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Saturday, July 4 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Is growth killing the planet?

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In the struggle to stop climate change, many are grappling with the role of our economic system in creating the current unsustainable relationship between human beings and our ecosystem. Some have pointed to capitalism's imperative for economic growth as the primary culprit, calling for "degrowth" as the solution. Using a Marxist understanding of political economy and social change, this talk will critically analyze economic growth under capitalism as it relates to ecological devastation, the strategy of degrowth, and explore alternative political strategies and solutions.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era by Giacomo D'Alisa

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Sean Petty

Sean Petty is a member of the ISO and a registered nurse in New York City. He has been involved extensively in climate justice activism, primarily within his union, the New York State Nurses Association, and Trade Unions for Energy Democracy.

Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Adler A/B

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