NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.99
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday, June 3rd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Event Organizer: 
Reading List: 
www.futurehistorians.org
Description: 
“No is not enough.” To save the planet from impending catastrophe, people need a positive vision of a better world and the roads leading to it. In other words, a credible picture of a possible Ecotopia and plausible account of how to get from here to there. But is “Another World” REALLY possible? To answer that question, we “Future Historians” have decided to perform a thought experiment. Our premise: if there is even once chance in a hundred for a better world – we ought to be able at least to imagine it. So we place ourselves in the position of Future Historians living in the year 2118 on a damaged, but stabilized, planet. Our project is to look backward a century and reconstruct HOW our great-grandparents got us from THEN - today’s capitalist death-spiral - to NOW - a sustainable, egalitarian global society free of war, oppression and exploitation. Future Historians is an international study group of scholar/activists from Moscow to California meeting bi-monthly via conference call and publishing our findings on a wiki at futurehistorians.org

Participants

Veteran international socialist; translator of works of Victor Serge.
Biographer of Ahmed ben Barka. Chair of Freedom Now. Indicted for sedition by the Moroccan regime.
Author, Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism Read more