Victoria: No! to climate change. Yes! to system change: Public forum with Richard Smith

Corporations are relentlessly cooking the climate, wiping out life on earth, and driving us off the cliff to ecological collapse.  Can this be stopped? Can our capitalist economic system be made to respect humans and the environment? Is there any better alternative to capitalism?

Public forum with Richard Smith

University lecturer, member of the 'System Change Not Climate Change' network in New York City, author of many articles including 'Capitalism and the destruction of life on earth: Six theses to save the humans'. His forthcoming book is 'To save the humans, turn the world upside down'.

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-socialist civilization

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Rm. 105


  • Social and Environmental Alliance
  • The following departments at the University of Victoria: Environmental Studies, Sociology, Centre for Cooperative and Community-Based Economy (CCCBE) and Cultural, Social and Political Thought Program
  • Smart Change
  • Vancouver Ecosocialist Group

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