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Marx, Nature and the Metabolic Rift


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Ontario CA

Marx, Nature and the Metabolic Rift

Sunday, May 31 | 2PM
On zoom

Martin Empson
- author of Land and Labour - Marxism, Ecology and Human History and editor of System Change not Climate Change
Merv King - Indigenous activist and member of the United Steelworkers

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the many failures of capitalism. Not only is the system incapable of taking care of those who need it during a crisis or of paying “essential workers” a living wage. It has also exposed that the relationship with the natural world is devastatingly skewed. The pursuit of profit above all else, has destroyed the natural balance in the global environment. Marx described this phenomena as the metabolic rift.

In Canada this can be seen clearly as our politicians spend billions to prop up a dead industry in the tar sands while the basic needs of most people are not met.

Please join us on Sunday May 31 for this important forum where we will dig into the politics of why and how capitalism has created this dangerous imbalance and what we can do together to stop the destruction of the planet.

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Topic: Marx, nature and the metabolic rift
Time: May 31, 2020 02:00 PM America/Toronto

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 02:00
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