Broadcast Archive

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – Connie Crothers on Music, Improvisation and Revolution
Connie Crothers. Credit: Scott Friedlander © 2013 & 2014 August 14, 2015

Daro Behroozi and Joel Kovel interview the great pianist and theoretician Connie Crothers, who shares her connections between music, energy, consciousness, and struggles against capitalism and for a better world. The question at hand, among many others: does changes in music precede changes in consciousness, and from there, changes in social relations (revolution)? Tune in to find out. From her website: CONNIE CROTHERS, pianist, has lived her musical life as performer, recording artist and teacher releasing the feeling — her…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq
"Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq" August 14, 2015

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour returns with Daro Behroozi as host, interviewing writer and activist Ali Issa whose recent book “Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq” compiles interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders. “Against All Odds” presents the unique voices of progressive Iraqis organizing on the ground. Dating back to 2003, with an emphasis on the 2011 upsurge in mobilization and hope as well as the subsequent embattled years, these voices…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – “Fire on the Mountain”
Terry Bisson, author of ‘Fire on the Mountain’. Credit: Rudy’s Blog/RudyRucker April 6, 2015

Join Ecosocialist Horizons Hour for a special interview with Terry Bisson, American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his short stories. Several of his works, including ‘Bears Discover Fire’, have won top awards in the science fiction community, such as the Hugo and the Nebula. We will be discussing his revolutionary classic, ‘Fire on The Mountain’. ‘Fire on the Mountain’, published in 1988, is an alternate history describing the world as it would have been had John Brown…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – The Rise of China
China’s dramatic rise as a global economic power is one of the most important developments at the current world-historical conjuncture, says author and former political prisoner Minqi Li. Credit: Tauno Tõhk/陶诺/CC-BY-2.0 April 6, 2015

Join the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour(EHH) team as we discuss the breakdown of capitalism, the resurgence of the Chinese working class, and the fight for a livable planet, with one of the world’s leading scholars and activists on the subject: Minqi Li, a one time political prisoner of the People’s Republic of China, and author of several books including ‘The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy‘ A fascinating and crucial conversation awaits you here on the Ecosocialist…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour — Food Unchained!
A youth participant in the MOSAIC Garden Convergence. Credit: GeAnita Smith/EH August 5, 2014

August 4, 2014 Welcome to another special edition of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH), exploring the importance of food in the liberation of this planet and all its people. Join us for a global conversation on the strategies of an empire hell-bent on colonizing nature’s genomes and poisoning our life force, from Pakistan to Pittsburgh. Today’s guests include: Jaffer Abid, from Pakistan via Columbia University, a scholar on social anthropology; Akilah Stewart, of the NYC-based movement ‘Food Unchained!’ and a…

We Thought It Was Development, But It Was Ecocide
Niger Delta. Credit: Sosialistisk Ungdom (SU)/CC-BY-ND-2.0 June 27, 2014

Join us on the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) for this special exclusive with Nigerian activist-poet Nnimmo Bassey on the bloody politics of oil extraction. In this uncompromising analysis of the Niger Delta, where the life expectancy rate is a miserable 42 years, architect, writer and environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey shares his thoughts on a massive oil extraction project that is doing nothing for the local population but poisoning and polluting the soil on which they live, the water they drink and…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour — From the Belly of the Genetically Modified Beast
Caption: New applications of technologies on genetic modification routinely use corn as the vegetal “lab rat”. Credit: Chris Bartnik/CC-BY-ND-2.0 May 16, 2014

This week’s episode of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour examines the global struggle against GMOs. Joining us via Skype from New Zealand is activist-scholar Andrea Brower, co-director of the non-profit organization Malama Kauai in her native Hawaii. http:// A PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland, Brower has been active for years in the movements for food sovereignty and global food justice. Today she unpacks the history of agriculture in Hawaii, now the epicenter of the…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour — The Wisdom to Survive
Caption: Scientists say the next two decades could see the extinction of five of the world’s remaining 10 million species. Credit: Evil Twin21401/CC-BY-2.0 May 16, 2014

On the latest episode of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) we are joined by award-winning filmmaker Anne Macksoud for a discussion of her latest film, “The Widsom to Survive : Climate Change, Capitalism & Community.”

