The YouTube video of Saturday, February 9, 2013 is now up and available for viewing on the YouTube channel of The Open University of the Left.
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Kim Scipes: The Three Legged Stool: US Empire, US Capitalism and Global Climate Change
February 9, Saturday, 2:30 pm,
Open University of the Left
Lincoln Park Public Library
1150 W. Fullerton, ChicagoAs people have tried to understand what's currently going on in the United States, especially for the purpose of instigating social change, they tend to focus their analysis on US capitalism. Some people try to add an analysis of environmentalism to that of capitalism. And a few even focus on the US Empire. So, we have one or even two explanations for what's going on.Kim Scipes argues that while these analysis are important, they are insufficient; he argues that they must each be included in a three-factor analysis of US Empire, US capitalism and Global Climate Change. He will discuss these approaches, and ramifications of including all three factors to our analysis. It should be a lively session, challenging both single and dual factor analyses.—–Dr. Kim Scipes is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University North Central in Westville, IN, but lives in Chicago. A long-time labor and social change activist, he has published two books and over 130 articles and book reviews since 1984. His latest book is AFL-CIO's Secret War on Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage, now out in paperback, and is currently working on a book tentatively titled Building International Labor Solidarity Today: Lessons from the Philippines, South Africa, Europe and the United States from the 1980s and `90s.