Friday, 12 February 2021

A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time -

 tom killick via lists.riseup.net

1:33 PM (2 hours ago)
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We Own It have now circulated link to BMJ article below.
A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time - The BMJ
The government’s draft white paper for reform of the NHS in England, which was leaked on 5 February 2021, is a remarkable document—as much for what it does not say, as for what it proposes..

A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time - The BMJ

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Book Launch – “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology” by John Bellamy Foster

 

Book Launch – “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology” by John Bellamy Foster

Organised by the Socialist History Society

Sunday 14th February 2021
6pm GMT [10am Oregon time]
Zoom Meeting – Free, but you will need to register here: http://bit.ly/3643Lx9

Speaker: John Bellamy Foster

Twenty years ago, John Bellamy Foster’s Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature introduced a new understanding of Karl Marx’s revolutionary ecological materialism. More than simply a study of Marx, it commenced an intellectual and social history, encompassing thinkers from Epicurus to Darwin, who developed materialist and ecological ideas. Now, with The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology, Foster continues this narrative. In so doing, he uncovers a long history of efforts to unite issues of social justice and environmental sustainability that will help us comprehend and counter today’s unprecedented planetary emergencies.

The Return of Nature begins with the deaths of Darwin (1882) and Marx (1883) and moves on until the rise of the ecological age in the 1960s and 1970s. Foster explores how socialist analysts and materialist scientists of various stamps, first in Britain, then the United States, from William Morris and Frederick Engels to Joseph Needham, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Jay Gould, sought to develop a dialectical naturalism, rooted in a critique of capitalism. In the process, he delivers a far-reaching and fascinating reinterpretation of the radical and socialist origins of ecology. Ultimately, what this book asks for is nothing short of revolution: a long, ecological revolution, aimed at making peace with the planet while meeting collective human need.

Register here: http://bit.ly/3643Lx9