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Event Series Event Series: Ecosocialism in the Shadow of Covid

Ecosocialism in the Shadow of Covid

Mon, November 15, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

$10.00 – $20.00

A 10-week online study (2 weeks remain—recordings of earlier sessions are available to new attendees)

Convened with Fred Murphy and Steve Knight

Join The Marxist Education Project’s Ecosocialism Study Group as we convene online this fall to consider new works on the political economy of global warming and the Covid-19 pandemic. We will read and discuss three books: The Corona Crash (Verso), by Grace Blakeley, details how the pandemic is ushering in a new era in which the corporate economy collapses into the arms of the state, and behemoths like Amazon and Netflix balloon in profit and power. White Skin, Black Fuel (Verso), by Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective, takes a comprehensive look at how extreme-right currents are responding to ecological crises with with authoritarian and xenophobic proposals while remaining ardent supporters of fossil capital – black fuels to support white supremacy. And A People’s Green New Deal (Pluto), by Max Ajl, engages critically with various Green New Deal proposals and sketches out a radical alternative committed to degrowth, anti-imperialism and agro-ecology.

FRED MURPHY has co-led study groups at The MEP on ecosocialism, the history of capitalism, science and technology, and Latin American politics. He studied and taught historical sociology at the New School for Social Research. STEVE KNIGHT has been a co-leader of The MEP ecosocialist study groups since 2015.  He is also a climate activist and is active with faith-centered groups, and reviews books on ecosocialism for Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.

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