Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ecosocialism: No dictionary definition

There is no dictionary definition of ecosocialism despite its increasingly common usuage. Until the Dictionary Gurus catch up, we will rely upon our own pluralistic understanding. Wikipedia does not a bad job of summarizing many aspects of ecosocialism.

"Eco-socialism, green socialism or socialist ecology is an ideology merging aspects of Marxism, socialism, green politics, ecology and alter-globalization. Eco-socialists generally believe that the expansion of the capitalist system is the cause of social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation through globalization and imperialism, under the supervision of repressive states and transnational structures; they advocate the dismantling of capitalism and the state, focusing on collective ownership of the means of production by freely associated producers and restoration of the commons."

Read Eco-socialism from Wikipedia.

The Three Meanings of Ecosocialism

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