[Marxism] What's new at Links: John Bellamy Foster, Québec Solidaire, Libya, Syria, Espanol, ecosocialism, Saudi contras, COP17

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Sep 5 16:23:31 MDT 2011


What's new at Links: John Bellamy Foster, Québec Solidaire, Libya, 
Syria, Espanol, ecosocialism, Saudi contras, COP17

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    John Bellamy Foster: The ecology of Marxian political economy
    <http://links.org.au/node/2474>

[This article is an extended version of a talk delivered at the Marxism 
2011 Conference, University College of London, July 3, 2011. Readers of 
/Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ are urged to consider 
subscribing to /Monthly Review/ 
<http://monthlyreview.org/press/subscriptions/>, where this article 
first appeared. *John Bellamy Foster* will be a featured international 
guest at the*second World at a Crossroads: Climate Change -- Social 
Change Conference 
<http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/>*, Friday, 
September 30 -- Monday, October 3, 2011, Melbourne University.]

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2474>


    Québec Solidaire: A Québécois approach to building a broad left
    party <http://links.org.au/node/2473>

August 31, 2011 -- The following article is scheduled for publication in 
a forthcoming issue of the journal /Alternate Routes/. It is an expanded 
and updated version of a presentation to the third annual conference of 
the Critical Social Research Collaborative, held March 5, 2011, at 
Carleton University, Ottawa, on the theme "Varieties of Socialism, 
Varieties of Approaches". Part II (below) will discuss the evolution of 
Québec Solidaire since its founding.

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    Marxism and ecology (video): John Bellamy Foster at Marxism 2011;
    Book now for his Melbourne talk <http://links.org.au/node/2472>

Talk delivered at the Marxism 2011 Conference, University College of 
London, July 3, 2011.

  * Watch <http://links.org.au/node/2472>


    Syria: Interview with the Local Coordination Committees of Syria
    (audio) <http://links.org.au/node/2478>

August 26, 2011 -- Interview with *Hozan Ibrahim*, spokesperson from the 
*Local Coordination Committees* of Syria. The Local Coordinating 
Committees of Syria is one of the main co-ordinating bodies behind the 
uprising in Syria. Ibrahim explains the background to the uprising, how 
the Syrian people are organising themselves and expresses opposition to 
any Western military intervention.


    `Foro Social Latinamericano', Green Left Weekly's Spanish-language
    supplement, August 2011 issue <http://links.org.au/node/2477>

September 3, 2011 -- For environmentalists, Indigenous rights activists, 
feminists, socialists and all progressive people, Latin America is a 
source of hope and inspiration today. The people of Venezuela, Cuba, 
Bolivia and Ecuador, among others, are showing that radical social 
change is possible and a better, more just society can be imagined and 
built.

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    Richard Seymour: Libya -- All they are saying is give war a chance
    <http://links.org.au/node/2476>

By *Richard Seymour*

August 31, 2011 - Obama, though, will have the privilege of being an 
ally of an ostensibly free Libya that he helped birth into existence. At 
minimal outlay (a mere $1 billion, which is peanuts in Pentagon terms), 
and with /relatively/ few lives lost from bombing, a US-led operation 
has deposed a Middle East regime and empowered a transitional regime 
that is committed to human rights and free elections. Lest we swoon too 
quickly, however, it is worth remembering that there are other ways to 
look at this.

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    Foundations of an ecosocialist strategy <http://links.org.au/node/2475>

September 1, 2011 -/- /The following article by a leading European 
ecosocialist, *Daniel Tanuro*, was written especially for the latest 
issue of the Montréal-based journal /Nouveaux Cahiers du Socialisme/ 
(/NCS/), which features a number of articles on the ecological crisis 
(not yet on-line). Tanuro is the author of an important book-length 
Marxist critique of "Green capitalism", /L'impossible capitalisme vert/, 
soon to be published in English. Other articles by Daniel Tanuro, in 
both French and English, may be found at /Europe solidaire sans 
frontières/.

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    The US-Saudi counter-revolution against the 'Arab spring'
    <http://links.org.au/node/2470>

By *Samer Araabi *

August 23, 2011 -- Saudi Arabia has actively worked to encourage the 
forces of counter-revolution throughout the region. From Morocco to 
Bahrain, Saudi finance, support and intelligence has sought to prevent 
political turmoil, reinforce existing dynasties and crush nascent 
democratic movements before they could reach critical mass. This 
reactionary tide has been supported by some ideologues in Washington, 
which worries that Arab democratisation would be detrimental to US 
policy objectives.

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    As COP17 approaches: Dirty Durban's manual for climate greenwashing
    <http://links.org.au/node/2469>

By *Patrick Bond*
August 29, 2011 -- Will the host city for the November-December world 
climate summit, COP17, clean up its act? The August 23 launch of a major 
Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) report, /Towards a Low Carbon 
City: Focus on Durban/ --offers an early chance to test whether new 
municipal leaders are climate greenwashers, attempting to disguise 
high-carbon economic policies with pleasing rhetoric, as did their 
predecessors.

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    Did Wikileaks reveal a US blueprint for Libya?
    <http://links.org.au/node/2468>

By *Ali Abunimah*

August 26, 2011 -- The US administrations of presidents George W. Bush 
and Barack Obama were set on developing deep "military to military" ties 
with the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi, classified US diplomatic 
cables released by Wikileaks on August 24 reveal. The United States was 
keen to integrate Libya as much as possible into "AFRICOM", the US 
military command for Africa which seeks to establish bases and station 
military forces permanently on the continent.
"We never would have guessed ten years ago that we would be sitting in 
Tripoli, being welcomed by a son of Muammar al-Qadhafi", US Senator 
Joseph Lieberman said during an August 2009 meeting, which also included 
senators John McCain and Susan Collins.

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