Ecosocialism 2022 panels and talks continued on October 9, with one panel looking at solutions to the housing crisis and another on the building the climate movement and defending our right to protest.
The seminar series on weekends in October is being organised by the Socialist Alliance (SA) and Green Left.
Emily Valentine from Hands Off Glebe and Andrew Chuter from Action for Public Housing spoke about residents’ struggles against demolition. Renfrey Clarke from the Anti-Poverty Network South Australia argued against the idea that housing is a commodity. Sibylle Kaczorek, who worked with the German Die Linke’s (Left Party) campaign to expropriate properties from large landlords, gave details about how the successful campaign was organised. Gong, from the Community Union Defence League, spoke about the campaign to feed the homeless in Martin Place.
On the second panel, law student Sonia Qadir spoke about the floods in Pakistan, Jay Larbalestier from Fireproof Australia and Josh Pallas, president of the New South Wales Civil Liberties Council, spoke about how to push back against NSW’s anti-protest laws and Pip Hinman spoke about SA’s movement-building approach and urged everyone to come along to the protests being organised to coincide with COP27.
[Visit the Ecosocialism 2022 website to register for more panels.]