Later this month, Council of Canadians chapters in British Columbia will be hosting stops for a seven-city book tour on the Pacific Coast. Author Joyce Nelson will be speaking about her book Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism.
When: Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: University of Victoria, David Turpin Building (DTB) A104
Co-sponsored by University of Victoria Social Justice Studies
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Nelson is an award-winning writer and researcher. In Beyond Banksters, she examines how 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. Neo-liberalism has normalized the idea that there is no alternative to the market, slashing regulations, the pursuit of profit and the enclosure of the public sphere. Nelson provides hope for resistance and highlights how people can challenge this “new feudalism."
Please join us for this important event to understand the role that private banks play in our communities and their impact on our daily lives. The role of these banks is linked to the goals set out in international trade agreements, as well as neoliberal ideology that promotes corporate power while undermining the power of communities and their democratic rights.