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Event Series Event Series: Capitalism and the Sea

Capitalism and the Sea

Mon, June 7, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

$40 – $60

The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World

An 8-Week Reading Group convened with Fred Murphy

The global ocean serves as a trade route, strategic space, fish bank and supply chain for the modern capitalist economy. While sea beds are drilled for their fossil fuels and minerals, and coastlines developed for real estate and leisure, the oceans continue to absorb the toxic discharges of carbon civilization – warming, expanding, and acidifying the blue water part of the planet in ways that will bring unpredictable but irreversible consequences for the rest of the biosphere. We will read Liam Campling and Alejandro Colas’s new book Capitalism and the Sea, in which they analyze these and other sea-related phenomena through a historical and geographical lens.

Longtime socialist FRED MURPHY has led MEP study groups on ecosocialism, science and technology, and the history of capitalism since 2015. He studied and taught Latin American history at the New School for Social Research.

Since this course will be conducted during NYC Daylight Savings Time, the GMT times for these sessions will be 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm GMT.


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