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour — MOSAIC and Matriarchy
Credit: Gabriel Kamener, Sown Together/CC-BY-2.0 March 8, 2014

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) is pleased to release this special episode focusing on a revolutionary initiative underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania led by two powerful ecosocialist / matriarchal activists: Ayanna R’Auf and Dana Harris Yates. These two womyn, and many others, are developing the MOSAIC Garden Project, which is scheduled to launch in Pittsburgh from April 25-27, 2014, as part of Arbor day. MOSAIC stands for the Movement of Oppressed Sectors Acting in Concert,…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – Sowing Seeds with China’s Ecosocialists
China is enduring extreme desertification. Credit: Gabriel Jorby/CC-BY-ND-2.0 March 5, 2014

Today’s episode of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) focuses on one of the biggest players in the global economy and world history, The People’s Republic of China. While commentators are divided on China’s economic, social, political and humanitarian policies, one aspect of this mammoth nation’s development cannot be denied: the rate of ecological destruction that has accompanied its rapid growth. Desertification costs China at least 50 billion dollars a year; environmental refugees are thought to number in the millions; pollution…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – South Africa, Soul of Planet Earth
Dr. Salim Washington, a distinguished specialist on African-American music and accomplished tenor saxophonist. Credit: jazzexpressions.org January 6, 2014

South Africa and the Soul of Planet Earth EHH hosts Salim Washington! Today’s episode of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour features a special extended discussion on South African politics and music as a revolutionary current for our times. As Nelson Mandela continues to be praised by the forces of the Right and Left across the globe, EHH asks today: what is the true legacy of South Africa for building a revolutionary ecosocialist movement, what is the state of apartheid’s dismantlement, and…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour — Indigeneity as a Revolutionary Movement
Credit: Dottie Day/CC-BY-2.0 November 27, 2013

NEW YORK, November 27, 2013 — EHH hosts Carles Vidale! Today’s episode of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) features a special extended discussion on indigineity as a worldview and revolutionary current for our times. As potential and actually existing threats to life on planet Earth accelerate, including mass species extinction, nuclear fallout in the Pacific Ocean, and catastrophic superstorms that scour the globe, we would do well to remind ourselves that a vast majority (86%) of the world’s remaining pristine…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – Game Over for Planet Earth
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NEW YORK, November 4, 2013– EHH Meets Roger Rashi of Quebec Solidaire. This special feature on the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) outlines ecosocialist theory and practice in the context of the single most threatening industrial project to the planetary ecology today: the Keystone XL Pipeline, now 95% complete, which would carry dirty bitumen fuel from Alberta, Canada down to refineries in Texas for domestic and international consumption. The carbon intensive fuel extraction and immense fuel reserves compelled NASA’s James Hansen…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour – Leave the Oil in the Soil!
Ivonne Yanez of Acción Ecológica, Ecuador. November 26, 2013

NEW YORK, November 24, 2013 This week the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour (EHH) teams up with renowned Ecuadorian activist Ivonne Yanez of Acción Ecológica, to explore a struggle for nothing less than human survival and a new world: the battle to the save the Yasuni in the Amazon from oil extraction and exploitation. Ivonne Yanez is one of the leading activists in this battle, working with Acción Ecológica, who are organizing a popular referendum to defeat President Correa’s plan to drill…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour–November 4, 2013
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EHH Meets Randy Credico, NYC Mayoral Candidate! Today we spotlight the insurgent humor of the famed activist-comedian Randy Credico, the former director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice and longtime agitator against New York state’s racially-coded Rockefeller drug laws. Credico is currently running for the office of Mayor in New York City. Also joining the show will be Daniel Morrissey, an anti-fracking activist and co-founder of NY against Fracking based in Troy, NY. Ecosocialist Horizons Hour is…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: June 12, 2013
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On this week’s show we are joined by special guest John Clark, a professor and visionary from New Orleans, and an associate of Ecosocialist Horizons. Author of the recently published book “The Impossible Community,” he takes us on a journey from the abyss to the mountaintop: From today’s converging social, ecological and spiritual crises, to the possibilities for transformation emanating from intentional communities across the world. John will help us navigate a personal and political course toward a world-wide horizon…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: June 5, 2013
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This week on the hour of the horizon we are treated to a rare appearance of our special guest Fred Ho. Fred Ho is an author, composer, performer, baritone saxophone player, visionary, strategist, cancer warrior and founder of Scientific Soul Sessions. In this rare interview conducted by Quincy Saul, Ben Barson and Joel Kovel, Fred Ho will share his eco-centric concept of musical expression and production, a report from the front lines of his war with cancer, capitalism and “the…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 29, 2013
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This week, on the 100th anniversary of the premiere performance of “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky, which provoked a riot in Paris in 1913, we bring you a report of the the global uprising, from millions against Monsanto, to the “Arab Spring”. We interview special guest Omar Dahi, a Syrian economist and political analyst, and currently a professor at Hampshire College. We discuss the current social, economic and ecological state of affairs in Syria and the region as…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 22, 2013
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This is a special show in commemoration of the 99th year of the resonance of Sun Ra on Planet Earth, and here we take up his “mission impossible” to save the planet. We are proud in this context to present part two of an extended conversation with one of the leading poets and writers of our time, Peter Lamborn Wilson. In part two, we will look into the question posed during last week’s show: what would science look like if…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 15, 2013
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In this show, we are joined by one of the leading poets and writers of our time, Peter Lamborn Wilson. We discuss the convergence of his work with the perspective of Ecosocialist Horizons, with particular attention paid to the poetic love for nature, and the pattern of hidden histories of resistance to capitalism, from Merry Mount to the Maroons. We will also discuss one of his recent releases, 2011′s “Ec(o)logues.” Listen to internet radio with Ecosocialist Horizons on BlogTalkRadio

