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Marx is Back

Monday, April 27, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Haymarket Books
Location Details:
Laney College
Student Conference Room
Laney Student Center, 4th floor
Oakland, CA

They said that Marx was dead--that capitalism had triumphed. Then came the realities of globalization. Then came endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then came the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now, Marx's ideas seem to explain the world a lot better than what you see on Fox News.

But Marx also predicted that the inequalities of capitalism would give rise to resistance. And we've only just begun to see the emergence of a new generation of struggles, from the protests for immigrant rights, to the factory occupations of workers in Chicago, to the massive outpouring of solidarity with the people of Gaza and Palestine.

Come to a discussion of Marx's ideas and how they apply to today, and then get involved in helping us to build a movement that puts Marx’s ideas into practice! As Marx himself said, "Philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it!"

Featured Speakers:

Ragina Johnson has been a leading activist in the anti-war and Palestinian Solidarity movements. In 2006 she coordinated the successful College Not Combat campaign for Prop. I which passed in S.F. and is currently fighting for LGBT rights and the overturn of Prop. 8. Her recent political studies focus on the face of poverty in the United States, attempting to debunk the politics of personal responsibility.

Sid Patel is a Bay Area socialist activist. He was a founding member of the Campus Antiwar Network, and has also organized for immigrant rights, gay marriage, and against the death penalty. He contributes to, most recently with coverage of the No on Prop 8 demonstrations.
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