World at a Crossroads:
Climate Change - Social Change Conference II
Date: Friday, September 30 – Monday, October 3, 2011
Place: Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne Uni and Victorian Trades Hall
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.
Whole conference (including Friday public meeting):
solidarity $100 / waged $60 / concession $20
Public meeting “Capitalist crisis, ecology and socialism” with John Bellamy Foster 7pm, Friday September 30: Free – please register to guarantee your place
Per day (Sat, Sun, Mon):
solidarity $55 / waged $35 / concession $15
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