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Date:

May 6

Time:

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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Organizer

Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (MDC DSA)

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Venue

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

3160 16th St NW

Washington, DC, US, 20010

“No blood for oil,” the left has chanted for decades now, and unfortunately it’s a fight that’s very far from done. With DSA Ecosocialists Green New Deal principles including “decolonize and demilitarize,” we know that international solidarity, anti-imperialism and a departure from the extractivist model itself are key to the transition to a sustainable future that does not rely on the subjugation of peoples in resource-rich countries to satisfy the energy needs (renewable or otherwise) of the global North.

Kathleen B. from the Metro DC DSA’s Internationalism Working Group, will facilitate our main discussion on how American interventionism today is influenced by political capture by fossil fuel and mining companies as well as militant ideas of ‘energy security’ and what we must do to ensure that our just transition to a green economy tackles these issues head on through international solidarity. This discussion will include exploration of the necessary connections we must make between domestic and international issues of capitalist/extractivist oppression in order to ensure a just, sustainable future for all.

We hope to discuss key concepts in order to develop a shared agenda for future collaboration between the DSA ecosocialists and internationalism working groups going forward. As always, we’ll also have a chance to meet each other and discuss ongoing campaigns and upcoming events.