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Friday, July 6 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Before the Next Hurricane Hits: Socialist Solutions to Capitalist Climate Disaster

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Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of “super storms” like the ones that devastated Houston, Puerto Rico, and Bangladesh last summer. These and other extreme weather events serve as signs of more severe and far-reaching climate and ecological destabilization. While capitalism sets the conditions for the onset of natural disasters it also shapes the human-made disasters that follow in their aftermath – what Naomi Klein has called “disaster capitalism.” This session will explore a socialist response to ecological disaster that can be a part of the struggle for a revolutionary transformation of society.

Speakers
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Mark Hannan

Mark Hannan is an activist in Chicago where he has organized around education justice and environmental issues with the ISO and System Change Not Climate Change.
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Zach Zill

Zach Zill is a socialist and activist with Science for the People in NYC. He did relief work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was part of Occupy Sandy in 2012.


Friday July 6, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom B