Climate war and the billionaire class: Capitalism versus humanity in the fight to save the planet
This forum will address the "climate war" that has begun and the ecosocialist solutions needed to address it. More than ever, the line between rich and poor is a line between survival and death, as inequality and climate change combine to create new extremes of oppression. A handful of people live in obscene luxury, while billions are condemned to permanent poverty and hunger – and rich governments build fences, walls and concentration camps to keep the poor away.
Speaker Ian Angus is a long-time activist in socialist and environmental movements in Canada and internationally.
"Climate and Captalism"www.climateandcapitalism.com
The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction (Resistance Books, 2009).
Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System (Monthly Review Press, 2016)
Co-Author with Simon Butler
Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (Haymarket Books, 2011) Belem Ecosocialist Declaration.
Ian Angus is also a featured speaker at the Socialism for the 21st Century Conference:http://www.socialismforthe21stcentury.org/
Green Left Weekly's European correspondent and Socialist Alliance member Dick Nichols, usually based in Barcelona, was in Athens for the historic win. He is speaking across the country about SYRIZA's challenge to austerity and elite rule. Radical leftist party SYRIZA has swept to power in Greece promising to end austerity and threatening to spark an anti-austerity fight-back across Europe. Dick will be speaking this Sunday in Hobart - so don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about this historic victory.
The Hobart Branch of Socialist Alliance invites you to their End of Year BBQ, which will be also be a farewell for Linda and to their last Salamanca stall for the year so please come along and join us.
Our special guest will be Shamikh Badra who is currently touring Australia as he's the youth and students coordinator for the Palestinian People Party in the Palestinian Gaza Strip - so definitely an event not to be missed!