Capitalism vs. the Climate
On Friday the 20th of September we will meet at cafe Lust in Groningen to speak about the climate crisis.
In recent years the climate crisis appears to have accelerated and more than ever before people feel a need to become engaged and safe the planet they live on. As a result, not only movements, but also companies brand themselves with environmentalist slogans and ideals.
However, what becomes evident is that capitalism and the climate are fundamentally incompatible. Capitalisms internal structures of profit accumulation and a need for constantly expanding and flexible markets have run our planet to the edge of destruction.
Jeroen van der Starre will be talking about the need of anti-capitalist and socialist perspectives in a contemporary climate movement. What strategies can we utilise when building a movement and fighting climate destruction? What does the switch to renewable energies mean for the working class? Is a ‘Green New Deal’ possible within the framework of capitalism?
These are some of the topics that will be addressed and discussed in our meeting.
We meet at 19:00 upstairs at cafe Lust in Groningen.
The talk will be given in English but the speaker is Dutch so clarification in Dutch is possible.
Since we meet upstairs, the venue is not wheelchairs accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.