A vital international conference for ecosocialists

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If you are in Australia, this is a meeting you simply must not miss. If you are elsewhere, and can find a way to get to Australia, it will be worth every effort you make …

Melbourne Australia
September 30 – October 3, 2011

Organized by Resistance, Socialist Alliance, and Green Left Weekly

Three days of feature talks, panel discussions and workshops, 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
  • Agri-business and sustainable alternatives
  • The movement against coal seam gas mining
  • …and much more

 Featured speakers:

  • JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER, renowned US economist and ecologist, editor of Monthly Review, editor and author of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism  (with Fred Magdoff); The Ecological Rift, The Ecological Revolution, and Marx’s Ecology.
  • IAN ANGUS, editor of climateandcapitalism.com and The Global Fight for Climate Justice. Author of Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (with Simon Butler), and  Food Crisis: World Hunger, Agribusiness and the Food Sovereignty Alternative;  

Plus …

  • S. Arultchelvan, Joethi Sahadevan & Angeline Loh (Malaysia)
  • Farooq Tariq and Sonia Qadir (Pakistan)
  • Ly Pisey, Chrek Sophea & Sao Sopheap (Cambodia)
  • Sue Bradford (Aotearoa/NZ)
  • Derek Wall (Green Party of England&Wales)
  • Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate Alliance)
  • Alex Bhathal (Greens Victoria)
  • Dr Andrea Bunting
  • Aran Vaganam
  • Ben Courtice
  • Bob McMahon (Tasmanians Against Pulp Mill)
  • Brianna Pike
  • CamWalker & Jim Green (Friends of the Earth)
  • Dave Holmes
  • Gemma Weedall
  • Graham Matthews
  • Dr Greg Adamson
  • Dr Hans Baer
  • Jay Fletcher
  • JessMoore
  • Dotty Bamblett
  • Dr Kamala Emanuel
  • Dr Ken Coghill
  • Dianne Stokes and Kylie Sambo (Muckaty traditional owners)
  • Nat Wasley
  • Nic Maclellan
  • Peter Karamoskos
  • Pip Hinman
  • Reham Maklad
  • Samah Sabawi
  • Sam Wainwright
  • Sam Watson
  • Simon Butler
  • Simon Cunich
  • Sue Bolton
  • Susan Price
  • Timothy Lawson
  • Tony Iltis
  • Trent Hawkins
  • Zane Alcorn
  • Dave Kerin
  • Australia-Asia Worker Links
  • Sally Goldner
  • Jeff Sparrow, editor Overland magazine
  • Nala Mansell-McKenna, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
  • Rachel Evans
  • Rodney Augustine, Save Kimberley From Gas Mining Campaign



Co-sponsored by 3CR Community Radio; Action Aid International; Australia-Asia Worker Links; C.L.E.A.N. South Australia; Climate and Capitalism; Friends of the Earth Melbourne; Labour Party Pakistan; Left Unity (Adelaide); Links, International journal of socialist renewal; Monthly Review; Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM –Philippines); Socialist Party of Malaysia; Sydney University Political Economy Society; Transform Asia