Saturday, October 29, 2016

Voters' Dilemma

DSA Vice Chair Joseph Schwartz and Theresa Alt discuss the decisions faced by voters disappointed in the results of the presidential primaries: vote for the lesser evil? a third-party candidate? not vote at all? Given the peculiarities of the US election system, the same action may have different impacts in different states. Recorded August 10, 2016.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

How Did Freiburg Get So Green?

Dominic Frongillo tells us more about the sustainable practices of the city of Freiburg, Germany. It all began with resistance to a proposed nuclear plant. The protesters then turned to politics, and the Green Party grew. But there is more that makes green practices possible. The utility company is owned by 90 municipalities and carries out their policies of sustainability. Federal money makes many projects possible. Young people don't go into debt over education or health expenses, so they can participate in public life. Recorded April 13, 2016.

Freiburg Models Sustainability

"Freiburg Models Sustainability" Dominic Frongillo, formerly a member of the Caroline Town Board, has been living in Freiburg, Germany for a few years. The City of Freiburg takes pride in its high standards of sustainability. Energy comes from diverse renewable sources, especially solar and biomass. Buildings are built or retrofitted to be highly insulated. Transportation provides for walking, bicycles, electric trams and rail. Ithaca can learn from Freiburg. Recorded April 13, 2016.

Monday, October 10, 2016

What is Democratic Socialism?

And Why It Is the Alternative to Capitalism An interactive workshop led by Maria Svart National Director of Democratic Socialists of America Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM in the Durland Alternatives Library (was the Café) in Anabel Taylor Hall, 548 College Ave., Cornell Campus, Ithaca Free.