• Book launch : Facing the Apocalypse arguments for ecosocialism

  • Tue, 14-05-2019 at 19:00
  • The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre
    40 Bull Street
    B4 6AF Birmingham
Book launch : Facing the Apocalypse arguments for ecosocialism - The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre - Birmingham

Book launch with the author Alan ThornettHosted by Resistance BooksWe are facing a multifaceted threat to life the planet. From a defence of the remarkable ecological content of classical Marxism – lost during the 20th century to the rise of productivism – the book is an appeal to the socialist left to take the ecological crisis far more seriously. Alan Thornett engages directly with major debates such as the rising human population and carbon pricing that remain unresolved on the socialist left. His approach is to promote a transitional approach, distinct from both those that think capitalism will find a solution and those who think revolutionary propaganda is enough. He argues that defending the planet against this crisis today requires broadest possible movement of those – the 99 per cent – who are victims of it.