Based off of our Ecosocialism 101 workshop, this reading list is compiled from our Ecosocialism 101 workshops. The authors and works below were covered at varying levels in our Ecosocialism 101 workshops, with some being mentioned in passing and others being addressed in depth and most somewhere in between. These works are by no means an all encompassing list of ecosocialist authors and works, but are drawn from our workshops, which plot a particular path towards a Green Socialist centric vision of ecosocialism, which the Green Party officially adopted in its platform in 2016, though socialists have always been a key segment of the party.

This initial list was drawn from our November 2023 Ecosocialism 101 workshop and is a work in progress. As we find more free text or audiobook resources from the list, we will add them, as well as digging into some past Ecosocialism 101 workshops for supplemental content. For instance, our November 2022 Ecosocialism 101 workshop was focused on all the ideas, movements, authors, and works that were not included in our original Ecosocialism 101 workshops.


Unionism and Socialism


Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution (Free Audiobook)

Elinor Ostrom

Governing the Commons (Audiobook available on Audible, Apple)

Peter Staudenmaier

What is Capitalism?

(with Biehl) Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience 

Eric Larsen

The Operating System: A Modern Theory of the State


The Prison Notebooks

Blair Taylor

Seven Left Myths About Capitalism

From alterglobalization to Occupy Wall Street




Suggested Reading for the Kant-Hegel-Feuerbach Foundation to Marxism: Engels’ Feuebach: The Roots of Socialist Philosophy

Thomas More

Utopia (1515) (Free Audiobook)



A New Vision of Society (Free Audiobook)


The Utopian Vision of Charles Fourier: Selected Texts

Karl Marx

Manifesto of the Communist Party (with Engels) (Free Audiobook)

Capital (Volume 1) (Free Audiobook)


The Class Struggle

The Road To Power


Evolutionary Socialism


The State and Revolution (Free Audiobook)

Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism (Free Audiobook)

Emma Goldman

Anarchism and Other Essays (Free Audiobook)


Reform or Revolution (Free Audiobook)


Worker’s Councils 


The Federative Principle and the Need to Reconstitute The Party of Revolution

What Is Property? (Free Audiobook)


Marxism, Freedom, and the State (? unsure if should recommend)


What Is Communist Anarchism? (Free Audiobook)


Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism (Free Audiobook)


Traditional and Critical Theory 


The Culture Industry (with Horkheimer)


One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society 

CLR James

Every Cook Can Govern (Free Audiobook)

Angela Davis

Women, Race, and Class (Free Audiobook)

Dan Chodorkoff

The Utopian Impulse 

Hal Draper

The Two Souls of Socialism (Free Audiobook)

Wayne Price

Socialism from Above or Below

Howie Hawkins

The Case for an Independent Left Party (Free Audiobook)
What’s Wrong with Capitalism and Why We Need Ecosocialism


The Ecology of Freedom (Free Audiobook)

The Next Revolution (Free Audiobook)

Post-Scarcity Anarchism (Free Audiobook)

Joel Kovel

Why Ecosocialism Today?

Ecosocialism as a Human Phenomenon

Michael Lowy

Ecosocialist Manifesto

Why Ecosocialism: For A Red-Green Future


Marx and Nature


Marx and the Earth


Marx in the Anthropocene

Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe 

Hegemony and Socialist Strategy

Guy Debord

The Society of the Spectacle” (Free Audiobook)

Andreas Malm

How to Blow Up a Pipeline (Free Audiobook)