White House Member and Socialist Organization to Speak to Children at Climate Conference in D.C.

13 Apr

If you’ve ever had any doubts that the “global warming,” excuse me, “climate change,” I mean “global climate disruption” crowd is nothing more than anti-capitalist, socialists, this should clear it up (emphasis mine).

On Saturday, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson will be giving the keynote speech at the Energy Action Coalition’s Power Shift 2011 conference, a meeting of potentially 10,000 green youth activists in Washington, D.C.

According to the schedule, President Obama’s former green jobs czar Van Jones will be speaking Friday evening, and members of the International Socialists Organization will be hosting a panel discussion Saturday…

Here are some of the workshops and breakout sessions available to attendees:

From the BP Oil Spill to the Japanese Nuclear Crisis: Why Capitalism is Killing the Planet

The past year alone has highlighted the massive toll taken on our planet by the coal, oil, and nuclear energy industries. Yet President Obama continues to support these three industries, which have produced not only ecological catastrophe but also widespread human suffering. This panel will discuss why this is the case, how it is linked to a system of global capitalism that puts profit before the needs of human beings and the planet, and how we can move beyond the capitalist ecological crisis.

Panelists
Chris Williams, International Socialist Organization
Heather Kangas, International Socialist Organization
Amanda Duzak, International Socialist Organization

For those unfamiliar, this is what ISO stands for:

The International Socialist Organization (ISO) is committed to building an organization that participates in the struggles for justice and liberation today–and, ultimately, for a future socialist society. […]

A world free of exploitation–socialism–is not only possible but worth fighting for. The ISO stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky in the belief that workers themselves–the vast majority of the population–are the only force that can lead the fight to win a socialist society. Socialism can’t be brought about from above, but has to be won by workers themselves. […]

We see our task as building an independent socialist organization with members organizing in our workplaces, our schools and our neighborhoods to bring socialist ideas to the struggles we are involved in today, and the vision of a socialist world in the future.

I don’t know why so many Americans have been calling Obama a socialist all this time.  Where in the world would they have gotten that idea?  He only has current and  former members of his White House attending a conference with avowed socialists, participating in discussions trashing capitalism.  What’s wrong with that?

 


 

 

 

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