[act-ma] 10/10 An evening with Richard Greeman

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Oct 4 10:45:59 PDT 2016

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An evening with Richard Greeman

“Today’s Crisis: Is another world really possible?

Monday, Oct 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5

  9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

Since 1957 Richard Greeman has been active in civil rights, anti-war, 
anti-nuke, environmental and labor struggles in the U.S., Latin America, 
Russia (where he founded the Victor Serge Library) and France (where he 
is based). Translator and prefacer of Victor Serge’s novels, Richard 
studied at Yale​
  (where he became a socialist) the Sorbonne in Paris (where he joined 
Socialisme ou Barbarie) and Columbia (where he was part of the May 1968 
student strike). This Fall he is back in New York, leading the Victor 
Serge Reading Group at the Brooklyn Commons. Richard’s current writing 
project is called The Invisible Internationals. You can read Richard’s 
2012 collection Beware of Capitalist Sharks ! at this address :

"If there remains a marginal chance chance for human society to survive 
capitalism's crises,​ ​
It would entail replacing the competitive profit system with a planetary 
network of produce​
-- a green cooperative commonwealth. Against the near certainty of 
planetary catastrophe under capitalism, we must bet on the unlikely 
dream of a harmonious, healthy ecosocialist world. Ecotopia is a bet we 
can't refuse, even if the chances are only one in a hundred. And if that 
one chance exists, it must be possible to at least imagine it.​ ​
Without a positive dream, we will always be fighting against, and never 
winning. Excluding the hypothesis of extra-terrestial or Divine 
intervention), the history of revolution and communications​ ​
technology, cybernetics, complexity and emergece theory, and thinkers 
from Marx,
Kropotkin to Dunayevskaya and Castoriadis all suggest the possibility 
of  a wired revolutionary​
planetary Emergence overcoming predatory capitalism through networked 
global solidarity."

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