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Tropic of Chaos Reading Group

  • Brooklyn Public Library - Grand Army Plaza 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

The NYC DSA Ecosocialist and Antiwar working groups are reading Christian Parenti's 2011 book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence; we will gather to discuss it on May 6. Parenti traveled along the front lines of the converging crises of climate change and militarization--the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet's mid-latitudes. He revealed the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explained how they see an opportunity in the climate crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency. This incipient "climate fascism" must be countered by sustainable economic and development policies--a Green New Deal on a global scale.

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