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April 15, 2023 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm


Fighting Capitalism's Ecological Death Cult

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of climate catastrophe and the challenges in confronting the state and market behind the disaster.



Climate catastrophe is intensifying at an alarming pace. Capital and governments clearly have no intention of stopping it; for them, free markets, private property rights, and accumulation remain sacrosanct, even if that means a massive amount of death, suffering, and destruction. Meanwhile, despite occasional moments of mass militancy in the face of ecological crisis, movements for climate justice remain far from being able to mount serious opposition to the power of the state and capital.

The challenge is significant, even epochal, and we are so far unable to meet it. Join David Camfield, Sabrina Fernandes, and Richard Seymour – three socialists who have written about climate justice – for a wide-ranging discussion of this predicament and how we might overcome it.

Get a copy of Future on Fire

Get a copy of The Disenchanted Earth

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David Camfield is the author most recenttly of Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change. David lives in Winnipeg, has been an active socialist since high school, and is one of the editors of Midnight Sun.

Richard Seymour is a writer and a founding editor of Salvage. His recent books include The Twittering Machine and The Disenchanted Earth: Reflections on Ecosocialism and Barbarism.

Sabrina Fernandes is a sociologist, ecosocialist organizer and communicator from Brazil. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with CALAS at the University of Guadalajara.


Daniel Sarah Karasik (they/them) is the managing editor of Midnight Sun, a magazine of socialist strategy, analysis, and culture. Their most recent book is the poetry collection Plenitude (Book*hug Press). They live in Toronto.


This event is sponsored by the Midnight Sun Magazine and Haymarket Books. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work.