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Saturday 10:00am

Marxism 101 - Why is capitalism destroying the planet?

Marxism 101
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Introduced by Canberra socialist activist Elliot Downes.

For millions around the world, it’s increasingly obvious that our planet is being destroyed by a tiny minority in the pursuit of profit. This session will look at why capitalism - a system of class exploitation and market competition - is responsible, and why it needs to be abolished in order to save the environment.

Reading

New movement, new debates: The contested politics of climate change, Sarah Garnham

https://marxistleftreview.org/articles/new-movement-new-debates-the-contested-politics-of-climate-change/

Fuelled by coal: Piercing the mirage of a sustainable capitalist Australia, Sarah Garnham

https://marxistleftreview.org/articles/fuelled-by-coal-piercing-the-mirage-of-a-sustainable-capitalist-australia/

Why the rich are to blame for climate crisis, James Plested

https://redflag.org.au/node/6687

From rebellion to revolution: socialism and the environmental crisis, James Plested

https://redflag.org.au/node/6869

The fossil fuel economy is about class domination and imperialist conquest, Darren Roso

https://redflag.org.au/node/6930

Marxism and the natural world, Michael Kandelaars

https://marxistleftreview.org/articles/marxism-and-the-natural-world/

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