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DSA Reading Group: Storming the Wall

  • Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, Information Common Rooms 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Join the NYC DSA Ecosocialist, Immigrant Justice, and Anti-War working groups for a timely discussion of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security, by Todd Miller.

In Storming the Wall, Todd Miller connects the dots between climate-ravaged communities, corporations cashing in on border militarization, and emerging movements for sustainability and environmental justice. Reporting from the flashpoints of climate clashes, and from likely sites of futures battles, Miller chronicles a growing system of militarized divisions between the rich and the poor, the environmentally secure and the environmentally exposed.

"As Todd Miller shows in this important and harrowing book, climate-driven migration is set to become one of the defining issues of our time. We are at a political crossroads: continue hardening under the steadily creeping politics of xenophobia and the repressive militarization of border and immigration policy, or change course and plan for a just adaption to a hotter world. At stake is not only the well-being of immigrants but also the integrity and feasibility of democratic government itself." ––Christian Parenti, John Jay College; author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Earlier Event: December 11
DSA Religion & Socialism December Meeting
Later Event: December 11
Queens Climate Justice Forum