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

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 as force of revolution
IV. International crises
V. Lies, facts and ground
VI. The Russian Revolution, 100 years ago and its meaning today
VII. Tasks


 

From the Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives: “The total degeneracy of today’s capitalism is shown by the rising threat of fascism internationally, especially with the corrupt and lawless Donald Trump in coalition with the theocratic Right, with racist extremists such as the alt-right and anti- immigrant groups, with megacorporations like ExxonMobil, with finance capital like Goldman Sachs, and with fellow plutocrats like Robert Mercer, Carl Icahn and the Koch brothers.”

Because our age is in such crisis, facing a choice between absolute terror or freedom, a revolutionary organization can no longer allow a separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, “inside” and “outside.” We ask you to join in the discussion of these Perspectives. We are not presenting any “pat answers” to the question, “Where Do We Go From Here?” We are raising questions that demand answers—and asking you to help us work them out.

Included in the May-June issue of News & Letters: 
https://newsandletters.org/PDF-ARCHIVE/2017/2017-05-06.pdf

312-431-8242 / arise@newsandletters.org / www.newsandletters.org

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