Socialist Night School: The Fight for a Publicly Owned Future

Start: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)

The Fall 2020 STL DSA Socialist Night School continues!

The Socialist Night School is open to anybody interested in learning more about the ideas and history behind left and socialist movements. Like most STL DSA events, we will be conducting these virtually, via Zoom, at least through the end of 2020. In this week's session, we will be covering a few basic readings outlining public ownership.

A key struggle for democratic socialists is the fight for democratic public ownership of utilities to serve the people over profit for private investors. The primary goal of private ownership is profit, and when it interferes in the public sector, it seeks profit at the expense of the people. We will look at privatization as a whole and a case study of Flint, Michigan to see the danger of privatization and why we need to fight for public ownership.

This week's readings are:

"Livable Cities" by Thomas Sugrue from "We Own the Future"

and

"The Poisoning of Flint" by Diane Feeley

Hope to see you there! Note that, upon RSVPing, you will receive a message providing details for the Zoom call.