Joyce Nelson, award-winning author and researcher, is touring the Pacific Coast to discuss her latest book, Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism.

In Courtenay, she will be speaking at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College on September 27 at 7 pm.

“Drawing on years of investigative journalism, Nelson weaves together a huge breadth of information,” said Delores Broten, publisher of Beyond Banksters. “She provides examples of effective resistance to the corporate power structure along with an acute diagnosis of its ills.”

Nelson will explore the ways corporations and private banks work together to expand the privatization of public infrastructure and services. Politicians have supported this process through laws, regulations and “trade” deals that benefit the global elite and their interests, while at the same time undermining the ability of citizens to challenge these

As the billionaire class becomes more powerful, Canada’s ability to legislate in the interests of its citizens and of the environment becomes more limited.

“The neoliberal economic playbook continues to ruin our country, our planet, and our lives,” says Nelson. “After 40 years, it’s pretty obvious that the only beneficiaries are the super-rich Overlords. It’s up to us to change that.”

Nelson will highlight examples of resistance against this new state of feudalism, and will be reading excerpts from her new book, a sequel to Beyond Banksters, to be called Bypassing Dystopia.

Nelson is a regular contributor to The Watershed Sentinel, western Canada’s award-winning environmental news magazine, published here in the Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley Council of Canadians and Watershed Sentinel invite you to join us in what promises to be a fascinating glimpse of the major players who are working to privatize and control the world, and what we might do to resist.

There will be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. Everyone is welcome. Nelson’s book, Beyond Banksters will be available for purchase at the event for $20.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Sept 27.

Donations are accepted at the door. FMI: Kathie at 250-334- 4608

Comox Valley Council of Canadians