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February 2020 General Meeting

Feb. 10, 2020

Summers Restaurant (1520 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22201)


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Description

"As the 2020 election shifts into full gear, perhaps the biggest issue on everyone's mind is how each of the candidates plan to address the most pressing and existential threat we face as a species: climate change. In particular, much enthusiasm has surrounded the plan for a Green New Deal proposed by progressive leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the boldest proposal for tackling climate change yet proposed by leading political figures. But is a Green New Deal truly sufficient? With its preservation of market dynamics and a capitalist mode of production which is dependent on constant, unending profit for its survival- dynamics which have forced humanity to consume resources at a progressively faster rate than the Earth can replenish them since the 1970s- there's reason to think otherwise. Join us on February 10th for Capitalism, Climate Crisis and Strategies for Survival: The Case For a Planned Economy, where the case will be made for the need to adopt a planned economy in order to prevent climate catastrophe.
 
This month's speaker is Rob Belano, an editor of the revolutionary Marxist magazine Left Voice, a publication affiliated with the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International."
 
In addition to Rob's talk, we'll be hearing from County Board Candidate Chanda Choun.
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker Rob Belano

Capitalism, Climate Crisis and Strategies for Survival: The Case For a Planned Economy



Date and Time

Mon, Feb. 10, 2020

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

Location

Summers Restaurant (1520 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22201)



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