portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article announcements oregon & cascadia

education | political theory

The Commodification of Life as the Underpinnings of Capitalism

Tuesday, March 29 ˇ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Food for Thought Café
1825 SW Broadway (Basement of Smith Memorial Student Union)
Portland, OR
This presentation examines the changing concepts of property in U.S.
19th century history that formed the basis for divided activist
movements and corporate rule today. The historic roots of many
contemporary activist struggles are exposed and reveal lessons for more
effective organizing. The presenter has been researching this topic for
three winters for an upcoming book titled "The Rights of
Property Versus Equal Rights", which addresses the rights of both humans
and other species and ecosystems.

Karen Coulter is the author of its prequel, "The Rule of Property" and a
principle activist with the Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy.

This event is free and open to the public!