Denver: The Crisis of Capitalism and the Socialist Alternative

Speaker: Bart Vandersteene, Socialist Alternative organizer in Seattle, Washington. 


After Kshama Sawant’s historic electoral victory in Seattle, Washington, Socialist Alternative is a rapidly growing organization that recently launched a nationwide campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour. Join us for a discussion and learn how you can join Socialist Alternative to help build a chapter in Denver and bring the 15 Now! campaign to Colorado. 


Capitalism has created a world in constant crisis leaving the 99% majority in poverty with declining incomes while the richest 1% enjoy record breaking profits! According to a recent report by Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Colorado’s top 1% income earners accounted for ALL income growth between 2009 and 2011 while Colorado’s 99% incomes declined by 4%. Too many families are forced to live on near minimum wage while the cost of living continues to rise!

It’s no surprise that many are looking for a real alternative, and noticeable interest in socialism is growing fast. A 2011 poll showed that a majority between the ages of 18 and 29 view socialism favorably. In Seattle, Socialist Alternative ran Kshama Sawant as an openly socialist candidate who didn’t accept even one dime in corporate money for city council and won with nearly 100,000 votes! Since this groundbreaking victory Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative launched the 15 Now! campaign that is wildly popular nationwide. Come consider joining Socialist Alternative and help build a chapter in Denver that can strengthen movements for social and environmental justice!

When: Monday, February 24th, 5:30-9:30pm
Where: The Gypsy House Cafe, 1279 Marion St. Denver Co