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World at a Crossroads: Climate Change - Social Change Conference II

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World at a Crossroads: Climate Change - Social Change Conference II


World at a Crossroads:
Climate Change - Social Change Conference II
Date: Friday, September 30 – Monday, October 3, 2011
Place: Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne University


The second Climate Change-Social Change conference aims to contribute towards understanding and collective action, in Australia and internationally, to urgently address the climate and social emergencies that we must overcome if humanity and the planet are to not only survive, but thrive.

'A global ecological revolution can only occur as part of a larger social revolution' – John Bellamy Foster 

Featuring: 

John Bellamy FosterJOHN BELLAMY FOSTER, renowned US economist and ecologist, Monthly Review editor and author of The Ecological Rift, The Ecological Revolution, The Great Financial Crisis (with Fred Magdoff); Marx’s Ecology; Ecology Against Capitalism; and The Vulnerable Planet.

IAN ANGUS, a founder of the Ecosocialist International Network and editor of climateandcapitalism.com. Author of Confronting the Climate Change Crisis: An Eco-socialist Perspective; Food Crisis: World Hunger, Agribusiness and the Food Sovereignty Alternative; and The Global Fight for Climate Justice.

Three days of feature talks, panel discussions and more than 20 workshops to discuss solutions for a world in crisis 

Including:

Capitalism, socialism and ecology ● People’s power and democracy ● The climate debt and the Global South ● Refugees, racism and internationalism ● Food security and survival ● Building movements that can stop climate change ● The global nuclear threat ● Indigenous resistance, land and sovereignty ● Feminism and climate change ● Imperialism, war and oil ● The market Vs social ownership ● The dirty record of carbon trading ● Population and the planet ● Agro-business and sustainable alternatives

…and much more 

Sponsored by the Office of Environmental Programs, Melbourne University

Organised by Green Left Weekly and the Socialist Alliance 

 

 

Humanity is in a race against time to avoid environmental catastrophe and social collapse.

We sometimes seem to be losing that race. Climate change, no longer just a prediction, is already extinguishing species, destroying essential food production and forcing thousands of people to flee their island homes. More people are directly affected by more wars than ever before in history. And while the structural causes of last year’s global financial crisis continue unabated, governments are imposing vicious austerity policies on the majority in both the Global North and South to pay for the capitalists’ bail-out.

But recent events show that there is great reason for hope and inspiration, because masses of ordinary people are determined to fight for social justice and human survival, even if most governments aren’t. When peoples of the Arab world rise up and overthrow dictators; when the revolutionary government of tiny Bolivia refuses to bow down to the rich countries’ attempts to impose fake solutions to climate change; when millions of workers, students and unemployed take to the streets of Greece, France and Wisconsin saying “enough is enough”; when asylum seekers in Australia’s refugee prisons won’t stop protesting despite severe repression; and when Wikileaks reveals the moral bankruptcy of international capitalism for all to see, we know that it is possible to rescue and change our world.

The second Climate Change-Social Change conference aims to contribute towards understanding and collective action, in Australia and internationally, to urgently address the climate and social emergencies that we must overcome if humanity and the planet are to not only survive, but thrive.

Register now:
Whole conference: $100 solidarity rate $60 waged $20 unwaged
Per day/session: $55 solidarity rate $35 waged $15 unwaged
Only John Bellamy Foster keynote presentation “Capitalist crises, ecology and socialism” (Friday September 30, 7pm): $15 solidarity $10 waged $5 unwaged

 

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