George Monbiot, an award winning journalist and activist will be performing a talk on campus on the Friday 16th March at 7:30pm.
He is best known as a regular contributor to The Guardian and a successful author who has written a huge amount of articles and books on key debates in politics and public life. He is best known for his writings and campaigns on global warming, so much so that in 1995 Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for his environmental achievement.
He says, the list of things he tries to fight include “environmental destruction, undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, injustice, inequality and the misallocation of resources, waste, denial, the libertarianism which grants freedom to the powerful at the expense of the powerless, undisclosed interests, complacency”.
This talk will be based largely on his latest book, Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, in which he addresses the belief that both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, which would enable us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have damaged our ambitions for a better society.
When: Friday, March 16th, 2018, 7:30pm
Where: Chapel Lecture Theatre, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, TR10 9FE
Go to monbiot.eventbrite.co.uk for tickets