Comments on Half-Earth Socialism

[These are my introductory and concluding remarks for my interview with Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass, authors of Half-Earth Socialism.] intro Hello and welcome to Behind the News. My name is Doug Henwood. Just one segment today, a long interview with the Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass, authors of Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics, published earlier this year by Verso. In August, I had the geographer Matt Huber on the show. He was very critical of degrowth economics as an approach to climate change. Among his… Read More

Fresh audio product: nuclear power and the Russian & Ukrainian ruling classes

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): August 11, 2022 Leigh Phillips on why nuclear power has to be part of any serious decarbonization program • Volodymyr Ishchenko on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as part of a bid to consolidate power, and how the ruling classes of both countries are political capitalists of a sort unknown in the West

Fresh audio product: global reconfiguration and nukes

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): April 7, 2022 Vijay Prashad on the reconfigurations of global power prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine • Charles Komanoff, author of this Nation article, on why it’s a bad idea to shut nuclear power plants