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Socialism and the Environment

PUBLIC MEETING
Socialism and the Environment
How to Stop Capitalism from Killing Our Planet
Thursday, June 11th, 7pm. Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 236
Free
From acid rain to the depletion of the ozone layer, from soil depletion to reckless deforestation, from the poisoning of rivers and seas by chemicals to the contamination of the earth by nuclear waste—the evidence of environmental degradation is everywhere. Global warming threatens the inundation of coastal cities and towns, promises longer droughts and more severe storms, and increases the probability of bacterial blights and viral epidemics.

What causes this environmental destruction? What is the best way to fight against it? Join the International Socialist Organization for a discussion on how we can build a sustainable planet that provides every human being a decent standard of living.


For some useful background reading checkout Hothouse Earth
Capitalism, climate change, and the fate of humanity
By CHRIS WILLIAMS

 http://www.isreview.org/issues/62/feat-hothouseearth.shtml

 http://www.portlandsocialists.org/