Ecosocialism vs Ecofascism

Monday, June 6, 2022 - 1:00pm
CDT
Jerry Harris

An overlooked danger is the growth of ecofascism. As the environmental crisis intensifies, social and political tensions will explode with greater force. All sectors of society will seek solutions, from political and economic elites to the working class. We can already see these trends emerging in the form of authoritarian capitalism, green capitalism and ecosocialism. A huge influx of climate refugees and dwindling resources will fuel an ecofascist response, the ground laid by decades of neoliberal policy and ideology. Green capitalism will offer an alternative, but well short of what is needed to prevent a disastrous rise in global warming. This failure may open the door for an ecosocialist transition, and a common planetary effort to save humanity.

Jerry Harris is a familiar commentator in Global Justice webinars. He is is head of the Global Studies Association. He has authored Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy and The Dialectics of Globalization: Economic and Political Struggle in a Transnational Era.

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more