Does Eco-Socialism Actually Work?


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In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I answer the question does Evo Morales’ eco-socialism work? Specifically, I look at the environmental and socialist actions of Evo Morales when he was president from when he took office in 2006 to the 2019 Bolivian coup that ousted Evo Morales from the presidency. Evo Morales was and still is an environmental champion in some respects, and his socialist agenda and indigenous socialism worked to bring the good life to many Bolivians. Still, Evo Morales participated in an environmentally destructive, capitalist, extractivist global economy. As a result, Bolivia and Evo Morales socialism still caused extraction and environmental harm. At the end of the day though, Evo Morales’ eco-socialism and socialist agendas were not the panaceas to climate change.

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Timestamps:
Intro – 0:00
What Evo Morales Accomplished – 1:24
The Backlash Against Evo Morales – 4:45
Escaping A Colonial Capitalist History – 7:24
Towards an Eco-Socialist Agenda – 8:57
Support OCC On Patreon – 10:59
Outro – 11:35

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About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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4 Responses to Does Eco-Socialism Actually Work?

  1. Eco-Socialism works but depends on the leader. Thank you 😊

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  2. Faro Laz says:

    Reblogged this on FarolCo.

    Liked by 1 person

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