Let’s De-Rig the System Together

Come join us for a discussion on how to achieve a green and just economy.

Wednesday, March 29, 6-9pm
Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento

We cannot achieve a sustainable future under the current fossil fuel economy that exploits people and the environment. For our first effort to explore solutions, please join us on Wednesday, March 29 at the Colonial Heights Library. The evening will most likely end at 8:30, but we can go longer if there is interest. (Of course, there is no charge to attend this discussion.)

This local discussion  on climate change and system change is jointly conducted by Sacramento System Change Not Climate Change and 350Sacramento (represented by Ellen Schwartz, Christopher Hodge, JoAnn Fuller and Robin Kristufek).

Below are the materials we plan to discuss (articles and videos or audio recordings), and extra reading and viewing if that’s not enough. Plus, there are a few handouts that we will email to you upon request.  Write to Ellen derigthesystem@gmail.com.



  1. Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System by Ian Angus, by Monthly Review Press. $19 paperback, 280 pages. Purchase directly from the publisher or of course Amazon. We particularly recommend chapters 11, 12 and 13.
    • For scanned images of the recommended chapters, plus a Tipping Point and Planetary Boundaries Resource Summary, write to derigthesystem@gmail.com .
  2. Ian Angus “System Change Not Climate Change Interview” (YouTube recording, but mostly audio, of a June, 2016 call-in interview with Ian Angus hosted by System Change Not Climate Change)
  3. Facing the Anthropocene,” talk and global book launch by Ian Angus at the Socialist Alliance “Socialism in the 21st Century” Conference in May 2016 in Australia.


  1. John Bellamy Foster, “The Anthropocene Crisis.” (Article in Monthly Review, September, 2016, free)
  2. Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism, Collection of essays. PM Press $21.95, 222 pages.
  3. The Anthropocene and the global ecological crisis – John Bellamy Foster (video, recorded at Marxism 2016. Marxism is an annual five day political festival hosted by the Socialist Workers party in London, England)
  4. Report on Expert Panel: “The Anthropocene Epoch Has Definitely Begun” by Ian Angus (article in Monthly Review, free)
  5. “Explaining the Anthropocene: interview with Ian Angus” (article in Climate & Capitalism: An ecosocialist journal , free)
  6. Facing the Anthropocene, audio presentation by Ian Angus July 1, 2016, at the 2016 Socialism Conference held annually by the International Socialist Organization. This was the first North American presentation of Angus’s book Facing the Anthropocene.