‘The Imperial Mode of Living’: Interview with Markus Wissen

Ben Wray interviewed Markus Wissen for bella caledonia about his book The Imperial Mode of Living. This book has caused a stir in Germany by arguing that our way of life in the global north is imperialist because it is sustained by a level of resource extraction.   THE IMPERIAL MODE OF LIVING   Are…

Extinction Rebellion is taking to the City

The following article written by Jasmin Orden for The Canary outlines the reasons for the actions taken by Extinction Rebellion targeting The City. EXTINCTION REBELLION IS TAKING TO THE CITY Extinction Rebellion (XR) is currently protesting across London as it aims to “target the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis – the political economy”. The…

The Return of Nature – a review

The following review of John Bellamy’s latest book, The Return of Nature has been written by Esteban Mercatante and was posted by Left Voice (USA) John Bellamy Foster’s book The Return of Nature picks up where the author left off 20 years ago in Marx’s Ecology, which, as the title indicates, addresses the aspects of Marx’s critique of…

The promise and reality of vaccination

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) about the impact of the global imperialist order on Covid-19 vaccinations through out the world. The roll out of vaccination programmes across the world has raised hopes that the end of the Covid pandemic may be in sight. There are a number of vaccines currently in use…

Expensive, dangerous and unnecessary

We are posting tan edited version of an article by Eddie Ford which first appeared in Weekly Worker. With the Right moving Paul Mason now advocating new nuclear power stations as an alternative to carbon based energy, this article makes the case against. The solution to global warming does not rely on going over to…

Making rewilding part of a socialist future

We are posting this article by Alex Lee of Anti-Capitalist Resistance, which suggest that Socialists should take up the issue of rewilding, but reject attempts by capitalists to co-opt it for their own purposes. If you look in any popular bookstore these days, you’ll find books on rewilding…. There are books about rewilding your garden,…

Tsunami and the tourist industry

The US media admit that Secretary of State Colin Powell’s visit to Thailand is designed to prop up the hard-hit tourist industry there. The catastrophic Dec. 26 tsunami hit the beaches of Sri Lanka and Thailand and the islands of the Maldives at the height of tourist season. While the tourist industry brings a lot…

Red on Green, Green on Red

Alan Boylan argues why campaigning on environmental issues must be a priority for the Scottish Socialist Party. For millions of people across the globe the relationship between humankind, the animal world and our environment is a question, which has brought much heated debate. Humanity’s increasing separateness from nature, and the corporations’ promotion of the technological…