The green capitalist God that failed

"There can be no doubt that we are better off for many of these initiatives. But two decades on, for all the organic groceries, the energy-efficient lightbulbs, appliances and buildings, the carbon trading and carbon taxes, the global ecology is collapsing faster than ever. Climate change, as Bill McKibben tells us in his new book, Eaarth, is no longer a distant threat; it's already upon us."

RIchard Smith Lecture: Sponsored by SFU Institute for the Humanities

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'.

Green Capitalism: The God That Failed: Richard Smith, Truthout:  "In the final analysis, the only way to align production with society's interests and the needs of the environment is to do so directly."...more

Capitalism and the destruction of life on earth: Six theses on saving the humans. Richard Smith Truthout. "That outcome depends to a great extent on whether we on the left can answer that question “what’s your alternative?” with a compelling and plausible vision of an eco
-socialist civilization


Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2pm - 3:30pm

Location: SFU Harbour Center, 515 W. Hastings St., Room 1425

Organized by Vancouver Ecosocialist Group
This event is sponsored by Simon Fraser University's Institute for the Humanities

More info at 604-773-8393

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 19:00


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:00