This month at the Marxist School!
Fall Classes (2nd and 4th Tuesday) will continue the Reading Capital with David Harvey video series.
SMUD Customer Service Center
6301 S Street, Sacramento.
Tuesday, September 9, 7-9pm, Video: David Harvey Presents Capital, Class 6, Part 2 (Vol. 3, Chapters 21-26). Watch the Video. Read the chapters.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
September Point of View Lecture
Sierra 2 Center, Room 9, 7-9PM
2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
Jeff Mackler on Catastrophic Climate Change
Climate change got you down?
We know climate change is happening, that human activity caused it, modern industry (including modern warfare) and its polluting outputs caused it, and it may well be irreversible by now, thanks to the inactivity of the leading polluters, including and especially our own country. The question is, what can we do about it? Can we prevent further damage? Can we heal the earth, and if so, how can we make it happen?
Articles are beginning to appear in newspapers saying that we must learn to live with climate change, build huge systems of dikes to keep back the oceans! That is not a solution, that is a business opportunity! Any real solution will have to come from a mass movement of the people all over the planet. What will it take to bring that into being?
Nobody has all the answers, but our September speaker has been devoting much of his time for the last several years to build the global demand for the kinds of fundamental changes that will allow life on earth to continue.
Jeff Mackler has written and lectured widely from a Marxist perspective. His numerous books, pamphlets and articles cover a range of subjects including revolutionary developments in Latin America, the Cuban Revolution, the social transitions in the USSR and China, Marxist analyses of the unfolding world economic meltdown, global warming/climate crisis, health care, trade union struggles, and the fight to build the U.S. antiwar movement. His most recent booklets on Palestine, Marxist economic theory, Edward Snowden, Egypt, Libya and "Capitalism Damns the Environment" will be available at the meeting.
Mackler is the National Secretary of Socialist Action and was his party's 2006 candidate for the U.S. Senate in California. He was the founder of the Mobilization for Peace, Jobs and Justice, which mobilized mass opposition to U.S. policies in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Grenada and the West Coast Coordinator of the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee. He is presently the Director of the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and serves on the Steering Committee for the September 21 Northern California People’s Climate Rally in Oakland.
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