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Title: Bay Area Marxism Conference
START DATE: Saturday November 17
TIME: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location Details:
UC Berkeley
VLSB 2060, Moffitt 101 and 102
Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type: Conference
Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism does not work for us. And millions of people around the world--from mine workers in South Africa to students in Quebec to teachers in Chicago--are fighting back.

Marxism provides a revolutionary understanding and strategy for ridding society of exploitation and oppression once and for all. We want more than just resistance, we want to win. Join us!

Sliding scale donation: $5-$20.



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§Rooms updated
by Jeremy Sunday Oct 28th, 2012 3:24 AM
The rooms for the conference have been updated. It will be held in VLSB 2060 and Moffitt 101 and 102.

Registration at 10am and the morning session at 11am will be held in VLSB 2060.

The afternoon sessions will all be in Moffitt 101 and 102. Please check back at our web site for updates on the exact scheduling of sessions.
§Bay Area Marxism Conference
by Ragina Johnson ( iso [at] norcalsocialism.org ) Friday Nov 9th, 2012 10:30 PM
UC Berkeley - VLSB 2060, Moffitt 101 and 102
Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704



Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism does not work for us. And millions of people around the world--from mine workers in South Africa to students in Quebec to teachers in Chicago--are fighting back.

Marxism provides a revolutionary understanding and strategy for ridding society of exploitation and oppression once and for all. We want more than just resistance, we want to win. Join us!

Topics Include:

Marxism, the Economic Crisis and Resistance * How Will U.S. Workers Become Revolutionary? * Marxism and Revolution Today * Marxism and Workers Struggle in South Africa * Marxism and Women's Liberation * Russia: a Case Study in Workers Power and Revolution * Marxism and Black Liberation * Marxism and the Revolutionary Party

Special Guest Speaker: Ahmed Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review and author of Black Liberation and Socialism.

Sliding scale donation: $5-$20.

Registration at 10am in Valley Life Sciences Building 2060. Opening session is in VLSB 2060 from 11am-12pm. All other sessions are in Moffitt 101 & 102.

The full schedule will be posted at norcalsocialism.org.

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by Unity Jack
Saturday Nov 10th, 2012 3:36 PM
Instead of the Neo-Cons competition against nations, and aggressive wars as foreign policy, the Marxist slogan of 'Workers of all countries unite'! shows a path to the liberation and peaceful co-existence of all countries in the world. This communist slogan, ends aggressive war as any nations foreign policy.

That is the liberation side of the Second World War. Liberation was set as ending aggressive war as any nations foreign policy, and that path forward for all nations is to hence forth be collective agree as democracy for mutual benefit as a path to settling disputes between nations. The UN Charter stipulates that the United Nations comes into being to make war just a long distant memory for the comming generations.

Nuremberg Trials chaired by the U.S. Judge Jackson, wrote into international law that the planning and doing of aggressive war is the supreme international crime on the planet earth, as it sets in motiong a wave of backward reaction throughout the world. He further says it is the supreme international crime, whether Germany does it or the U.s.A. does it. These two international anti-fascist treaties are signed on to the U.S. Constitution and thereby constitute the 'Law of the Land.

The Imperialist Camp headed by U.s. Imperialism is breaking all the anti-fascist covenants and putting in place the discredited millitary methods of the Nazis-fascist Axis powers of 1) might makes right, 2) Unilateralism, 3) Pre-emptive strikes. This is causing more and more aggressive wars to take place, and the result is millions killed throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The Imperiallist -camp is re-coquoring the world to steal the resourses of other countries. This is why studies of Marxism are relevant to the needs of the workers and all peoples in all countries of the world. Workers of the world, unite!! End pollution wars, not endless wars for more and more pollution.

Restore the matriarchy by implementing 'Gender Parity' as the world's trade unions suggest, natures 50-50 electing.

Re-tool to the renewables such as wind, tidal, and solar power which transforms to electricity, and end the oxygen burn-out to carbon-dioxide that we cannnot life on. Quit coal, gas, oil, and atomic energy as it is destroying the planets livability.

Already the oxygen has been burnt out by 38% and now fossil fuels are cascading CO2 into the atmosphere at a rate far faster than mother nature can return oxygen back. That means the atmosphere is in a mode called 'fail-safe' and the Imperialist -Camp is waring to burn-out more and faster the remaining oxygen. Asphyiation is not liberation it is ending air breathing livability for the planets life.

Marxism seeks truth in the material world and sets programes to end exploitation and destructive practices everywhere. Workers of the world, unite!! You yet have a world to win!!