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Gerald Horne on Jamaican Radio recounts the apocalyptic loss and misery behind settler colonialism

Recently, Gerald Horne, renowned historian and prolific author, talked with Ka’Bu Maat Kheru, host of “The Africa Forum: Running African” about his book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean. They begin by discussing the importance of Jamaica in colonial history. | more…

“From Marx to Ecosocialism”–Michael Löwy on new books by Kohei Saito and Victor Wallis

There is a growing body of ecomarxist and ecosocialist literature in the English-speaking world, which signals the beginning of a significant turn in radical thinking. Some Marxist journals, such as Capitalism, Nature and Socialism, Monthly Review and Socialism and Democracy have been playing an important role in this process, which is becoming increasingly influential. The two books discussed here—very different in style content and purpose—are part of this “Red and Green” upsurge…. | more…

Equal Time for Freethought: Michael Yates and Bruce Levine on Marxism, Anarchism, and Social Change

Listen to Bruce E. Levine, author of Resisting Illegitimate Authority: A Thinking Person’s Guide to Being an Anti- Authoritarian—Strategies, Tools, and Models and Michael D. Yates, author of Can the Working Class Change the World? as they discuss the traditions of anarchism and Marxism, and how these philosophies might still be effective in today’s Trumpian dystopia. | more…

UK’s Communist Review Faces Ian Angus’s Anthropocene

In October 2018, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that carbon emissions must be cut to zero by 2050, in order to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.1 The current British (non-binding) target for 2050 is an 80% cut. … | more…

American-Brand Fascism: Michael Joseph Roberto on NC Public Radio

Michael Joseph Roberto, author of The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920–1940, talks to Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things, about American-made fascism and what may happen, now that “American empire is on its last legs… | more…