Imperiled Life: Revolution against Climate Catastrophe (Anarchist Interventions)

Imperiled Life: Revolution against Climate Catastrophe (Anarchist Interventions)

Javier Sethness-Castro

Language: English

Pages: 154

ISBN: 2:00259595

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Imperiled Life theorizes an exit from the potentially terminal consequences of capital-induced climate change. It is a collection of reflections on the phenomenon of catastrophe—climatological, political, social—as well as on the possibilities of overcoming disaster. Javier Sethness-Castro presents the grim news from contemporary climatologists while providing a reconstructive vision inspired by anarchist intellectual traditions and promoting critical thought as a means of changing our historical trajectory.

“In a climate change debate pumped full of duplicity and evasion, Javier Sethness-Castro blasts in air-clearing testament to the calamity facing humanity. Sethness-Castro argues boldly that humanity is the asteroid this time, responsible for one of the great extinctions in earth’s history. Imperiled Life is no halfhearted call to shuffle the lightbulbs on a sinking terrestrial Titanic. It demands we rethink our philosophies, reorganize our societies, and rework our economies if we are to escape a fate of being survived only by valleys of bones and mountains of garbage.” —Arun Gupta, cofounder of the Indypendent and the Occupied Wall Street Journal

“Javier Sethness-Castro here importantly diagnoses the ways in which today’s dominant trends toward fascist authoritarianism, casino capitalism, and cataclysmic militarism ominously intend a planetary future predicated on widespread genocide, ecological collapse, and the enclosure of moral progress. Moreover, Imperiled Life provides hope that social movements around the world are actively struggling to find common insurgent cause together—to democratically occupy the global power structure, work for human, animal, and earth liberation, and create sustainable community alternatives. May this fundamentally change the political climate of our future such that justice, peace, and happiness on Earth are more than just utopian urges or filthy privileges of the super affluent!” —Richard Kahn, author of Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, and Planetary Crisis

“This is an extremely well-researched and well-written book, providing both a history of our awareness of the coming global environmental collapse, and a plausible and even inspiring plan for present and future action. The more people who read it, the better humanity’s chances will be.” —Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Green Mars

Imperiled Life is an angry and urgent dissection of the omnivorous economic system that is mercilessly turning the planet into a death camp.” —Jeffrey St. Clair, coeditor of Counterpunch and author of Born Under a Bad Sky
















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