The Young Eco-Socialists, the Youth Caucus of the Green Party, will be holding an organizational book club meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM at the central branch of the Warwick Public Library.

As part of our core identity, Young Greens underline our position and interpretation of the Green Party’s Platform as anti-capitalist, intersectional/anti-oppression, anti-colonialist, and politically independent from the corporate parties and from other forms of corporate influence. Membership is open to all Greens under the age of 35.

Our purpose will be to organize a local of the caucus while starting a group reading of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence by Christian Parenti, which the publisher describes as:

From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure. In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe—the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet’s midlatitudes. Here he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency. Parenti argues that this incipient “climate fascism”–a political hardening of wealthy states—is bound to fail. The struggling states of the developing world cannot be allowed to collapse, as they will take other nations down as well. Instead, we must work to meet the challenge of climate-driven violence with a very different set of sustainable economic and development policies.

For more information, contact the organizers at: ryanjfournier@gmail.com.

RSVP via the Facebook Event.

From a press release