Critical University – ‘There is no socialism on a dead planet’

11.00am – 3.45pm

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 a ecosocialist future would look like – and crucially how best to get from here to there.

Further reading

Opposition to Energy from Waste incineration

XR waste management policy brief

Claire Buysse and Josh Miller, Transport could burn up the EU’s entire carbon budget

Mengpin Ge, Everything You Need to Know About the Fastest-Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

Abigail Hess, Free public transportation is a reality in 100 cities—here’s why

Stefan Kipfer, Ecosocialism and the fight for free public transit

Giorgos Kallis, Degrowth, 2018, agenda publishing

Tim Jackson: Prosperity without growth – Economics for a Finite Planet,  2009, Earthscan.

Global human-made mass exceeds all living biomassNature, October 2020.

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review,  UK Treasury in February 2021.

A Radical Departure – the Dasgupta Review,  Alan Thornett .

And below a humorous explaination of Carbon Capture and Storage – though the gender politics leave something to be desired



Organised by ACR