Beyond Banksters Book Tour
with author Joyce Nelson
As a part of a 7 city book tour on the pacific coast Joyce Nelson will be speaking about her book Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism (2016). Details for each stop are included below.
Joyce Nelson is an award winning writer and researcher who has published six books. In Beyond Banksters she examines the role corporations and private banks are working together to continue the privatization of public infrastructure and services. Politicians have supported this process through laws and regulations that benefit the global elite and their interests while at the same time undermining the ability of people to challenge these trends. Ideologically neo-liberalism has normalised the idea that there is no alternative to market fundamentalism, slashing regulation, the pursuit of profit and the enclosure of the public sphere. Nelson provides hope for resistance and highlights what means are available to people to challenge this “new feudalism”.
Please join us for this important event to understand the role that private banks are playing in our communities and their impact on our daily lives. The role of these banks is linked to the goals set out in international corporate rights agreements such as NAFTA and CETA as well as neoliberal ideology more generally that promotes the ability of corporations to exercise their power while undermining the power of communities and their democratic rights.
The events below are organized by local chapters of the Council of Canadians and sponsored by the Watershed Sentinel.
September 25th @ 7:00 pm
University of Victoria, David Turpin Building (DTB) A104
Co-sponsored by University of Victoria Social Justice Studies
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September 26th @ 7:00 pm
Mesachie Room, Island Savings Centre,
2687 James St., Duncan
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September 27th @ 7:00 pm
Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College
2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay
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September 28th @ 2:00 pm
Powell River Public Library
6975 Alberni St, Suite 100
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September 30th @ 7:00 pm
Ralph Fisher Auditorium at Richmond Hospital
7000 Westminster Highway
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October 2nd @ 7:00 pm
Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road
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October 3rd @ 7:00 pm
702 Bernard Ave (& Richter)
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