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Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism

$24.99 CAD

By: Victor Wallis
“Finally, we have the definitive work on ecosocialism with Red-Green Revolution. Victor Wallis 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 United States
ISBN: 978-1-895131-29-1
Paperback 6×9
$19.50 (USD), $25.00 (CAD)

 

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Description

Red-Green Revolution is an impassioned and informed confrontation with the planetary emergency brought about by accelerated ecological devastation in the last half-century.

Its author, distinguished political scientist Victor Wallis, argues that sound ecological policy requires a socialist framework, based on democratic participation and drawing on the historical lessons of earlier efforts.

Wallis presents a relentless critique of the capitalist system that has put the human species into a race against time to salvage and restore what it can of the environmental conditions necessary for a healthy existence. He then looks to how we might turn things around, reconsidering the institutions, technologies, and social relationships that will determine our shared future, and discussing how a better framework can evolve through the convergence of popular struggles, as these have emerged under conditions of crisis.

This is an important book, both for its incisive account of how we got into the mess in which we find ourselves, and for its bold vision of how we might still go forward.

Author

Victor Wallis is a professor of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music. He was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy and has been writing on ecological issues since the early 1990s. His writings have appeared in journals such as Monthly Review and New Political Science, and have been translated into thirteen languages.

He is also the author of Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S. Politics (Africa World Press, 2019) and Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).


Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S. Politics
(Introduction by Johanna Fernández & Illustrations by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson)
Africa World Press, 2019

The United States, among advanced countries, has the greatest inequality, the highest poverty rate, the highest portion of its population imprisoned, the highest proportion without adequate healthcare, the most severe obstacles to universal suffrage, and the most extreme official disdain for the threat of ecological disaster. This book, originating as a lecture series, presents a historically grounded perspective on these traits, including chapters on “American exceptionalism,” on U.S. imperialism, on the trajectory of African-descended people in the United States, on efforts to develop a socialist alternative to the dominant institutions, and on the current configuration of U.S. politics. The presentation is concise yet rich in illustrative examples. Basic institutions and processes are introduced in such a way as to be understandable to readers without prior knowledge of the subject matter. The book will be useful for study groups and as a supplement to college texts.

Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

The level of popular discontent—in the United States as elsewhere—has shown a dramatic increase in recent years, but has yet to crystallize into a cohesive anticapitalist political force. Socialist Practice aims to contribute to a popular movement for socialism. It does so by 1) revisiting, under present conditions, longstanding questions of Marxist theory and revolutionary history, and 2) illustrating the range of issues, activities, and forms of expression that can both inform and be informed by a Marxist approach. Essays spanning a range of national experiences address the crying need to generate a society-wide awakening, grounded in purposeful discussion among all those (the vast majority) whose interests are ill-served by continuation of the status quo.