Towards a
Green Social Democratic
Alternative to

Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden

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1 Policies for a Planetary Emergency 

Theoretical perspective

2 Defining Green Social Democracy

Economic perspective

3  Economic Policy of a Green Social Democracy 

Cultural perspective

4  Towards a Green Social Democratic Culture 

Strategic Perspective

5  Achieving Global Green Social Democracy 

Green social democracy in historical perspective

6  Socialist Alternatives to Capitalism 

Policy perspective

7  For a Just, Sustainable Future! 


This website was launched September 1, 2010 in support of a green social democratic alternative to neoliberal capitalist policy and practice. The primary result is a work by Charles and Karen McFadden of seven chapters, grouped under the title, Towards a Green Social Democratic Alternative to Capitalism available here in e-book, pdf and html formats.

Below under the heading What’s New can be found the most recent materials posted on this website. These include recently posted opinion pieces and book reviews and, occasionally, other materials.

Further below under the heading Featured Work can be found selections and elaborations of ideas that first appear in our main work.

What's New


Charles and Karen McFaddenHumanity on the Brink

Charles and Karen McFaddenMovements of Resistance to Movements for System Change

Charles McFaddenIs Green the Color of Progressive Politics?

Charles McFaddenCarbon Taxes and the Problem with Incrementalism

Charles McFaddenTranslating Green Principles into Education Policy and Practice

Charles and Karen McFaddenRadical Democracy

Charles and Karen McFaddenA Chilling Document from Canada’s Department of Defence

Charles and Karen McFadden The Role of Revolutionaries in the Labor Movement


Karen and Charles McFadden, A Dominant Capitalism or a Sustainable Environment? Why we can't have both.

Charles and Karen McFadden, Can emergent early 21st century neo-fascism be defeated without coming to grips with late 20th century restructuring of capitalism into a global system


William I. Robinson, The Crisis of Global Capitalism and Trump's March to War

William I. RobinsonTrumpism, 21st Century Fascism, and the Dictatorship of the Transnational Capitalist Class

Democracy Now: Chris Hedges endorses Jill Stein, Robert Reich endorses Hilary Clinton


George HewisonWINNIPEG 1919 & THE COLD WAR

George HewisonArt Manuel - "Unsettling Canada"

George Hewison The Canadian NDP and the LEAP Manifesto

Florence Stratton and Ed Lehman: Building a culture of peace in schools and communities

George Hewison, The NDP and LEAP



4.8 Education and cultural change: The role of education in achieving a green social democracy

4.9 Imagination and science: Their roles in the transition to a green social democracy

4.10 The institutions of science and education: Their roles in a green social democracy

4.11 The media and entertainment: Their roles in a green social democracy

7.6 Human development: Education, science and culture in a green social democracy


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