Critical University presents
‘There is no socialism on a dead planet’
With Jonathan Neale (author of Fight the Fire), Maggie Chapman MSP, Tárzia Medeiros (PSOL, Brazil), and Jon Duveen (A*CR).
Workshops on transport, food and farming, incineration, and growth.
The earth is on fire, oceans are poisoned, and forests are being cut down in the interests of a political system built on inequality and injustice. Working people and the poor, including women and Black and indigenous communities suffer most from the fall out of global heating and other environmental crimes. And those same forces and more are mobilising in resistance to all this to demand something different.
In the run-up to COP 26 in Glasgow, the revolutionary left needs to be mobilising for the biggest possible protests to demand 1.5 to stay alive and climate justice and denounce false solutions such as net-zero and techno-fixes. But we also need to develop and share ideas about what an ecosocialist future would look like – and crucially how best to get from here to there.
Claire Buysse and Josh Miller, Transport could burn up the EU’s entire carbon budget
Stefan Kipfer, Ecosocialism and the fight for free public transit