I’ve been reading this article: [[Digital Ecosocialism: Breaking the power of Big Tech]]

Presents ‘#DigitalTechDeal’ with values of anti-imperialism, sustainability, social justice, worker empowerment, democratic control, class abolition. 10 principles: ditch IP, socialise and decentralise all the things (infrastructure, platforms, data), etc

Stronger on the socialist than the eco? More depth on the nod to staying within planetary boundaries would be nice.

Thoughts?

https://longreads.tni.org/digital-ecosocialism

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  1. @neil from Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism:> Climate change and the threat of resource-depletion are not being repressed so much as incorporated into advertising and marketing. What this treatment of environmental catastrophe illustrates is the fantasy structure on which capitalist realism depends: a presupposition that resources are infinite, that the earth itself is merely a husk which capital can at a certain point slough off like a used skin, and that any problem can be solved by the market (In the end, Wall-E presents a version of this fantasy – the idea that the infinite expansion of capital is possible, that capital can proliferate without labor – on the off world ship, Axiom, all labor is performed by robots; that the burning up of Earth’s resources is only a temporary glitch, and that, after a suitable period of recovery, capital can terra form the planet and recolonize it).1/n

  2. @neil > Yet environmental catastrophe features in late capitalist culture only as a kind of simulacra, its real implications for capitalism too traumatic to be assimilated into the system. The significance of Green critiques is that they suggest that, far from being the only viable political-economic system, capitalism is in fact primed todestroy the entire human environment. The relationship between capitalism and eco-disaster is neither coincidental nor accidental: capital’s ‘need of a constantly expanding market’, its ‘growth fetish’, mean that capitalism is by its very nature opposed to any notion of sustainability.2/n

  3. @neil That covers the negative of capitalism being a driving force for ecological disaster.On the other handWhy would common ownership / stewardship of productive forces produce the same result? It should not unless you presuppose people would choose ecological disaster.( With recent protests / movement showing some resistance; though still not as strong as the 1990s / early 2000s “eco-terrorism” / sabotage: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Eco-terrorism )

    Wikiwand – Eco-terrorism

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