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Peter Hudis

Peter Hudis

ROOTING THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM IN THE TRANSCENDENCE OF ALIENATION

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013

6:00-8:00 PM

Westside Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear), Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building, Culver City (LA area)

Speaker:

ALI KIANI, Iranian Marxist activist and translator

For centuries, capitalism has bred exploitation, dispossession, ecological destruction, and alienation. As Marx wrote concerning the slave trade, the “turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalized the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production.” These kinds of processes continue through today, as do protest, resistance, and revolution.  Therefore the question arises:  Is there an alternative to capitalism? For too long, the answer was posed in terms of state control of the economy, as in the Soviet Union. In the 21st century, radicals are looking beyond such false choices.  In this meeting we go directly back to Marx, whose writings on alienation have as their underlying principle the notion of non-alienated human relations in a new human society.

Suggested reading:

Ch. 1 of Peter Hudis’s MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM:  “The Transcendence of Alienation in the Writings of the Young Marx”

[Copies available at a discount at the meeting]

[This is the first in a series of meetings on this topic — next one Jan. 19, same time and place — in preparation for the author’s visit to LA in spring 2014.]

Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization

More information: arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org

http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org

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