Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: September-October deadline

September 5, 2018

The deadline for the September-October 2018 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, September 9.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world.  News & Letters will run articles and Readers’ Views about [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Climate change, capitalism, and Trump

August 21, 2018

WHEN: Monday, August 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Climate change, capitalism, and Trump

Demonstrators at Standing Rock making their ideas known.

Movements of youth, Indigenous peoples, and environmental justice show the possibility of a radically different direction. Their activism [=>]

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Chicago meeting: The nuclear threat in the age of Trump-Kim

August 2, 2018

WHEN: Hiroshima Day, Monday, August 6, 2018,  6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

73 years after Hiroshima/Nagasaki
The nuclear threat in the age of Trump-Kim

Since the Non-Proliferation Treaty was agreed to 50 years ago, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel have [=>]

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Chicago: Study group in Marxism and Freedom

June 29, 2018

Do you want to learn about Marx’s actual ideas on what capitalism is and what is needed for full human liberation, and what Marxist-Humanism means? Come to a study group on Marxism and Freedom, from 1776 until Today, a foundational Marxist-Humanist book by Raya Dunayevskaya. Meetings will be on Thursday nights at 7:30, beginning July [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Stop Trump’s racist war on refugees!

June 23, 2018

WHEN: Monday, June 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: 228 S. Wabash, Chicago, Room 210

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Fascism is absolute inhumanity
Stop Trump’s racist war on refugees!

One of the many demonstration against Trump’s inhuman policy of taking children from immigrants. This one was in Lombard, Ill., on June 20.

Trump’s [=>]

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Chicago meeting–Marx at 200: Philosopher of permanent revolution in today’s global crises and revolts

May 10, 2018

WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Marx at 200 (1818-2018): Philosopher of permanent revolution in today’s global crises and revolts
Does Marx’s analysis of capitalism hold true for today?

Can Marx’s emancipatory vision speak to social movements [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Fighting Trump and his fascist allies in practice and theory

May 2, 2018

WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2018-2019
Fighting Trump and his fascist allies in practice and theory

Demonstration in Sacramento, Calif., against the police murder of Stephon Clark on April 5, 2018. [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: May-June deadline

April 8, 2018

The deadline for the May-June 2018 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, April 15.

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Chicago meeting: Specters of Revolt

March 31, 2018

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 7:00 PM (note: not our usual meeting day/time)
WHERE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash #230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Specters of Revolt: On the Intellect of Insurrection and Philosophy from Below

After the revolutionary 1960s did not abolish capitalism, it was evident that dominant forms of [=>]

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Chicago meeting: #MeToo, Women’s Marches: Where do we go from here?

March 13, 2018

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

#MeToo, Women’s Marches:
Where do we go from here?

Women of action marching in Washington, D.C., at the Women’s March on Jan. 20, 2018. Photo: Victoria Pickering, victoriapickering.com/2018/01/womens-march-d-c/.

“Women have changed [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: March-April deadline

February 19, 2018

The deadline for the March-April 2018 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, February 25.

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Chicago meeting. Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal—The Roots of the Movement for Black Freedom

February 13, 2018

WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion for Black History Month on:

Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal—The Roots of the Movement for Black Freedom

“Denby’s is an engrossing account of wildcat strikes, union discord, racial disputes within shops, [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: January-February deadline

January 10, 2018

The deadline for the January-February 2018 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, January 14.

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Meetings on the anniversary of the Russian Revolution

November 10, 2017

Meetings on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution!

Nov. 12 in Los Angeles and Oakland, Nov. 13 in Chicago:

Los Angeles meeting: 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution
WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado (north of Sunset, side door)

Oakland meeting: “October” and “What Happens After?”
WHEN: Sunday, [=>]

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Los Angeles meeting: 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

November 9, 2017

WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado (north of Sunset, side door)

Los Angeles News and Letters Committee invites you to a discussion on;

The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

* The Russian Revolution as the most important revolution of the 20th century

* The self activity of the masses [=>]

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Oakland meeting: “October” and “What Happens After?”

WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oakland, Ca.

Bay Area News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

October and “What Happens After?”

October by science fiction writer China Mieville tells the story of the 1917 Russian Revolution from February to October, calling those earthshaking events “still ground zero for [=>]

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Chicago meeting: The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

“From the proof that revolution can succeed and the working class can attain power, the magnificent events of 1917 Russian Revolution [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: November-December deadline

October 23, 2017

The deadline for the November-December 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, October 29.

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Chicago meeting: Mexico and Puerto Rico: When “natural phenomena” reveal the oppressive nature of capitalism

October 9, 2017

WHEN: Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Mexico and Puerto Rico: When “natural phenomena” reveal the oppressive nature of capitalism

On Puerto Rico: “Trump starkly expressed the logic of capitalism when speaking of Puerto Rico to the National Association of Manufacturers. [=>]

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Chicago event for Day of Syrian Rage: A Global Day of Human Conscience

October 2, 2017

Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Federal Plaza, Adams and S. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604
Day of Syrian Rage
A Global Day of Human Conscience

Hosted by Umyma Abogoda

Activists of the Syrian revolution invite you to protest in the capitals, and wherever decisions are made around the world; to share in our expressions [=>]

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Chicago meeting: On its 150th anniversary, let’s talk about Marx’s ‘Capital’

September 22, 2017

WHEN: Monday September 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion:

On its 150th anniversary, let’s talk about Marx’s Capital

¯ As Trump’s racist, sexist neo-fascism threatens to take hold in the U.S., what relevance does Marx’s Capital hold for today’s activists?

