Thursday, November 26, 2020

Environment and capitalism: New book released

 Written by: CPA (M-L) on 27 November 2020

The CPA (M-L) has released a new book titled “Fight capitalism’s destructive impact on nature”.

The book is a 120-page compilation of 29 articles relating to contemporary environmental issues taken from our Party’s website from 2017 to 2020.

Although the content of some articles will have dated, what is more important is the analysis of these events and issues from a Marxist-Leninist perspective.

That perspective differs from some environmental writings in clearly foregrounding some of the basic contradictions inherent in environmental issues:
The contradiction between capital and labour
The contradiction between capital and nature
The contradiction between imperialism and the Australian people.
Our perspective also differs in clearly foregrounding the rights of the working class, the environment, and the broader Australian people against capitalism and imperialism.
Our perspective is that the workers can and must exercise leadership in resolving the three contradictions above, that their right to struggle and win is entirely just and bound to succeed.
While it is likely that readers will learn details of some of the struggles covered in this book, we hope that a more substantial learning will be from the approach taken towards the issues covered in the content.  
In this way, environmental activists will be better placed to analyse and form responses to new and unforeseen issues and thus strengthen the connections between the struggle for socialism, for anti-imperialist independence and for a healthy, clean and sustainable living planet.
The book is available in pdf format from the Media and Archives section of our website. 
For residents of Australia, hard copies can be obtained by sending a $10 note with a return postal address to PO Box 196 Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 3065.



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