November at the Marxist School!
Fall Classes (2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7–9pm) at SMUD Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Sacramento.
Thursday, November 20 , 2014
(not Nov. 13, as previously announced)
November Point of View Lecture, Sierra 2 Center, Room 9, 7-9PM 2791 24th St, Sacramento
Presentation by Joshua Kahn Russell, U.S. actions coordinator and trainings program manager for 350.org, a trainer with the Ruckus Society, and coauthor of Organizing Cools the Planet (PM Press) and editor of:
A Line in the Tar Sands:
Struggles for Environmental Justice
Edited by Joshua Kahn Russell, Stephen D’Arcy, Tony Weis,
Toban Black • Foreword by Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben
The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet.
Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists, government environmental scientists are muzzled, and public hearings are concealed and rushed.
Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. Including leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands, A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.
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