Chicago meeting: CLIMATE, CAPITALISM, AND SOCIALISM

October 19, 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

The movements around climate are the source of some of the most widespread questioning of capitalism and within them there is an incomplete discussion of a needed “theory of change.” In the climate justice movement is a growing realization [=>]

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

October 14, 2019

The deadline for the November-December 2019 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, October 20.

Share your story with the world!

And if you haven’t already, check out our latest issue and our most recent articles:

Global Climate Strike–Chicago

Voices from Global Climate Strike

Essay: Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13

September-October 2019 issue of News & Letters is online

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Chicago meeting: They’re coming for the immigrants–and for you

August 4, 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

They’re coming for the immigrants–and for you

“Mostly unreported court testimony offers a fuller picture of the horror exacted upon men, women and children simply for crossing the U.S. border. Children [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Critical Reflections on Capitalist China, by Richard Gilman-Opalsky

June 26, 2019

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan, Studio 632B, Chicago

You are invited to a talk on:

Critical Reflections on Capitalist China
given by Professor Richard Gilman-Opalsky

We live in a world where the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful capitalist organizations on Earth. What do socialism, Marxism, and communism [=>]

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Chicago events: Building Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution

Saturday, July 6, 2019

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Rally on Michigan Ave. at Congress Plaza Garden, east side of Michigan at Ida B. Wells Drive, just south of art museum.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Forum, discussion and get-together at 228 South Wabash Avenue #230

We will begin with a street rally on Michigan Avenue to raise awareness about [=>]

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

June 15, 2019

The deadline for the July-August 2019 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, June 16.

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And if you haven’t already, check out our latest issue and our most recent articles:

Sudan: Call to Action

Nuevo número de Praxis en América Latina

Stop the Criminalization of Immigrants!

Revolution in Sudan Under Attack!

Freedom has to mean we [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2019-2020

May 3, 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 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, 2019-2020
Humanity’s choice: Freedom and revolution or fascism, war and genocide

Two events that happened almost simultaneously on March 15 dramatically reveal the tectonic forces ripping at this [=>]

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

April 9, 2019

The deadline for the May-June 2019 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, April 14.

Share your story with the world in our special Draft Perspectives issue! 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 the [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Women bearing the brunt of reaction lead the resistance

March 21, 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

Some of the thousands of Indian women who recently marched for dignity across 200 districts in 24 states to raise awareness of rape and rape culture. Photo: Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan.

News and Letters Committees invites you to a [=>]

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

February 22, 2019

The deadline for the March-April 2019 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, February 24.

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. What is your view of the state [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Revolutionary Journalism: Do you have a story to tell?

February 14, 2019

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Revolutionary Journalism: Do you have a story to tell?

 

Los Angeles, Calif., teachers from the Hawkins school district rally and strike on Jan. 14, 2019.

Come to an editing session for [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Socialism and Women’s Liberation

December 8, 2018

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Socialism and Women’s Liberation

 

♀ Does socialism—which historically has been interpreted to be about labor—speak to women’s struggle for freedom; to the #MeToo movement; the struggle to end rape culture; [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Socialism and Ecology

November 30, 2018

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago, Illinois

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Socialism and Ecology

 

  • Can socialism reverse the environmental damage and spiraling climate change caused by fossil-fueled industrial capitalism?
  • What can we learn from the terrible environmental record of so-called Communist countries?
  • Can strategies such as a “green new deal” or [=>]

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

October 30, 2018

The deadline for the November-December 2018 issue of News & Letters is Thursday, November 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.  News & Letters will run articles and Readers’ Views about [=>]

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Chicago meetings: What is Socialism in 2018-2019?

October 25, 2018

Selected Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
starting Wednesday, October 31, 6:30 PM
at the News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago, Illinois

News and Letters Committees invites you to a series of four discussions on:

What is Socialism in 2018-2019?

► What is the relationship between what Karl Marx worked out in Capital to what Bernie Sanders calls socialism?

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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.

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.

And if you haven’t already, check out our latest [=>]

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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.

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. 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.

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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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.

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 [=>]

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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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