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Coronavirus Capitalism and How to Beat It—a Path Forward
April 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We will start by watching together a 9-minute video starring Naomi Klein, “Coronavirus Capitalism – and How to Beat It“.
We will also watch a recorded video message from Senator Ed Markey. MAPA has invited Sen. Markey to discuss policies and legislative initiatives that address the COVID-19 crisis and provide a path forward to meet short- and long-term human needs, both at home and abroad.
Klein’s introduction to her video says: “During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality. In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future. This video is about the ways the still-unfolding Covid-19 crisis is already remaking our sense of the possible. The Trump administration and other governments around the world are busily exploiting the crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks……But this is not the whole story. In the United States, we have also seen organizing at the city and state levels win important victories.”
The meeting will include discussion facilitated by MAPA members Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. The focus will be on opportunities to cooperate on creating a path forward from this crisis – a path involving actionable plans for peace, health, equity, and a Green New Deal. Despite the darkness of this moment, we have unprecedented opportunities to transform the “politically impossible” of yesterday into the “politically inevitable” of tomorrow.
Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Peace and Climate Working Group