CAPITALISM’S WORLD OF ENDLESS CRISIS AND UPHEAVAL: IS THERE A WAY OUT?
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
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)
Kevin Anderson, author of MARX AT THE MARGINS and LENIN, HEGEL, AND WESTERN MARXISM
Robert “Gabe” Gabrielsky, longtime socialist and labor activist
The six-year-long global economic crisis has placed in stark relief the fact that capitalism serves as a constraint on the development of the vast majority of the world’s population, while enriching the few at an unprecedented level. At the same time, we have also witnessed in this period the rise of revolutionary and protest movements on a scale unprecedented since the 1960s and 1970s.
This meeting will explore issues such as:
(1) whether the present crisis is an outgrowth of neoliberal policies or of long-term economic stagnation in the major capitalist economies;
(2) the added impact of the crisis on Blacks, Latino/as and women and the new forms of opposition this has engendered, from the Trayvon Martin protests to the abortion rights movement;
(3) the contradictory legacy of global forms of protest and revolution over the past several years, from the Arab revolutions and the Occupy movement to the more recent upsurges in Turkey, Bosnia, and Ukraine;
(4) the specific historical contribution of Marxist-Humanism as illustrated most recently by A DREADFUL DECEIT: THE MYTH OF RACE FROM THE COLONIAL ERA TO OBAMA’S AMERICA, which contains Jacqueline Jones’s widely read exploration of the life and work of Charles Denby (Simon Owens), the Black autoworker who was, along with Raya Dunayevskaya, the co-founder of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.
Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization
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