• On Consumerism, Capitalism, and Ecosocialism

    Sebastian Livingston provides an introduction to an ecosocialist approach to production and consumption and looking at some issues that are problematic in achieving an ecological society. Keep reading »

  • Free Public Transit

    Public transit lies at the intersection of several critical social struggles today. Affordable (or free) public transit is an important mechanism for redistribution, and particularly targets low income women and people of colour. A central component of public policies to address climate change must be mass expenditures on public transit to reduce reliance on private … Watch video »

  • Climate Justice Transitions

    The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics. The mainstream environmental movement used to be dominated by a narrow focus on consumerism, individual lifestyle choices, and single issue politics – taking … Keep reading »

  • Confronting Injustice, Choosing Social Activism

    Bold and imaginative activism is difficult to find precisely at a time when we need it most. However, it is not the case that activism in general is in short supply; one finds, in fact, that activist ideals and vocabulary have securely made their way into everyday life. However, this leaves society fundamentally unchanged when … Keep reading »

  • The Contradictions of Localism

    Jordy Cummings (JC): Your book is called No Local and it is an immanent critique of inward looking reactions to neoliberal capitalism. One poignant episode you recount surrounds urban agriculture, and the idea that we’ve come to a really problematic situation when poor people are encouraged to grow their own food in addition to working … Keep reading »