Book Review, Climate Justice, Uncategorized

TOO MANY PEOPLE? Book Launch November 6th

Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis
By Ian Angus and Simon Butler
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Featuring co-author Ian Angus and special guests
Sunday, November 6 at 3pm
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
427 Bloor St W | TTC: Spadina
Resistance Press invites you to hear author, socialist and climate justice activist Ian Angus speak about his new book. Ian is editor of Climate and Capitalism, an online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change and the ecosocialist alternative: His previous books include Canadian Bolsheviks and The Global Fight for Climate Justice.
Ian will be introduced by allies from the climate justice movement and will take questions following his talk. Copies of Ian’s book will be available for sale during the meeting.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Organized by Resistance Press Book Room
Open Saturdays, 12pm-3pm
Praise for Too Many People?:
“This excellent book is steadfast in its refutations of the flabby, misogynist and sometimes racist thinking that population growth catastrophists use to peddle their claims. It’s just the thing to send populationists scurrying back to their bunkers.” —Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved
“How did apparently progressive greens and defenders of the underprivileged turn into people-haters, convinced of the evils of over-breeding among the world’s poor? How did they come to believe the 200-year-old myths of a right-wing imperialist friend of Victorian mill-owners? It’s a sorry story, told here with verve and anger.” Fred Pearce, author of Peoplequake
“Ian Angus and Simon Butler are not ordinary environmentalists and Too Many People? is not an ordinary book on population and the environment. They demonstrate that by demolishing the notion that too many people (and too many consumers) are the source of our environmental ills we can get at the real problem: the system of accumulation and waste commonly known as capitalism.” —John Bellamy Foster, co-author (with Fred Magdoff) of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism
“Sadly the population myth has been used to distract attention from the roots of ecological crisis in a destructive economic system and to shift the blame for problems such as climate change on to the poor. This splendid book is an essential read for all those of us concerned with creating an ecologically sustainable and just future. Buy it, read it and spread the word!” —Derek Wall, author of The Rise of the Green Left
“Ian Angus and Simon Butler’s superb book challenges the ‘common sense’ idea that there are too many people. Clearly and concisely they blame a system that puts profit before people and planet, refuting the arguments of the later day Malthusians. It is a book that should be read by every environmental campaigner, trade unionist and political activist.” —Martin Empson, author of Marxism and Ecology: Capitalism, Socialism and the Future of the Planet
“Angus and Butler have written a comprehensive dissection of the arguments surrounding over-population, It’s a vital and insightful socialist response to the debate and highly recommended to anyone interested in fighting for a better world and avoiding the pitfalls of false solutions.” —Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism
“With clear prose and careful, cogent analysis, Angus and Butler provide the tools necessary to dismantle the myth of overpopulation step by step … [and] show the way to a more hopeful, justice-centered environmental and reproductive politics.” —Betsy Hartmann, author of Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control
“This is an essential subject, and we are in Angus and Butler’s debt for treating it with such clarity and rigor.” —Joel Kovel, author of The Enemy of Nature
Too Many People? is available online at Haymarket Books

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