“Green capitalism” is an illusion, and twentieth-century socialism is a perversion. We need a new model and movement for a democratic and ecological socialism that links with the wider movement for a better world.
An exchange on "Why Ecosocialism: For a Red-Green Future" by Michael Löwy, featuring Herman Daly, John Bellamy Foster, Kerryn Higgs, Giorgos Kallis, Alex Khasnabish, Ashish Kothari, Fred Magdoff, Simon Mair, Mary Mellor, and Vishwas Satgar, with a response from Michael Löwy
Loving the planet begins with loving community and nature at home. Farmer, activist, and prolific author Wendell Berry reflects on his life cultivating deep cultural and political roots of resistance.
Global capitalism is roiling class structure and forging a new mass class of precarious workers. The fight for a universal basic income can help catalyze this “precariat” as a transformative change agent.
An exchange on the essay "The Precariat: Today's Transformative Class?" by Guy Standing, featuring Bill Fletcher, Nancy Folbre, Azfar Khan, Alexandra Köves, George Liodakis, Ronaldo Munck, William I. Robinson, Pritam Singh, Eva-Maria Swidler, and Alison Tate and Evelyn Astor, with a response from the author.
Activist Medea Benjamin talks about her life at the forefront of the fight for peace and justice, and the need now more than ever to organize beyond borders.
A legacy of the Cold War, nuclear weapons will leave us perennially on the eve of destruction—until they are abolished once and for all. Nuclear abolitionists must join forces with movements seeking sustainability and justice to overcome governmental hostility and public apathy.
An exchange on the essay “Nuclear Abolition: The Road from Armageddon to Transformation" by David Krieger, featuring Andreas Bummel, David Barash, Richard Falk, Anna Harris, Judith Lipton, Ian Lowe, Hiroo Saionji, and Lawrence Wittner, with a response from the author.
In a world of spiraling ecological and social crises, where does one find hope? Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy discusses how understanding the interdependence of our world prepares us for the fight to improve it.
An implacable and inclusive feminism remains essential for building the larger solidarity politics and economics we need for a Great Transition that eliminates oppression of all kinds.
An exchange on the essay “Feminism and Revolution: Looking Back, Looking Ahead" by Julie Matthaei, featuring Anamaria Aristizabal, Lourdes Benería, Susan Butler, Kavita Byrd, Arturo Escobar, David Fell, Miki Kashtan, Khawar Mumtaz, and Noha Tarek, with a response from the author.
In a world of diminished nation-states and global capital, social movements need to think and act differently. Michael Hardt explores how.
The human rights movement serves as inspiration and guide for the larger movement of systemic transformation. Human rights are inherently supranational and expansive, so that each triumph opens a new front in a widening circle of rights.
An exchange on the essay “Human Rights: Advancing the Frontier of Emancipation" by Kathryn Sikkink, featuring Greg Anderson, Luis Cabrera, Joseph Camilleri, Jonathan Cohn, Riane Eisler, Alice Froidevaux, Aaron Karp, Evelin Lindner, Álvaro de Regil Castilla, Noha Tarek, and Allen White.
Democracy has spread far and wide, but has not yet reached the global level, a dangerous failure in an interdependent world. How do we achieve just and democratic global governance? Political theorist Daniele Archibugi points the way.
With roots in traditional Andean cultures, Vivir Bien offers a compelling alternative development path. But without a focus on self-determination from below and cross-movement collaboration, it risks being coopted by those in power.
An exchange on the essay “Vivir Bien: Old Cosmovisions and New Paradigms” by Pablo Solón with a response from the author. Featuring David Barkin, Nnimmo Bassey, Adrian Beling, Ana Estefanía Carballo, Eduardo Gudynas, Holly Hanson, Aaron Karp, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Neera Singh.
The alter-globalization mantra of “a world where many worlds fit” has inspired new organizing and thinking across Latin America. Leading “post-development” theorist Arturo Escobar surveys this fight for pluralism and justice.