Sheffield Public Meeting


Evidence of the crisis threatening the entire planet is increasingly stark. Desertification, flooding, hurricanes and cyclones, uncontrolled forest fires all destroy the very basis of life for the "women and men of no property" - the worldwide working class. This, of course, is massively increased by the spreading "wars without end". Whole communities are forced to migrate while the bosses' states raise barriers and walls.

The ecological devastation has been highlighted by the mushrooming mass actions around the School Students' Strikes and the activities of groups such as Extinction Rebellion (XR). Their campaigning focuses on a wish for Governments to save the planet, for corporations to be more considerate and for those who neither own nor control to alter their consumption patterns.

Such arguments put forward by those who seek a "kinder capitalism" are fatally flawed. The root causes of this ultimate ecological crisis are not about gaps in the democratic facade, neither can it be solved by tweaking our lifestyles while the bosses' system based on profit and ruination leads us to the brink of an abyss.

In the latest edition of our broadsheet Aurora the main article is headed "Climate Change: Capitalism is the Problem". CWO has called this meeting to highlight the unbreakable link between the continuation of capitalism and the accelerating degradation of the planet.

Many thousands of people have begun to realise that we cannot allow "business as usual" to continue. The meeting will explore the "hows and whys" of the vital need to move towards a truly sustainable future for humanity. At the core of the required change is the need for a revolutionary replacement of the capitalist system with a world-wide association of freely associated producers - a world without alienation or exploitation.

We welcome anyone interested in joining the discussion.

When: Saturday, 22 June 2019, at 3pm

Where: Rutland Arms, 86 Brown St, Sheffield, S1 2BS

Hosted by: Communist Workers' Organisation (CWO)