Bay Area: Solidarity with revolutionary Rojava!

March 4, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Cal.

This Sunday, 3/13, our meeting “Solidarity with revolutionary Rojava!” will also be a celebration of International Women’s Day.
In Rojava, Kurds brought a new life to an archaic communal form. Equality for women became a crucial aspect of a social revolution. See “Witnessing Revolution [=>]

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San Francisco Bay Area: The revolutionary archives of Raya Dunayevskaya

December 10, 2015

This Sunday, 12/13, we continue our series “The revolutionary archives of Raya Dunayevskaya”
The second session is titled “How does Marx’s concept of freedom speak to today’s global economic crises? A Decade of Historic Transformations: From the Grundrisse to Capital“

Is economics a dismal science? How is Marx’s idea of freedom integral to his diving into economics? 

This diving began in his [=>]

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San Francisco Bay Area: ‘Killing Mockingbird’: Culture, reality and the idea of freedom

October 30, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Ca.

In “Killing Mockingbird”  (Nov/Dec N&L) C. Safos shows how today’s Black Lives Matter movement totally shakes up the ground for debates about iconic American novels that deal with race like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Come participate in discussing [=>]

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Historic victory: indeterminate solitary confinement abolished in California

September 2, 2015

Today, September 1, 2015, the prisoners suing the State of California and its prison system announced a settlement, in which the State agreed to abolish its practice of sending people to solitary confinement for an indeterminate term based on the person’s “validation” as supposed gang member.

Photo by Urszula Wislanka.

Photo by Urszula [=>]

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SF Bay Area meeting: Struggle against solitary confinement and a new humanism

August 26, 2015

Sunday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, Ca.

Four years ago Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (PB SHU) prisoners staged their first hunger strike, awakening a nationwide movement in and outside prisons against the pervasive use of long term solitary confinement. Today there are many challenges to what is internationally recognized as state sanctioned [=>]

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San Francisco Bay Area meeting: new moments in Marxist-Humanism

August 5, 2015

This Sunday, 8/09/15, at 6:30 pm, will discuss short (2-page) pieces on new local moments of Marxist-Humanism in thought and action: from a recent discussion of Walter Benjamin at the U.S. Social Forum to new exciting developments in the prison movement. Urszula and Ron just returned from hearing many perspectives on the impact of the prisoners’ [=>]

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Oakland, Ca. meeting: How the Srebrenica massacre of 20 years ago still haunts today’s crisis ridden world

July 24, 2015

Sunday, 7/26, 6:30 pm, Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

On the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre:

How the fascist genocide still haunts today’s crisis ridden world, including the Left which still hasn’t faced the tragedy of Bosnia.

Italian premiere Renzi recently commented that the plight of drowning immigrants fleeing war and terror in Africa was “Europe’s Srebrenica today”. Renzi’s moment [=>]

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Oakland meeting: Hegel and Haiti

October 1, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.Niebyl-Proctor Library6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oaklandcome up the back stairs

In the March 2001 News & Letters, John Alan’s Black/Red column, “Hegel and Black history,” was an appreciation and critique of Susan Buck-Morss’ original article “Hegel and Haiti” where she took the whole world of Hegel scholarship to task for not [=>]

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Hegel and Black history

September 30, 2014

There is compelling evidence that the Haitian Revolution of 1803 was a source for Hegel’s narrative on the master/slave relation in the PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT.

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