How Capitalism Is Killing Itself

Capitalism is Killing itself

By David Johanssen

There are many indications that the long reign of capitalism may be ending in America. Self-admitted democratic socialist Bernie Sanders has proven enormously successful in spreading the gospel that Marx first preached well over a century ago. The youth, in particular, have flocked in support of Sander’s candidacy in record numbers in reaction to what they see as rampant greed and corruption. Is this socialist movement indicative of a need to redefine capitalism as a deeply flawed and immoral system?

Documentary and Discussion
Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich
Fri, May 13, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Spirits of the Jaguar 4/4: Fifth World of the Aztecs
Sat, May 14, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Che Guevara: The Body and the Legend
Wed, May 18, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
How Capitalism Is Killing Itself
Fri, May 20, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Einstein’s Extraordinary Universe
Sat, May 21, 5pm
50 pesos

All at Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Friday, May 20 at 5pm, learn about this key question with the film, How Capitalism Is Killing Itself. Host Richard Wolf asserts, “Marx set out to uncover the root of social inequality, and identified a purely capitalistic system as its major culprit. In his view, capitalism could only thrive by imposing various social ills upon society such as impoverishment, inequality, and exploitation.” Truth or propaganda? Our discussion follows the film. 50 pesos.

Friday, May 13 at 5pm, Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich. Top-secret skulduggery in Panama allow the rich to conceal vast piles of hidden wealth. The 11.5 million documents leaked last year reveal in graphic detail how a single Panama City law firm set up more than 200,000 companies and trusts to hide the financial affairs of politicians and criminals. The revelation has fueled beliefs that reforming this illicit financial underworld is the only way to achieve a fairer system. 50 pesos.

Wednesday, May 18 at 5pm, Che Guevara: The Body and the Legend. This film shows the last hours of Che Guevara, the reasons that led to the disappearance, and the recovery of his remains. Today, 40 years later, his image is the 21st century’s best-selling icon. Was the disappearance of his body an attempt to stop him from becoming an even more powerful martyr? Discussion to follow, 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a short walk from the Jardin down Insurgentes. Telephone 154-7524 or visit sheltervg4.com to see upcoming events. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent.

 

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