The Marxist Education Project’s Ecosocialist Study Group invites you to join us to read new and timely books by Rob Wallace and Andreas Malm: Dead Epidemiologists and Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century. Wallace and colleagues track the Covid-19 pandemic as it emerged out of the global circuits of capital and the peculiar scientific thinking that underpins capitalist rule. Malm takea a critical and urgent look at the politics demanded by the planetary scope of pandemics and global warming, the short time-frame for action, and the chronic emergency of increasingly frequent social-ecological disasters. During eight weekly sessions we will read both books as well as some critiques that have been offered of Malm’s call for “war communism” to confront the interlocking crises.
FRED MURPHY and STEVE KNIGHT have co-led the ECOSOCIALIST STUDY GROUP since 2016. Both have been active in DSA’s climate justice work. Fred studied and taught historical sociology at The New School for Social Research. Steve reviews books for Marx & Philosophy and is active in faith-centered environmental groups.
All MEP classes and events are sliding scale. No one is denied admission for inability to pay. Please write to info@marxedproject,org assistance on attending if you can afford our stated rates.