if you care about the movement for a better society

Steven Welzer
1 min readNov 24, 2023

. . . there are interesting debates going on. The population issue is contentious. “Further development and higher stages” vs. degrowth and downscaling. Socialism as the overarching ideology vs. bioregionalism. Red vs. Green.

In regard to the latter: There is likely to be a long period of “Red and Green.” In terms of praxis: Red-Green alliances. But the Green worldview is superior and it will eventually prevail.

The shifting tone of Counterpunch is a good example:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/11/24/end-the-insanity-for-nuclear-disarmament-and-global-demilitarization/

The advocacy movements for ecological sustainability, social justice and world peace need to unite for the realization of our common aim: to chart a new human history through substantially downscaling the human enterprise.”

This includes downscaling the overall human population. With appropriate gradualness and with great sensitivity.

Socialism has become ecosocialism. The next step is to recognize that ecosocialism is not an end-point of the liberatory process. Cultural diversity is natural and healthy. It should and will entail diversity in regard to all aspects of life, including the socio-economic. The ultimate liberatory ideology is bioregionalism. I hope Green politics will return to its bioregionalist roots.

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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).