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Online event: Meeting the challenges of this year of pandemic, climate, economic, and political disasters
August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
You’re invited to a discussion of News and Letters Committees’ “Call for Convention”
to work out perspectives for 2021-2022
Ꮬ What should a revolutionary group do to meet the challenges of the next year?
Ꮬ How will the philosophy of Marxist-Humanism impact these decisions?
Ꮬ How will we meet the challenges arising from the creativity of the movements from practice—from the Black movement for freedom, the struggle for women’s liberation, LGBTQI+ people, to disability rights and more?
From the “Call”: “The pandemic and the climate and ecological crisis struck at a time when the world capitalist system had shown itself unable to extricate itself from a prolonged economic slump, and they deepened it. This is not likely to be vanquished by the temporary stimulus passed by Congress under the Trump and Biden administrations, despite the ‘sugar rush’ recovery. That very weakness and the unrest brewing also underlies the system’s enabling of fascist movements, including scapegoating of immigrants or people from other countries for the pandemic and environmental problems….
“Despite the far right’s setback in the last elections, their pernicious power is seen in everything from the Supreme Court’s recent racist decisions on voting rights to the raft of ultra-reactionary laws being passed in nearly half the states. Above all, it is seen in the way the Jan. 6 insurrection and failed coup is being treated as yesterday’s news….They are unable even to pass a law to set up an independent commission to investigate Jan. 6, let alone pass sweeping bills protecting voting rights and labor organizing….
“All of this is occurring not just despite but because of the massive revolt that tore through the land in 2020, bringing to the fore a new revolutionary generation led by the youth, particularly the Black youth, particularly women of color and Trans, Two-Spirit and Genderqueer people.”
The “Call” in its entirety can be found at https://newsandletters.org/call-for-convention-2021/
DATE: Thursday, August 12
TIME: 7:30 PM Central Time
To find out how to sign on to the free video meeting contact
News and Letters Committees for connection details at firstname.lastname@example.org