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 8th, 2013
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This week, we welcome back our comrade Quincy Saul from the road. Mr. Saul was on a national book tour, promoting the revolutionary ideas found in the newly released collected writings of political prisoner and Black Liberation activist Russell “Maroon” Shoatz. Despite Maroon’s 22 consecutive years in solitary confinement, his heroic fortitude has produced a brilliant theorist, organizer and educator for building a revolutionary strategy for the 21st century, rooted in an eco-centric, matriarchal paradigm. Maroon’s book of essays is…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: May 1st, 2013
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Happy May Day! Welcome to part two of our discussion with David Schwartzman about the future of “Solar Communism.” To commemorate this revolutionary day, David will review the critique of the existing energy system and extend this into an analysis of the views of others who share our dire concerns but who have decidedly different approaches; Derrick Jensen, Richard Heinberg, and the Degrowth Movement. Then we turn to a more detailed discussion of the ecosocialist transition to Solar Communism and…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: April 24th, 2013
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This evening Joel Kovel and Ben Barson will take up a problem of the greatest urgency: how to break the back of the fossil fuel industry through the development of renewable alternatives, chiefly by utilization of the endless energy from the Sun. This is part one of a two part series with Ecosocialist Horizons associate David Schwartzman. Calling in live from Washington, DC, David Schwartzman is an eminent geochemist, recently retired from Howard University, and in our view one of…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: April 17th, 2013
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This week’s program continues the discussion of ecosocialism as spiritual practice with an emphasis on cultures of resistance. We will look at cultural production and artistry as spaces in which spiritualities are produced that challenge the triple-headed evil of racism, militarism, and materialism. We will analyze the cultural resources through which ecosocialist ethics can ground itself, with an emphasis on the musical world of jazz and hip-hop, and the dissident theatre of Bread and Puppet. We are joined over the…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: April 10th, 2013
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This week, we have a special presentation by Joel Kovel on the theme “Ecosocialism as a Spiritual Practice.” Joel argues that as ecosocialism is obliged to be a revolutionary doctrine, so must it entail a revolution in consciousness. The present crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever known. To overcome it we must transform ourselves and, in other words, undertake a profound spiritual development.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: April 3rd, 2013
KentLebsock April 3, 2013

Kent Lebsock ~ This week’s program highlights the toll wreaked upon our global ecological health by the Canadian Tar Sands and the pipelines that transport their oil. From spills in the Midwest to forest destruction in northern Canada, this latest method of fuel extraction has been called “game over” for planet Earth by climatologists. Fortunately, there is massive resistance to the ecocide, with strong leadership by the indigenous communities of Turtle Island. We will be discussing these issues with special…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: March 27th, 2013
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This program includes a report from our recent convergence in Troy New York, and for a look backwards and forwards at the revolutionary vision of William Blake: Listen to internet radio with Ecosocialist Horizons on Blog Talk Radio

