Chicago meeting: Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution

DATE: Monday, May 4, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

The Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2015-2016
Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution

Protesters at national demonstration in St. Louis Oct. 11-12, 2014, against police killings. Actions were prompted by the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.  (Photo by Mar Quita Bradshaw for News & Letters)

Protesters at national demonstration in St. Louis Oct. 11-12, 2014, against police killings. Actions were prompted by the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo by MarQuita Bradshaw for News & Letters)

I. Black Lives Matter

II. Things fall apart
A. Arab Spring: Revolution and war
B. Economic weakness and shifts in global politics
C. Whiff of fascism

III. Greek masses in peril

IV. Marxist-Humanist organization & philosophy

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From the Draft Perspectives:

The deep crisis that jolted capitalism beginning in 2007, persisting to this day, shapes the political and economic situation worldwide. So does the revolt that arose in the crisis. Internationally, it erupted in the Arab Spring, as well as in occupations, strikes and protests from Greece to Spain. The depth, breadth and persistence of the revolt, together with the intractability of the crisis, points to the possibility of a new society on human foundations….Within the U.S. the revolt has ranged from the 2008 factory occupation at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago to prison strikes in Georgia and California, from Texas women packing the statehouse to oppose a draconian anti-abortion bill to the fightback against anti-Gay measures that spurred the legalization of marriage equality, from Occupy Wall Street’s nationwide spread to today’s struggles of low-paid workers for a living wage and the coast-to-coast cry, “Black lives matter!”

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