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COLLAPSIST DEBATE

Discussing the horizon of catastrophic climate change and collapse

Intelectuales internacionales, pensadores de vanguardia y referentes políticos de izquierda debaten ante la posibilidad del colapso

Participan: Michael Lowy, Noam Chomsky, Peter Wadhams, Miguel Fuentes, John Bellamy Foster, Yanis Varoufakis, Antonio Turiel, Jaime Vindel, Manuel Casal Lodeiro, Jorge Altamira, entre otros.

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Collapsing Marxism debating with
the world intelligentsia

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DOCUMENTS

Debates - Polémicas - Entrevistas

 

Participan: Michael Lowy, Noam Chomsky, Miguel Fuentes, John Bellamy Foster, Yanis Varoufakis, Antonio Turiel, Jaime Vindel, Manuel Casal Lodeiro, Peter Wadhams, Jorge Altamira, Lucho Torres, Clive Echagüe, entre otros.

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ÚLTIMOS DEBATES - LATEST DEBATES
(Marxismo y Colapso)

Miguel Fuentes y otros autores Marxista-Colapsistas

2022-2023

Documentos recientes / Latest documents

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ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE, COLLAPSE, DEMOCRACY AND SOCIALISM IN THE CONTEXT OF THE NEW COLD WAR AND THE UKRAINIAN WAR
(Versión Español en link)

Yanis Varoufakis 

2022

A commentary on the debate "Ecological Catastrophe, Collapse, Democracy and Socialism" (N. Chomsky, M. Fuentes and G. McPherson)

2022

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THAT ERA IS OVER!
THIS IS OUR REALITY!
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Versión Español en link)

Max Wilbert 

2022

A commentary on the debate "Ecological Catastrophe, Collapse, Democracy and Socialism" (N. Chomsky, M. Fuentes and G. McPherson)

2022

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BE MODERATE... WE JUST WANT THE LAND!

John Bellamy Foster 

2022

Commentary by John Bellamy Foster on the first part of the discussion "Ecological Catastrophe, Collapse, Democracy and Socialism" (N. Chomsky, M. Fuentes and G. McPherson)

2022

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BE MODERATE... WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH!

John Bellamy Foster 

2022

John Bellamy Foster comment on the first part of the debate "Ecological Catastrophe, Collapse, Democracy and Socialism" (N. Chomsky, M. Fuentes and G. McPherson)

2022

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ECOLOGICAL CRISIS AND CATASTROPHE: A CHOMSKY-SOURCE - DEBATE
(RUSSIAN VERSION)

Дебаты Ноам Хомский против "Марксизм и Коллллапс""

2021-2022

Дебаты Ноам Хомский против "Марксизм и Коллллапс""

(Russian - Ukrainian)

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ECOLOGICAL CRISIS AND CATASTROPHE: A DISCUSSION BETWEEN NOAM CHOMSKY AND MIGUEL FUENTES - DEBATE

Noam Chomsky, Miguel Fuentes and Guy McPherson

2021-2023

Ecological Crisis and Catastrophe:

A discussion between Noam Chomsky, Miguel Fuentes and Guy McPherson (English)

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ECOLOGICAL CRISIS AND CATASTROPHE: A DISCUSSION BETWEEN NOAM CHOMSKY AND MIGUEL FUENTES - DEBATE

Noam Chomsky, Miguel Fuentes and Guy McPherson

2021-2023

Ecological Crisis and Catastrophe:

A discussion between Noam Chomsky, Miguel Fuentes and Guy McPherson (English)

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ECOSOCIALISM VERSUS COLLAPSIST MARXISM (1) - DEBATE

Michel Lowy, Miguel Fuentes and Antonio Turiel
2018-2020

Ecosocialism versus Collapsist Marxism (Sections I, II, III and IV). Debate: Michael Lowy, Miguel Fuentes, Antonio Turiel,

Jaime Vindel, Jorge Altamira, Paul Walder

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THE THEORETICAL-STRATEGIC SENILITY OF TROTSKYISM - POLEMIC

2020

The theoretical-strategic senility of Trotskyism and the Marxist-industrialist tradition. The case of Emilio Albamonte (1). Polemic: Miguel Fuentes argues against some of the traditional ideas of Trotskyism for the present crystallised in the positions of Emilio Albamonte, main leader of the Argentine PTS and the Trotskyist-Fourth International Faction.

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THE HORIZON OF AN IMMINENT CIVILISATIONAL COLLAPSE - INTERVIEW

Interview with Miguel Fuentes (Paul Walder)
2019

The Horizon of an Imminent Civilisational Collapse. Interviewee: Miguel Fuentes, leading exponent of Marxist Collapse.

