Samstag, 28. April 2018

(1) Green Party of Germany – From Beacon of Hope to a Bog-standard Party (2) Varieties of Eco-Socialism


18.04.2018

Dear friends,

today I want to inform you about two posts on my blogsite

www.eco-socialist.blogspot.de

(1)
Of late, eco-activists all over the world have been wondering whether attempts should be made in more countries, particularly in the developing world, e.g. in India, to form green parties. No serious discussion has taken place yet. However, just a few weeks ago, the editor of a web journal requested me to write a contribution to the discussion on the basis of my study of and experience in the Green Party of Germany. The text posted today is the result of my trying to fulfil that request. It is entitled

The Green Party of Germany – From Beacon of Hope to a Bog-standard Party

(2) An Australian scholar, Jonathan Rutherford, has drawn the attention of politically interested people to the fact that there are varieties of eco-socialism. I am posting the link to this essay on my blogsite because it compares my variety with that of John Bellamy Foster. The essay is entitled

Varieties of Eco-Socialism: Comparing the Thought of John Bellamy Foster with Saral Sarkar’s

I hope you would find both interesting and would be glad if you forward them to interested people.

With best wishes

Saral Sarkar


Mittwoch, 7. Februar 2018

The Two Drivers of Ecological Collapse and the Two Tasks


28.01.2018
Dear friends,

After I had posted my essay

For Saving the Earth We Need to Tell the Whole Truth – an eco-socialist's response to Richard Smith

in my own blogsite
www.eco-socialist.blogspot.com

and also published it in an online journal (for link, see the previous post below), a lively and critical debate/discussion ensued in a different online discussion forum. Here is the link:

https://scncc.net/threads/climate-crisis-and-managed-deindustrialization-debating-alternatives-to-ecological-collapse.223/

    I contributed two more texts to the discussion/debate – both meant as response to some of the criticisms as well as clarification of my positions. I am now also posting them on my own blogsite, for which I have revised them slightly.
    I hope you would read them and, if you find them interesting, would request you to distribute them among your politically interested friends.

With best wishes

Saral Sarkar