Even more than the many disasters of the past, this current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.
We are in a battle of worldviews that will determine how we ultimately respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call to leap to a society in which every life has equal value, and we take care of each other as if our lives depended on it. Because, as it turns out, they do.
This Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5pm ET, The Leap is co-sponsoring an online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on how to beat coronavirus capitalism.
What: How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism: An online teach-in
Who: Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 5pm ET
sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Leap, and Debt Collective
In moments of crisis, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes the only path forward that makes sense.
It’s always been possible to protect workers and communities, instead of corporate executives. What we’ve lacked hasn’t been resources, or technology, but political will — which is to say, the political power to make our politicians act in the interest of people and the planet.
The world we live in will never go back to the way it was before — and we don’t want it to.