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: March 20th, 2013
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This week we will be hosting our comrade Abraham Mwaura, who has flown in from Chicago to join us on the show and to help organize our upcoming ecosocialist convergence this weekend in Troy, New York. Abe has worked as an organizer in movements for social and environmental justice for decades. His work has taken him from the front lines of the struggle against mountaintop removal in Appalachia to the heart of the nation’s logistics industry in Chicago, Illinois. Most…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: March 13th, 2013
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This evening our program is different. Instead of a distinguished guest from the frontlines of struggle, we will be interviewing ourselves! And the aim is to draw forth the common denominator of our search for a better society, ecosocialism itself: giving power to the voices from below and building the new world waiting to be born.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: March 6th, 2013
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Molefi Ndlovu ~ We are fortunate in having as an in-studio guest, Molefi Ndlovu, coming all the way from Durban, RSA, for a discussion of “New Voices of Africa.” Born in Johannesburg and educated at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Molefi is currently a Community Scholar at UKZN’s Centre for Civil Society, where he engages in Advocacy for Community Media especially around issues of social justice and oral history. Molefi shows us that ecosocialism is truly global in scope, giving…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: February 27th, 2013
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Nellie Bailey ~ The “Horizon” for the day is the impact of the capitalist system on black urban communities and the resistance to it. Our special guest in the studio will be Nellie Bailey, legendary community activist and the founder of Occupy Harlem. Nellie is also the host-producer of Inside Housing Communities on WHCR FM 90.3, and the co-producer, with Glen Ford, of Black Agenda Radio.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: Feb. 20th, 2013
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Michael Dorsey ~ This week’s program focuses on climate change: we will investigate and analyze the latest climate science and the political economy of our brave new era of ecological chaos. This chaos threatens to fundamentally destroy human civilization, and yet the governments of the world seem determined to stay the course of planetary suicide. Why? To answer this question, we will be joined this week by Wesleyan professor and cosmopolitan agitator, Michael Dorsey. Dorsey has been on the front…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: February 13th, 2013
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Episode Zero: Where it all began! This is the first episode of the Ecosocialist Horizons Hour, with Joel Kovel, Quincy Saul and Iyanna Jones: Join us to discuss ecosocialism as a worldview and as a movement, dawning on horizons all over the world. Featuring the original poetry of Joel and the music of Cal Massey, with excerpts from his magnum opus, “The Black Liberation Movement Suite.”

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: February 6th, 2013
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John Halle ~ This week our guest in the studio is John Halle, composer, music theoretician at the Bard College Conservatory, and former Alderman of New Haven for the Green Party. It is the first of our programs to consider music as the “horizon” of ecosocialist inquiry: music, more than any other art form capable of releasing the deepest and most revolutionary impulses, yet remaining largely trapped within the cage of capitalist alienation. We are honored to play the premiere…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: January 30th, 2013
Colia Clark January 30, 2013

Colia Clark ~ The Ecosocialist Horizons Hour is pleased to host Colia Clark in the Black Waxx Studio in Jersey City. Having recently campaigned for the Green Party in the race for US Senate from New York, Colia is returning to champion a cause of profound importance, that of the people of Haiti, long-neglected and oppressed by the ruling system. As she has been doing for the past twenty years, Colia is championing the cause of this great nation, seeing…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: January 23rd, 2013
Ray Tricomo January 23, 2013

Ray Tricomo ~ This week’s program focuses on indigenous visions for revolution and restoration, from struggles for land and sovereignty, to end empire and capitalism, to the global movement to reconnect with Mother Earth and the ancient traditions of living in harmony with nature which are found on every continent. In particular we will look into the Idle No More movement which has been sweeping Canada and finding allies and resonance all over the world. We will be joined in…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: January 16th, 2013
SeanSweeney January 16, 2013

Sean Sweeney ~ This week’s program highlights the role of the labor movement in the global economic and ecological crisis. If unions were once synonymous with change, struggle and the greater good, today they are more associated with conservatism, survival and the status quo. How did this happen, how can this be reversed, and what will unions do in the face of catastrophic climate change, and the global imperative to retool the entire global economic system? We will be joined…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: January 9th, 2013
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Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo ~ This week’s program highlights the toll that the Global South pays for the resource addicted-economies of the overdeveloped world. Forty percent of Swalizand faces acute food shortages while its government exports biofuels made from one of its staple crops, cassava. Coltan, fundamental component of laptops and cellular phones, has driven years of war in the Congo and massive civilian casualties. What will it take to end resource Imperialism and usher in an age of ecologically just…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour, Jaunary 2nd, 2013
MarkDunlea January 2, 2013

