By Marx Memorial Library,
Published on Eventbrite, Jan 2023:
A discussion on how Nicaragua, China, Cuba and other socialist and progressive countries are rising to the challenge of saving the planet. Thursday, February 2, 2023, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
When and where
Date and time
Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green London EC1R 0DU
£3 – £5
About this event
At this event, we will describe the evolving and diverse strategies being pursued in socialist and progressive countries (with a specific focus on Nicaragua, Cuba and China) in relation to preventing climate breakdown, the collapse of biodiversity, and other key ecological challenges. The speakers will compare these efforts with the alarmingly slow progress being made in the neoliberal West, which has been touting its ‘market-based solutions’ to humanity’s environmental crisis for the last three decades.
Click here to watch YouTube live stream (no charge)
Dan Kovalik is a US-based lawyer, activist and teacher. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Nicaragua: A History of US Intervention and Resistance.
Guisell Morales Echaverry is Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Iceland.
Lauren Collins is an honorary research fellow at the University of Nottingham and a member of the executive committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign.
Paul Atkin is a retired teacher and NEU activist, involved in setting up the NEU Climate Change Network. He is part of the Greener Jobs Alliance Steering Group and is active with No Cold War Britain.
Ben Chacko (chair) is editor of the Morning Star.
Joint event with Friends of Socialist China, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group and the Morning Star.
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