Eco-socialism, green socialism or socialist ecology is an ideology merging aspects of socialism with that of green politics, ecology and alter-globalization or anti-globalization. Eco-socialists generally believe that the expansion of the capitalist system is the cause of social exclusion, poverty, war and environmental degradation through globalization and imperialism, under the supervision of repressive states and transnational structures. Eco-socialists advocate dismantling capitalism, focusing on common ownership of the means of production by freely associated producers, and restoring the commons. Caroline Lucas, former leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, has described her party's brand of socialism as appealing to both middle-class environmentalists as well as working-class socialists.

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    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Hard to imagine it was a full 30 years ago. The beginning of the end for the Soviet Union and the liberation of many enslaved peoples. I was still a young person then, but understood the significance, and I still remember it vividly today. Here is to freedom and human dignity. And death to...
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