Night School: Ecosocialism
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The capitalist system, driven at its core by the maximization of profit regardless of social and ecological costs, is incompatible with a just and sustainable future. Ecosocialism offers a radical alternative that puts social and ecological well-being first. Attuned to the links between the exploitation of labor and the exploitation of the environment, ecosocialism stands against both reformist “market ecology” and “productivist socialism.” By embracing a new model of robustly democratic planning, such as the Green New Deal (GND), most vocally advocated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey and Bernie Sanders, society can take control of the means of production and its own destiny. But as Naomi Klein points out, an effective climate justice movement must be a mass movement—it must be able to win primarily economic victories, something that major social movements of the past decades have struggled to do. In this session, we will discuss how a GND that centers the working class is our only option and how can we help build the sort of mass movement that it will take to win it.