Mark Dunlea ~ Today is part 2 of a feature on Sandy’s aftermath for New Yorkers. Last week we diagnosed that the hurricane relief of established institutions revealed the system’s bankruptcy. This week we will focus on radical new initiatives for storm recovery that puts people and the environment first. We will be joined in the studio by Mark Dunlea, a veteran green activist and Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network, as well by our correspondents in the field.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: December 26th, 2012
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Joel Kupferman ~ In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers’ health and safety remain dramatically impacted. This week’s program will examine the relations between the state, capital, and environmental crisis in storm-struck communicates. How did FEMA’s absence affect those in the Rockaways, whose residents are now threatened by airborne Asbestos molecules? How have residents near the Gowanus canal, “one of the nation’s most extensively contaminated water bodies,” coped with the canal’s flooding during the storm? We will be joined…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: December 19th, 2012
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Diane Wilson~ Today we talk with activist Diane Wilson about the Keystone XL pipeline and her hunger strike in opposition to it.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: December 12th, 2012
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Professor Anthony Monteiro ~ Prof. Anthony Monteiro is a Distinguished Lecturer in African-American Studies and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Temple University

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: December 5th, 2013
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Michael Ratner ~ Today we examine law and human rights on an international scale in a conversation with Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Michael has an unparalleled experience in this field. He is presently an attorney for Julian Assange, Director of Wikileaks, who is residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has sought asylum from extradition to the United States for the alleged release of internal security documents. Michael has also been involved…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: November 28th, 2012
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Paul Cooney Seisdedos ~ Today we look at the the nation of Brazil as a site of Ecosocialist significance and struggle. The Amazon Rainforest–the lungs of the earth–has undergone massive destruction since colonialism and capitalist industrialization. Between May 2000 and August 2006 alone, Brazil’s Amazon lost an area larger than that of the country of Greece. But Indigenous forces across Brazil are rising up and pushing back, challenging the ecocide-as-usual and building a movement to protect mother earth. We are…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: November 21st, 2012
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Riham Barghouti ~ In our lens today is the hell raining on the world’s largest prison: Gaza. One of the most densely populated territory on Earth, Gaza’s 1.7 million inhabitants are perhaps the most terrorized people on the planet. We will be joined by activist Riham Barghouti of Adalah-NY to inform you of the situation the US media mystifies, and how concerned listeners can challenge the ongoing massacre.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: November 14th, 2012
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Today we discuss the still felt psychic impacts of this Presidential election cycle. Is the era of the “white patriarchal cracka” truly over, as Joel asserted last episode? What does the election say for mass consciousness on the eve of global ecological catastrophe?

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: November 7th, 2012
RandyCredico November 7, 2012

Randy Credico ~ With Halloween behind us we address the sinister spectacle that is the Presidential election cycle. As ecosocialists we raise more than an eyebrow when we see climate change mentioned not once during the presidential debates as we approach the point of no return. We question how is democracy possible when the one per cent of the one per cent accounted for 25 per cent of all campaign-related donations? We will be joined in the studio by the…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: October 31st, 2012
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Today we analyze the ongoing humanitarian and ecological crisis in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. While millions struggle to meet basic needs, we step forward to put these ominous events into historical and global context: catastrophic climate change, the capitalist system, and the struggle for a revolutionary ecosocialist future.

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: October 24th, 2012
KenGale October 24, 2012

Ken Gale ~ This week’s discussion focuses on the deadly nexus of free trade agreements and the poisoning of our internal and external ecosystems. How and why does the flooding of international markets with American food products affect biodiversity and global health? Is there credibility to Russia’s recent ban of American genetically modified corn for its carcinogenic properties? Why have almost 250,000 Indian farmers committed suicide recently due to Monsanto-patented, non-reproducing cotton seeds? Who wins, who loses, and what’s at…

Ecosocialist Horizons Hour: October 17th, 2012
SabuKohso October 17, 2012

Sabu Kohso ~ This week’s discussion will focus on the enigma of Nuclear technology, both as energy and weaponry. Why has such world-destroying technology disappeared from national consciousness? Why did President John F. Kennedy speak of the nuclear arms race as a “sword of Damocles” hanging over the human race, poised to destroy us at any moment? What does Western Nuclear hegemony mean for the rest of the world and their freedom dreams? And after Fukishima, why does Obama continue…