[act-ma] 2/13 Indigenous Virtue - Beyond "Green Capitalism" (e5, Saturday @ 6:00 p.m.)

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Thu Feb 11 04:41:34 PST 2010

Beyond "Green Capitalism" with Victor Wallis & Sylvia Escarcega
Saturday, February 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111

Join Victor Wallis and Sylvia Escarcega in a discussion concerning the
potential political and ethical contributions of indigenous thought
and social movements to building alternatives to capitalism. Victor's
paper, "Beyond 'Green Capitalism'" recently published in Monthly
Review (61:9, February, 2010) provides a starting point for the

The paper observes the connection between the present economic
recession, the crisis-ridden character of capitalist economy and the
ecological limits to the capitalist growth model. But it goes on to
note that most of the world is still caught up in capitalist
institutions and does not yet recognize the link between socialism and
ecologically appropriate responses. He finds hope and examples in the
Global South, insurgent socialism and indigenous the resistance. Of
the latter, he writes, "they express, more completely than any other
demographic group, the common survival interest of humanity as a
whole." Victor then traces how indigenous values may be connected to
the "vast learning process...something that revolution has always
entailed." In doing so, Victor connects these values with
on-the-ground practices while also address the international relations

Victor is editor of "Socialism and Democracy" and teaches political
science at Berkelee School of Music. Sylvia teaches Latin American &
Latino Studies at De Paul University.

The event is free and open to all interested members of the
progressive community.

For directions, visit http://www.encuentro5.org

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