Marxism and Ecosocialism

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

The capitalist system is experiencing a dual, interrelated crisis: a crisis of overproduction and a crisis of ecological destruction. Both of them are a result of capitalism’s rampant drive to accumulate. Its relentless drive for growth and profit lies behind everything from mountain top removal to global warming. Workers, people of color, and indigenous populations bear the principal burden of these disasters, but also have the capacity to envision, struggle for, and create a new society that is socially just and ecologically sane—one that redirects our productive processes toward environmentally sustainable ways to provide a fulfilling life for all.

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