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Capitalism is Crisis


The Working Class, Black Liberation & Revolution



Saturday, October 29th

Chicago, DePaul University

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$5-$20 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Childcare available – contact us by Oct. 22th

2011 is a year of revolution and revolt — from Egypt, to Madison; from London Riots, to the fight to save Troy Davis; from teachers, longshoremen taking a stand to the growing US-wide ‘Occupy’ movement — and with every growth in struggle socialist politics become more and more relevant. The Midwest Marxism Conference will present activists from across the region with an opportunity to learn what Marxists say about race, class, and revolution, and to exchange experiences with others similarly engaged in the struggle for a better world.

Folks traveling to Chicago from out of town can touch base with our host committee to request housing for Friday and Saturday night by calling 773 236-1848, or by emailing

More information, a downloadable poster & readings are available here:  



11:30AM-Noon Registration


            • Why Marx was Right


            • No Power Greater: Marxism and the centrality of class

            • Where does racism come from?

2:15PM-3:15PM Lunch


            • The 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strike: a case study in working-class power

            • The Black Freedom Struggle: from Martin to the Black Panthers


            • The changing working class and the future of the labor movement

            • Black Liberation and Socialism


            • Building a Revolutionary Socialist Alternative Today

7PM Dinner & Party


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