NIBS Bulletin 31st August 2011
Talk this Saturday: Ann Pettifor
‘Financing the transformation to a zero
carbon economy: Why we can afford more jobs and a better
On Saturday, 3rd September, renowned economist, author and
activist Ann Pettifor will speak at NIBS on the economics of climate change and
why a tax on carbon can only be the beginning of a governmental response to the
Saturday 3rd September
New International Bookshop Meeting Room
(downstairs, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton)
UK based Pettifor is best known for her leadership of Jubilee
2000 a worldwide campaign to cancel $100 billion worth of debts owed by 42 of world’s the poorest countries. She is a member of the Green New Deal working group in the UK, a group focused on making the global economic system fairer, giving workers a better deal, winding back the power of corporations and the big banks, and making the necessary transformation to ecological sustainability.
For more on Pettifor’s work:
Green New Deal group: greennewdealgroup.org
Ann Pettifor’s blog on economic crisis: debtonation.org
Pettifor is hosted in Australia by the Search Foundation:
New Title in the Shop:
The John Carlos Story,
John Carlos, Haymarket Books, $29.95
Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Powermovement. Told in his words, here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist, John Carlos.
“John Carlos is an American hero. And finally he has written
a memoir to tell us his story and a powerful story it is. I couldn’t put this
book down.” –Michael Moore
Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me
Not), Jose Rizal, Penguin,
Originally published in 1887, widely known as the
novel of the Philippines, Noli Me Tangere charts a fervent love story set
against an ugly political backdrop of repression, torture and murder. The
novel was the first major artistic manifestation of Asian resistance to
European colonialism, and through it Rizal became a guiding conscience and
martyr for the revolution that would subsequently rise up in the Spanish
province. Noli Me Tangere is newly translated and introduced by
Latin-American literature scholar Harold Augenbraum.
The Monkey Wrench Gang,
Edward Abbey, Penguin, $19.95
The construction of the colossal Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado
River spurs an oddball quartet of eco-activists to join forces in a noble cause.
A Vietnam veteran who loves booze, guns and the great outdoors, a billboard
burning doctor, a feminist revolutionary and a polygamist riverboat guide the
Monkey Wrench Gang go up against the vultures of big business to sabotage the
strip mines, power plants and concrete dams that are destroying vast tracts of
the wilderness, through peaceful means or otherwise
First published in 1975 and Edward
Abbey’s most famous novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang is
reprinted here as a Penguin classic and includes an introduction by Edward
Schlosser and a preface by Robert Redford.
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