Thursday, Sept 17 at 8pm
Hamilton Hall, room 516
116th St. and Broadway
The racism of police violence. Climate change. Sexism and homophobia. A grisly two-party political circus with devastating costs for ordinary people. The injustices of American society continue to spill out for all to see. Yet, the many apologists for capitalism claim that whatever its defects, there is no alternative to a system that puts corporate greed ahead of human need.
As socialists we know a better world is possible, and we need to fight for it. Come out to the Fall semester kickoff meeting of the NYU branch of the International Socialist Organization to discuss what socialism is and how you can get involved today in the struggle to change the world.
author of Socialism… Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation.
Socialism… Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation
Opinion polls show that many people in the U.S. prefer socialism to capitalism. But after being declared dead and buried for decades, socialism has come to mean little more than something vaguely less cruel and stupid than what we have now. That’s not exactly going to inspire millions to storm the barricades.
Danny Katch brings together the two great Marxist traditions of Karl and Groucho to provide an entertaining and insightful introduction to what the socialist tradition has to say about democracy, economics and the potential of human beings to be something more than being bomb-dropping, planet-destroying racist fools.
Danny Katch is an activist and humorist often accused of not knowing the difference. He writes a regular column for SocialistWorker.org and his articles have appeared in Truth-Out, ZNet, and the New York Daily News. He is the author of America’s Got Democracy! The Making of the World’s Longest Running Reality Show and has contributed to Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History.