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Raw Deal: Why Statecraft Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis

Speaking on climate crisis and social movements is Seattle, WA based Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Arthur Pye. Providing a survey of the depth of the crisis and various responses, above all Pye stresses that ultimately building popular power outside of the constrains of institutional forces is what will push the dramatic changes necessary.

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Will #Bernie’s Proposals Build Worker Power? Interview With a Swedish Labor Activist

Presidential candidate and open socialist Bernie Sanders announced this week that his campaign is preparing a proposal to encourage employee ownership in large companies. While details are yet to be released, what has been reported so far is the plan would have employers “contribute a portion of their stocks to a fund controlled by employees” that would pay dividends to workers. A second aspect of the proposal would potentially allow workers to become “a powerful voting shareholder” leading to the election of worker representatives on corporate boards. As well, version of this idea has been taken up by Jeremy Corbyn, the leftist leader of the UK Labour Party.

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Means and Ends: The Anarchist Critique of Seizing State Power

The anarchist critique of seizing state power is often caricatured as being based on an abstract moral opposition to the state that ignores the harsh realities we are currently facing.

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Solidarity with Detained Cuban Anarchist and #LGBT Activists

Havana, Cuba – Following tensions around the cancellation of the state sponsored LGBT march and the effort by activists to call for an independently organized one, two anarchist and LGBT activists, Isbel Diaz Torres and partner Jimmy Roque Martinez, are believed to have been detained by Cuban authorities.

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The Syndicalist Alternative for an Eco-Socialist Future, Part II

As debates over the climate crisis and the proposed “Green New Deal” unfold, veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel speaks to its short comings and proposes an eco-syndicalist alternative. Read Part I of this series “A ‘Green New Deal’?: The Eco-Syndicalist Alternative.” This first appeared in Ideas & Action.

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A “Green New Deal”?: The Eco-Syndicalist Alternative, Part I

As debates over the climate crisis and the proposed “Green New Deal” unfold, veteran activist and writer Tom Wetzel speaks to its short comings and proposes an eco-syndicalist alternative. Read the second part, “The Syndicalist Alternative for an Eco-socialist Future.” This first appeared in Ideas & Action.

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The Rough Road to Power: Comments on “Goodbye Revolution?”

A commentary by Patrick Berkman on the essay “Goodbye Revolution?” by Tim Horras which grapples with various debates around power and the path to socialist transformation.

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Statement on #Venezuela From Chilean Libertarian Communists

The following is a statement on the current political crisis and U.S. backed coup underway in Venezuela produced by Solidaridad, a libertarian communist political organization in Chile.

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Lessons From Latin American #Feminism – Video Presentation

Video presentation by Bree Busk and Romina Akemi discussing the global implications of the current upsurge of feminist activity in Latin America with a focus on Chile and Argentina.

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Avoiding “Hothouse Earth”: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe and Extinction

Climate alarms are going off all over Earth, from the devastating wildfires that have raged recently in California to the mass-bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, the warming of Antarctica from below, and the continued melting of Greenland, even in winter.

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