Casal Lodeiro

THE LEFT IN THE FACE OF COLLAPSE - INTERVIEW

Interview with Manuel Casal Lodeiro (Miguel Fuentes)
2017

The Left in the face of the Collapse of Industrial Society. Interviewee: Manuel Casal Lodeiro, a leading collapsist in Spain and Europe.

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THE PERIL OF AN ECO-SUICIDE AS A CENTRAL PROBLEM OF THE WORLD - INTERVISTA

Interview with Michael Lowy (Miguel Fuentes)
2017

The peril of a global eco-suicide as a central and strategic problem of the Secretariat. Michael Lowy, world leader in Marxism and ecosocialism.

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ECOSOCIALISM, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CRISIS OF CIVILISATION - INTERVIEW

Interview with Michael Lowy (Miguel Fuentes)
2017

Ecosocialism, Climate Change and Civilisational Crisis The danger of planetary eco-suicide as a central strategic problem for the Left. Interviewee: Michael Lowy, world reference of Marxism and Ecosocialism.

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THE ARCTIC IN PERIL. CAN MODERN CIVILISATION COLLAPSE? - INTERVIEW

Interview with Peter Wadhams (Miguel Fuentes)
2015-2017

The Arctic in Peril. Can Modern Civilisation Collapse? Global Warming and Climate Crisis. Interviewee: Peter Wadhams, Cambridge academic and world expert in Arctic studies.

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THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS AS A CRISIS OF MARXISM - INTERVIEW

Interview with Lucho Torres (Miguel Fuentes)
2017

The Ecological Crisis as a Crisis of Marxism. Interviewee: Lucho Torres, Argentine collapsist thinker.

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GENDER, MIGRATION ISSUES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND COLLAPSE - INTERVIEW

Interview with Clive Echague (Miguel Fuentes and Lucho Torres)
2017

Gender, Migration, Climate Change and Collapse. Towards a fundamental strategic discussion in the anti-capitalist camp. Interviewee: Clive Echagüe, Chilean intellectual.

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HIGHLIGHTED SECTION DOCUMENT

Highlighted materials, current discussions, new developments

Ecosocialism versus Collapsist Marxism (Sections I, II, III and IV).

The following is a discussion material on the relationship between the contemporary ecological-energy crisis, the possible prospect of a near civilisational collapse and the recent controversy that has erupted between ecosocialist positions and the new theoretical-ideological positions of the so-called "Collapsist Marxism". A contextualisation of some aspects of the collapsist critique of Ecosocialism is offered here, and a conversation with the intellectual Michael Lowy is reproduced in the second part of this material, in which he replies to this critique.


Some elements of the Marxist collapse critique of Ecosocialism


For some months now, various ecosocialist organisations in Chile, Argentina and other Latin American countries have been the target of a powerful ideological attack campaign on social networks by a new communications referent that operates under the name of "Marxism and Collapse". One of the central objectives of this referent has been to polemicise with some of the central figures and positions of Ecosocialism, for example those represented by the Marxist intellectual Michael Lowy. One of the central positions of this group has been to repeatedly deny several of the central precepts of traditional Marxist programmes and ecosocialist strategy; that is, for example, the idea that a revolutionary change in the social relations of production and the establishment of a new productive regime oriented towards the satisfaction of social needs would be capable of both "halting" (or "reversing") the effects of the current ecological-energy crisis, as well as "avoiding" a phenomenon of near civilisational collapse.


On the contrary, "Marxism and Collapse" would defend the need for a new theoretical and strategic framework within the world left in order to account for the phenomenon of civilisational collapse and human extinction which, as a product of the combination of the destructive effects of the current ecological-energy crisis and the traditional contradictions of the decadent capitalist system, would be impossible to stop. According to this approach, this would place the socialist forces as a whole before a scenario unprecedented in modern revolutionary history which would be characterised, among other things, by the "practical irruption" (unlike in past centuries) of the "horizon of barbarism" theoretically anticipated by a series of Marxist thinkers such as Rosa Luxemburg or Walter Benjamin. (Continue reading in the link below).

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Foster-Agnus, 2017

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John Bellamy Foster, 2017

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SOCIALISM AND ECOLOGICAL SURVIVAL.
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(JOURNAL)

Foster-Clark, 2022

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THE GEOLOGY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE. RESEARCH, GENEALOGY AND CONTROVERSY.
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