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Disaster Capitalism: Accumulation and Mutual Aid in the Era of Katrina
Date Thursday November 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College Theater,
777 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJon Garfield
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm

Accumulation and Mutual Aid in the Era of Katrina.

With Azibuike Akaba, Rebecca Solnit and Joel Kovel

New College Theater
777 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Avian Flu, Global Warming. Are we living in an era of accelerating natural and social disasters? How are corporations and governments contributing to and profiting from these disasters? And what lessons can we learn from the autonomous organization of communities in disasters past and present?

Panelists will explore these questions.

Azibuike Akaba has done extensive environmental work in Louisiana and many other places. He is currently the Community Technical Assistance Coordinator for the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books and article, including "The Uses of Disaster" in Harpers magazine, October, 2005.

Joel Kovel is the editor of the journal "Capitlism, Nature and Socialism" and the author of "The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World".

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by New College Department of Activism and Social Change and New College Center for Education and Social Action.

For more information contact Jon Garfield, 415-437-3425 or

Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 5th, 2005 12:29 AM

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