[act-ma] 9/20 Red-Green Revolution: Book Launch Conversation & Party
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Mon Sep 17 08:40:48 PDT 2018
THE POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF ECOSOCIALISM
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7:00 - 9:30 P.M.
9a Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
This event celebrates Victor Wallis’ new book, Red-Green Revolution.
Building on decades of serious theorizing, teaching, and organizing against
the challenges facing humanity living under the weight of an ecocidal and
militarized capitalism, Victor writes in the tradition and style of the
independent socialists of Monthly Review. Channeling George Monbiot’s and
Naomi Klein’s wide lens and sense of urgency, Victor also brings
intellectual rigor and startling clarity to a wide range of immediate
concerns: diversity and coalition building; local and global organizing;
post-capitalist social organization; technological change and social
relations. Chaired by Edward Carson, the event also features a conversation
between Victor and five movement organizers, Kim Barzola, Elan Axelbank,
Mea Johnson, Keely Mullen, and Nino Brown. Download the poster here:
Light refreshments and post-event reception.
Please scroll down to learn more about the speakers
Comments on the book:
Finally, we have the definitive work on ecosocialism... Victor brings his
brilliant editorial skills to writing a highly readable, compelling, and
essential book, a must read for everyone who cares about the fate of the
earth in this era of capitalist implosion with socialism no longer a
possible alternative, but rather a requirement for survival.
—Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author of *An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the
Red-Green Revolution is clearly written and focused, but far from dry: it
is a passionate call to organize and act. Victor Wallis puts the need to
build [a] mass movement to end capitalist ecocide at the top of [the]
ecosocialist agenda, where it surely belongs. His book is essential reading
for everyone who agrees with that goal.
—Ian Angus, editor of Climate & Capitalism
About our featured speaker:
- Victor Wallis is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and
Technology of Ecosocialism (2018). He was for twenty years the managing
editor of Socialism and Democracy. He teaches in the Liberal Arts
department at the Berklee College of Music (in Boston), having previously
taught political science for many years at Indiana University-Purdue
University at Indianapolis. His articles – encompassing an array of
subjects including ecology, political strategies, the US Left, US labor
songs, and Latin American revolutionary film – have appeared in Monthly
Review, Capitalism Nature Socialism, New Political Science, Socialism and
Democracy, Jump Cut, Organization & Environment, International Critical
Thought, and the Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism, plus
book-chapters and online publications in several countries, and have been
translated into thirteen language. His activism, addressing a wide range of
issues, dates from the 1960s.
About our commentators:
- Elan Axelbank is a member of Socialist Alternative and is currently
their Boston and New England Organizer. He experiences include in the
student movement, socialist electoral work, and labor and minimum-wage
- Kimberly Barzola is a Quechua visual artist and organizer with the
Party for Socialism and Liberation. She is passionate about multilingual
justice has a background in student organizing, native language
revitalization projects and currently works as a freelance Spanish
interpreter and librarian assistant in the Greater Boston Area.
- Nino Brown is a Dorchester resident, Boston Public School educator,
and building representative with the Boston Teacher's Union. He is an
anti-war & anti-racist organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, is a
founding member of Mass Action Against Police Brutality, the Jericho
Movement Boston Chapter, and a organizer with the Party for Socialism
and Liberation. Nino focuses on building community power to support
organized Labor, anti-imperialism and the struggle against white supremacy,
and ending the US prison and warfare state. Nino is also journalist and
contributor to Liberation News where he writes about a number of subjects
pertaining to the global class struggle for socialism and liberation.
- Mea Johnson is the Lead Organizer with the Restaurant Opportunities
Center of Boston (ROC Boston), a Restaurant Worker Center that organizes
for better industry standards. Mea is also an Indigenous Cuisine baker and
a worker-owner in Olio Catering Co-op. Mea has been doing grassroots
organizing in the Boston area for 15 years, as well as organizing with the
Native community, both locally and nationally. Mea is a mom, writer and
- Keely Mullen is a member of Socialist Alternative and on the Editorial
Board for their website and newspaper, also called Socialist Alternative.
She has done much organizing in the student movement, environmental
movement, women's movement, and more.
About our Facilitator:
- Eddie Carson has been organizing workers, and educating them on the
need for solidarity while addressing the complexity of intersectional
struggles during his five-year tenure in Greater Boston. As a trained
historian, he is a prolific writer on matters regarding American Black
thought, race, and religion. Currently, he chairs the Communist Party
USA-Boston and sits on committees for the Boston Socialist Unity Project
and for the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, MA.
Please note: most of these activities take place at our event space,
encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108-4701. Other venues may be
indicated in the text. Note: encuentro5 is *not wheelchair accessible.*
Until we are able to install a slide lift, folks unable to attend our
events are welcome to join via conference call and video. Please contact us
directly and we will work with you to join our conversation -
info at encuentro5.org.
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