Why “Out-Growing” Capitalism?

Why not “overthrowing” “abolishing” or even “smashing” capitalism, or some similarly militant rhetoric? Well, rhetoric aside, these approaches have been attempted many times, and have failed rather catastrophically. You can argue that it was due to this or that power play, these material condition or such and such CIA-backed coup (and you wouldn’t be totally […]

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Planning for a Just Transition

For transformative ideas to take root, there must be a plan for a plan that makes the goals explicitly known. This serves 3 main functions A roadmap for organizers to measure their progress against A starting place for the education of the newly radicalized/activated A common program shared between radicals of diverse organizations dedicated to […]

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Cooperation Against Catastrophe Part 2

In my previous post I summarized the state of the current disaster response industry and its ability to respond adequately to the challenge of runaway climate change (and let me tell you folks, it isn’t looking good). At this point we are guaranteed a minimum level of climate-amplified disasters around the world (storms, floods, droughts, […]

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Technology and Post Capitalism

This panel, featuring Paul Mason, David Harvey, Aaron Bastani, Alice Bell and James Meadway, is what first interested me in Mason’s concept of Postcapitalism. David Harvey provides a much-needed stodgy old Marxist counterpoint to Mason’s techno-utopianism. The overall contribution of the panelists is to sketch outlines of contemporary socioeconomic, technological and ecological forces, trends and […]

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