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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

MARX’S EARLY WRITINGS ON TRANSCENDING CAPITALISM

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

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

 

In contrast to the traditional view that Marx’s work is restricted to a critique of capitalism and does not contain a detailed or coherent conception of its alternative, this presentation will focus on aspects of his early critiques of political economy, from the POVERTY OF PHILOSOPHY (1847) through the GRUNDRISSE (1857-58). We will discuss the notion, developed recently in Peter Hudis’s MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM, that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society that informed his critique of value production, alienated labor, and capitalist accumulation. Instead of focusing on the present with only a passing reference to the future, Marx’s emphasis on capitalism’s tendency towards dissolution is rooted in a specific conception of what should replace it. We will critically re-examine that conception in the context of the quest for an alternative to capitalism, something that has taken on increased importance today.

Suggested reading: Ch. 2 of Peter Hudis, MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM (Haymarket Books, 2013)

 

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

More information: arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org

http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

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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

Raya Dunayevskaya

Raya Dunayevskaya

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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