Saturday, Sept. 27 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) 

Stop Ecocide — End Capitalism!

Join a conference call with journalist Dahr Jamail, filmmaker Frank Lopez, and professor David Klein for a discussion about how extremely dire the climate change situation really is, and the need for us to smash global capitalism if we are to save the planet. Moderated by Stephanie McMillan, hosted by InterOccupy.

Bios:

Dahr Jamail is an award-winning journalist who has reported extensively from Iraq, and author of two books, including Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. He now reports on climate disruption and writes a monthly column for Truthout about the crisis. (dahrjamail.net/)

David Klein received his Ph.d. in applied mathematics from Cornell University and holds degrees in mathematics and physics. He is the director of the Climate Science Program at California State University, Northridge, where he is a professor of mathematics. He has held teaching and research positions at Louisiana State University, UCLA, USC, and was a Guest Scholar at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. His professional interests include climate science, cosmology, mathematical physics, and mathematics education in the public schools. (http://www.csun.edu/~vcmth00m/

Franklin López is an anarchist filmmaker from occupied Borikén (Puerto Rico.) He has produced hundreds of videos and short films under the subMedia.tv banner, a website he has been curating since 2000. He is most well-known for It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine, his snarky web news/comedy series followed by thousands. But his work also includes mash-ups, music videos and political documentaries. In 2011 Frank toured around the world with his feature film END:CIV, presenting it in over 150 venues in 18 countries. In 2013 he released Street Politics 101, a documentary about the street actions that took place during the Quebec student strike of 2012. Frank now resides in Montréal and you may view all his films free of charge at subMedia.tv.

Stephanie McMillan’s award-winning editorial cartoons and comic strips have appeared in hundreds of venues worldwide. She is the author of seven books, including Capitalism Must Die! (2014, INIP), which combines comics with political theory, and The Beginning of the American Fall (comics journalism, 2012, Seven Stories Press). Stephanie is a founding member of the anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist group One Struggle, and contributes political theory to the project Idées Nouvelles, Idées Prolétariennes (stephaniemcmillan.org; koleksyon-inip.org).

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