¯ [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Rising U.S. racism challenges all freedom movements

September 7, 2017

WHEN: Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Rising U.S. racism challenges all freedom movements

“On the night of Aug. 11, over a thousand Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, and ‘alt-right’ marchers invaded the University of Virginia, attacking students [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: September-October deadline

August 14, 2017

The deadline for the September-October 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, August 20.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world. Nationwide, events have been held in solidarity [=>]

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Chicago meeting: revolutionary journalism

June 12, 2017

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash #230, Chicago IL 60604

Come and be a part of revolutionary journalism!  Help shape the next issue of News & Letters. Discuss what should be covered, respond to drafts of articles, share your own story with the world! Report on your workplace, [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: July-August deadline

The deadline for the July-August 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, June 18.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world. Demonstrations and discussions have mushroomed since the [=>]

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Los Angeles meeting: Repression, Resistance, Rebellion in the U.S. and Mexico

June 6, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 6 PM
Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado (north of Sunset, side door), Los Angeles, CA

International Forum — News & Letters and Praxis en América Latina:
Repression, Resistance, Rebellion in the U.S. and Mexico

● Immigrants and allies challenge Trump’s inhumanity

● Zapatistas, National Indigenous Congress, Ayotzinapa parents

speakers: Buddy Bell, Eugene Walker

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Chicago meeting: Philosophy and revolt confront Trump’s drive to fascism

May 11, 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:
The Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2017-2018

Philosophy and revolt confront Trump’s drive to fascism

I. Trumpism as an excrescence of world capitalism’s crises
II. The capital relation
III. U.S. forces of revolt as reason; philosophy [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: May-June deadline

April 9, 2017

The deadline for the May-June 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, April 16.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world. Demonstrations and discussions have mushroomed since the [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Trump and the Failing Capitalism That Employs Him

March 26, 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Trump and the Failing Capitalism That Employs Him

Capitalism’s degeneracy is manifest in President Donald Trump’s regime’s attempt to gut social services, legislate misogyny, demonize immigrants and Muslims and [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: March-April deadline

February 17, 2017

The deadline for the March-April 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, February 26.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world—such as Trump’s moves to pull the world far [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Trump’s fascism is NOT the new normal—opposition to it is!

February 10, 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Trump’s fascism is NOT the new normal—opposition to it is!

Trump’s inauguration was immediately confronted by Women’s Marches across the country and around the world which were unprecedented [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Marxist-Humanist Organization

January 28, 2017

When: Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 PM 
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Marxist-Humanist Organization

Part of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as we fight to change our oppressive reality of exploitation of labor, racism, sexism, hatred [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: Jan.-Feb. deadline

January 5, 2017

The deadline for the January-February 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, January 15.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world—such as Trump’s moves to pull the world far [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy in Our Time

January 3, 2017

When: Wednesday, January 4, 6:30 PM 
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy in Our Time

Part of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as we fight to change our oppressive reality [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Hegel and Lenin

December 9, 2016

When: Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 PM 
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Hegel and Lenin

Part of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as we fight to change our oppressive reality of exploitation of labor, racism, [=>]

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Chicago meeting: After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

December 1, 2016

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

Protest in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 10, 2016. Approximately 1,000 people participated. Photo by Gregg Bekke flickr.com/photos/gdbrekke/30278724284/

The [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: Nov.-Dec. deadline

November 10, 2016

The deadline for the November-December 2016 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, November 13.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world—such as the U.S. elections, the struggle in [=>]

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Chicago meeting: On Spontaneous Forms of Organization vs. Vanguard Parties

October 15, 2016

When: Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM (Note new day of the week)
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

On Spontaneous Forms of Organization vs. Vanguard Parties

The first of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Rage against genocide in Aleppo

September 30, 2016

When: Tuesday [note new day], October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Rage against genocide in Aleppo

The Syrian Revolution that began with non-violent Arab Spring demonstrations for freedom in 2011 has survived five years of Bashar al-Assad’s [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Nuclear waste traveling soon to your neighborhood

September 16, 2016

When: Monday, September, 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News & Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on: 

Nuclear waste traveling soon to your neighborhood

Nuclear packages, much of their contents radioactive waste, are constantly being transported around the world by land, sea and air. In the decommissioning process at the Zion [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Climate change, wildfires, and creative revolt

August 23, 2016

When: Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion:

Fires in Canada’s tar sands region and the creative revolt against climate chaos

Several wildfires have been raging in California this month. Climate change is a factor in the increasing [=>]

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Chicago meeting: How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Changes Everything

July 8, 2016

DATE/TIME: Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion in the wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota:

How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Changes Everything

Alton Sterling

• What is this moment [=>]

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Deadline for July-August 2016 News & Letters

June 10, 2016

The deadline for the July-August 2016 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, June 19. Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world.

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