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Tacoma DSA Reading Group
January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Join the TDSA Reading Group on January 14th as we discuss this month’s topic, Ecosocialism.
Socialism or barbarism? The choice Rosa Luxemburg outlined in the middle of the first world war is starker than ever. The Earth and its inhabitants continue to be crushed in the cogs of the capitalist machine, a fossil-fueled system run by profiteers that would sooner plunge the planet into fiery ruin than cede a cent to the workers who keep it running. How can we move past the dangerous lie of “green capitalism” to a saner system that sees people and nature as more than entries in a ledger? What will be the role of the nation state in the response to climate catastrophe? What, exactly, would a New Green Deal look like?
The pieces below delve into these questions and many more. Please read beforehand and come prepared for a lively discussion with comrades. The meetings are always on the second Monday of the month, so if you can’t make this one, save the date and catch the next one!
“Marxism and the Environment” by Chris Williams
“With A Green New Deal, Here’s What The World Could Look Like For The Next Generation” (excerpt) by Kate Aronoff
“The Nature of Capitalism” by Troy Vettese
“States of Emergency” by Alyssa Battistoni