Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2/27 Reading Group: "No Is Not Enough" by Naomi Klein (Part 4)

ISO-Boston & Boston Democratic Socialists for America present:
No Is Not Enough (Part 4): A Reading Group
Tuesday, February 27 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Knafel Building @ Harvard | 1737 Cambridge St | Cambridge, MA | 02139

ISO-Boston & Boston Democratic Socialists of America are teaming up to read acclaimed journalist Naomi Klein's latest book No Is Not Enough. This book is an important work which pinpoints Trump not as a deviation from the norm of U.S. politics, but a logical extension of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. In reading & discussing the book, the ISO & DSA seek to better understand a way forward toward the world we need.

From the publisher (Haymarket Books):

Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda—including a corporate coup in government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy—will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment. Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century—the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say “no.” Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring “yes,” a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us—one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need."

Feb. 19 will be the fourth and final installment of our study group; we'll be reading Part 4 of the book. You're more than welcome to join us even if you were not able to attend the first three sessions. Visit Haymarket Books to purchase your own copy of the book, or contact the ISO/DSA for one.

The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. The Mandela, Parks, and Chavez rooms are accessible, but the Library is not. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right. More information at: http://democracycenter.org/accessibility. Contact info@democracycenter.org or 617-492-8855 as needed.