Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Capitalism, Class and Climate Change

Just a quick plug for two events in London regarding climate change, class and capitalism...

Wednesday 20 January, 6:30pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London.
Part of ‘THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES’ Organised by the Department of Development Studies School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London

Susan George is an internationally known scholar-activist and “alter- globalist”; the author of a dozen widely translated books; honorary president of ATTAC-France, an organisation that campaigns for international taxation and other alternatives to neoliberal globalisation. She is Board President of the Transnational Institute (TNI), an international fellowship of scholar-activists with headquarters in Amsterdam that carries out cutting-edge analysis on critical global issues, builds alliances with grassroots social movements and develops proposals for a more sustainable and just world.

2) Gareth Dale and Jonathan Neale on Capitalism, Class and Climate Change: An International Socialism journal seminar.

Gareth Dale, author of "Corporations and climate change" and several books on East Germany, and Jonathan Neale, author of Stop Global Warming: Change the World and secretary of the Campaign against Climate Change(pc), present the latest in our series of seminars.

In the wake of the fiasco at Copenhagen, Gareth and Jonathan will be presenting an in-depth discussion of climate change, ranging from the science behind it through to the role of the working class in preventing it. This seminar will be of real benefit to all those concerned about climate change, whether new to the subject or a longstanding campaigner.

7pm, Monday 25 January, Kings College Waterloo Campus
(F-WB Classroom 2.40, 2nd floor of the Franlkin-Wilking building) Map: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/campuses/waterloo.html
This seminar is free to attend and open to all. For more information phone 020 7819 1177 or email isj@swp.org.uk

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