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Human activity is causing disastrous climate disruption and Earth’s sixth mass extinction event, triggering critical losses of biodiversity. But this crisis exceeds ecological collapse. Deepening inequality, retrenchment into fascism, precarious employment, racial violence, and a resilient military industrial complex make it difficult to find a way out of these growing disasters. The answer will be more than just technocratic tinkering - it will demand a Green New Deal.
Woody Woodruff
September 2021
Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s HR4442 is designed to return schools to their place as centers of community. If socialists act fast, we can make it a reality.
Les P
September 2021
The struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline so far.
Bill Mosley
September 2021
A brief update (and appeal to action) on the infrastructure bill making its way through Congress.
Woody Woodruff
August 2021
National DSA has kicked off the next phase of its Green New Deal campaign, encompassing labor and the PRO Act but moving into the highly unionized public school system.
Bill Mosley
July 2021
In a post-carbon future, will urban expressways wither away and revert to urban space?
Andy Feeney
June 2021
A marxist analysis of Biden's signature infrastructure bill.
Zach Eldredge
May 2021
Biden's infrastructure plan is a fair start, but in no way broaches the scale of investment needed to seriously address the climate crisis.
Max B. Sawicky
April 2021
Modern monetary theory: what it is, where it comes from, who supports it, and how to separate the economic theory from political rhetoric.
David Schwartzman
April 2021
For the eco-socialist left, Robinson's new sci-fi thriller should be seen as a great resource for inspiration and provocation
Daniel Adkins
March 2021
Democratizing the energy grid is one way to limit fallout from climate change while bringing us closer to a socialist future.
David Schwartzman
March 2021
Should the DSA carry-forward its electoral strategy through the Democratic Party? An ecosocialist response.
Woody Woodruff
December 2020
Kim Stanley Robinson's latest novel not only has the juice of a good sci-fi narrative, but provides strong insight into how an international plan for reversing climate change might be structured.
Kurt Stand
November 2020
A review of David Schwartzman's new book, which imagines the possibility of a green future within the context of class struggle and socialism.
Daniel Adkins
November 2020
As the world beings to realize more dramatic accelerants to climate change, the need for global mobilization becomes more urgent than ever.
Danielle Meitiv
October 2019
These opening remarks were delivered to Sept. 15th’s Climate Emergency Town Hall in Montgomery County’s Silver Spring Civic Center.
David Schwartzman
July 2019
All of these Green New Deal goals will need a broad bottom-up mobilization of the residents most impacted, DC’s working class along with their allies, and must be planned and implemented by the same.
Andy Feeney
July 2019
For ecosocialists and mainstream environmentalists anxious to rally support for a Green New Deal, we'll have to take the task of educating voters into our own hands.
Andy Feeney
May 2019
DSA climate activists might conceivably play an important role in saving the Tidal Basin that could win grudging support from a host of different local and national organizations.
Andy Feeney
March 2019
In Marxist terms, McDonald’s and its fast-food rivals have made their industry into a corporate “hegemon” – economically, culturally and politically.
kurt stand
February 2019
Socialist or Marxist political economy is necessary but not sufficient in itself to advance a vision of 21st Century socialism.
Andy Feeney
February 2019
Don’t look now, but what we all buy and consume in the way of food – combined with how corporate agribusiness shapes how most people eat – is helping to create climate catastrophe.
Woody Woodruff
January 2019
Environmental activism has been hampered by political boundaries in the DMV. A singular, multi-state public initiative could allow DMV socialists to engage in cross-jurisdictional ecosocialist work.
Andy Feeney
January 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal provides an opportunity for socialists to gain new credibility with a wide range of climate activists.
Andy Feeney
November 2018
At least in the near to mid-term future, even green socialists need to hope that “green” capitalist corporations make advances in the development of revolutionizing the capitalist energy sector away from reliance on fossil fuels.
Daniel Adkins
September 2018
To meet the danger of climate change, developed nations will need to organize a new global Marshall Plan with representatives from developing countries.
Andy Feeney
September 2017
A Marxist approach to capitalist environmental crisis important both to our organization and the wider radical left.
Andy Feeney
September 2017
As a whole, the labor movement has not committed itself to ending greenhouse gas emissions that most scientists believe are likely to produce climate catastrophe by the end of this century.
Andy Feeney
August 2017
National parks are under severe threat from the extraction-first mania of the Trump administration. Andy Feeney contextualizes this latest barbarism.
Daniel Adkins
August 2017
Dan Adkins updates the development of micro-grids, independent energy sources that can deal big corporate power companies out of their dominion over power and prices.
Steve McKevitt
August 2017
A member of the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee, expresses skepticism that attempts to relate classical Marxism -- and classic Marx -- to today's climate concerns will not be analytically useful and overlooks the role of population in the crisis.
Lucy Duff
August 2017
Lucy Duff explores the devastation to the environment, communities and workers of mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.
Woody Woodruff
July 2017
Every level of economic and political society in the US -- except the GOP's federal monopoly -- expressed immediate and constructive pushback to Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Andy Feeney
June 2017
A lengthy recollection of DSA's engagement in the People's Climate March - and the panel we hosted before it.
Kurt Stand
May 2017
Transportation advocacy is key for introducing localities to the need for strong climate policy.
Andy Feeney
May 2017
Carbon taxes are not every environmentalist's cuppa tea.
Andy Feeney
April 2017
The galloping threat of vector-borne diseases that comes with warmer weather farther north in the US may offer organizing opportunities for ecosocialists.
Lucy Duff
April 2017
Interest in a universal basic income (UBI) appears to be rising alongside a widespread sense that we are nearing the end of work. Two examples show what this sort of plan might look like.
Austin Kendall
April 2017
Trump's taking of the White House offered the possibility of shattering liberals' illusions of the neutrality of the state
Andy Feeney
March 2017
There are impressive coalitions of climate activist groups forming, both at the local level and nationally to contest Trump's suicidal climate agenda.
Woody Woodruff
March 2017
The big problems that plague our society can only be solved with an effort that matches the size of their danger.
Daniel Adkins
March 2017
The sun and wind are public resources and will bring in a new era of regionally based power. By directly tying them into local governments and organizations we can be sure that they serve the public.
Harry Baker
February 2017
Rex Tillerson made his fortune slow-roasting the planet with full knowledge of the consequences.
Andy Feeney
February 2017
Notes on local ecosocialist mobilization efforts.