Saturday, June 2, 2012
Speaker: Woody Nance, political activist; Greg Burris, radical film critic; and Mansoor M, Iranian cultural worker
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Venue: Community Room A, Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles
Sponsor: West Coast Marxist-Humanists, an affiliate of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization
The deep crisis of global capitalism has led to austerity and renewed racism and sexism, both in the U.S. and abroad, problems that point to the systemic nature of the crisis. At the same time, the 2011-12 Arab revolutions and the other movements around the world that have sprung up in their wake – from Wisconsin and the Indignados in Spain to the London riots and the Occupy movement – have created a new global situation in which democratic movements and uprisings have begun to challenge capitalism, at least in its neoliberal form. We will discuss the high points and the contradictions inside these movements and also assess the response of Marxist-Humanists to these developments, both theoretically and practically.
Note: Westside Pavilion is at Pico & Westwood Boulevards; Community Room A is on east side of the mall, third floor, behind food court; 3 hours free parking is available in mall’s lot.
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