Ted Franklin

Ted Franklin is a member of System Change Not Climate Change, Democratic Socialists of America, and the National Writers Union.

Carbon Bomb

Putin’s Carbon Bomb

At a time when the entire world needs to focus on radical climate policy changes, Putin has thrust us into a war that might be as existentially dire as the climate crisis.

March 9, 2022


Three Ecosocialists Reflect on the November Election

Personally, I’ve never bought the leftist “principled” rejection of “lesser evilism.” Why would we want the greater evil?

September 25, 2020


One, Two, … Many Green New Deals: An Ecosocialist Roundtable

Let us make of this precious opportunity the catalyst for a convergence of social movements, community initiatives, and new political vehicles in a mighty blow for the world we want, the world we deserve, and the world we will make!

February 26, 2019

Sunrise Movement

Green New Deal — An Ecosocialist Study Guide

I prepared this study guide for the Ecosocialist Reading Group of East Bay Democratic Socialists of America. These are some of the key readings for anyone who wants to understand the ecoleft’s take on the Green New Deal.

February 11, 2019

Sunrise Movement

The Green New Deal Goes Viral: What’s Next Is Up to Us

Those of us who are hoping the Green New Deal will lead to profound social change can learn from the class struggle that swirled around the 1930s New Deal.

January 4, 2019

Carbon pricing protest

Ecosocialism’s Greatest Challenge: The Color-Line and the Twenty-First Century Ecoleft

The Solidarity to Solutions Week of Actions that took place in San Francisco this past week exemplified these gains for the climate movement. They were not “feel good” exercises.

September 20, 2018