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An evening with Richard Greeman "Today's Social, Political and Economic Crisis: Is another world really possible?"
An evening with Richard Greeman "Today's Crisis: Is another world really possible?
Monday, Oct 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A
Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Since 1957 Richard Greeman has been active in civil rights, anti-war, anti-nuke,environmental and labor struggles in the U.S., Latin America, Russia (where he founded the Victor Serge Library) and France (where he is based). Translator and prefacer of Victor Serge’s novels, Richard studied at Yale (where he became a socialist) the Sorbonne in Paris (where he joined Socialisme ou Barbarie) and Columbia (where he was part of the May 1968 student strike). This Fall he is back in New York, leading the Victor Serge Reading Group at the Brooklyn Commons.
Richard’s current writing project is called The Invisible Internationals. You can read Richard’s 2012 book Beware of Capitalist Sharks ! at this address : https://richardgreeman.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/lulu-capitalist_shark... 2.pdf
‘If there remains a marginal chance chance for human society to survive capitalism's crises, it would entail replacing the competitive profit system with a planetary network of producers -
- a green cooperative commonwealth. Against the near certainty of planetary catastrophe under capitalism, we must bet on the unlikely dream of a harmonious, healthy ecosocialist world. Ecotopia is a bet we can't refuse, even if the chances are only one in a hundred. And if that one chance exists, it must be possible to at least imagine it.Without a positive dream, we will always be fighting against, and never winning. Excluding the hypothesis of extra- terrestial or Divine intervention), the history of revolution and communications techology,
cybernetics, complexity and emergece theory, and thinkers from Marx, Kropotkin to Dunayevskaya and Castoriadis all suggest the possibility of a wired revolutionary planetary
Emergence overcoming predatory capitalism through networked global solidarity.’
Another World is Necessary and together we can make it Possible!
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