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Mander to speak at Third Thursday Thrive on March 20

On Thursday, March 20, social critic Jerry Mander will speak on his latest book, “The Capitalism Papers: Six Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.” Mander is the founder and director of the International Forum on Globalization, an international think tank and activist community with the purpose of exposing the negative impacts of economic globalization.

In “The Capitalism Papers: Six Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System,” Mander argues that capitalism is no longer a viable system. He believes that capitalism has an obsessive need to dominate and undermine democracy, as well as to diminish social and economic equity.

Mander founded the U.S.’s first non-profit ad agency in 1971, Public Media Center, which ran campaigns for the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and various anti-war groups. Mander is also a critic of mass media and the author of “Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television,” “In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations” and more recently, co-edited “Alternatives to Globalization, Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization” and “The Superferry Chronicles: Hawaii’s Uprising Against Militarism, Commercialism and the Desecration of the Earth.”

The Third Thursday Thrive potluck is on the third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m., at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center in Honokaa. It features live music courtesy of the Mamane Street Music Club. Organized by Honokaa community volunteers, the series of lectures and presentations were designed to inspire, inform and educate. Bring a dish to share, your own drink, plate and utensils. NHERC is located at 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa. Free to the public and all are welcome.