22 Dec 2009

Joel Kovel founder of Ecosocialist net speaks at London Green Party meeting

Joel Kovel will be speaking on the situation in the United States post-Copenhagen and on his book, The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or The End of the World? at an open London Federation of Green Parties discussion meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 25th January at the Lucas Arms, Grays Inn Road (three minutes walk from Kings Cross Tube Station).

Joel is an academic and leading member of the Green Party of the United States who has been active in the peace and anti nuclear movements since the Vietnam War. He was part in the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment which broke the US blockade of Cuba in 1994, was Green Party candidate for Senator from
New York and ran for the Party's Presidential nomination in 2000. Although originally a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, since 1980 Joel has academic, teaching and researching in the fields of politics and communication, but last year was witch-hunted from his post of Distinguished Professor at Bard College as a result the publication of his book, Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel-Palestine.

This will be a fascinating meeting and a good introduction to the width of current green politics. Bring your friends as well as your fellow members!

Just had this from Joseph, Joel encouraged me to start building an ecosocialist network in the UK, thus eventually Green Left was born and his work with Michael Lowy has seen the Fourth International embrace ecosocialism.

All around good and inspiring guy!

1 comment:

Leonora said...

Thanx for this info Derek! See you there...Happy New Year.

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