrats, left-wing environmentalists and many hues of Marxists, socialists and anarchists. So how do we proceed to build a movement for ecosocialism and what might be the first steps in the process? Among a small group subscribing ... [click title to continue]

Québec: For Ecosocialist Independence

By Marc Bonhomme.To avert an ecological crisis, the United Nations says, a country like Canada must, by 2020, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from their 1990 level, and by 90%by 2050. Quebec’s emissions in 2007 (the latest statistics) were 5% above the 1990 level, and Canada’s 20%.? A turnabout like this must go far beyond changes in individuals’ behaviour, which in any case are quite ... [click title to continue]