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Constitution, Law & Rights - Discussion

Date:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Presentation and discussion on
Constitution, Law, and Rights - in capitalist society and in the future socialist society, selections from the writings of Bob Avakian and excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

Many claim the U.S. Constitution is a model for all societies because it protects "freedom: and peoples' rights." Yet, under this system, murder by police is rampant, millions of people are incarcerated, and there is not, and there can be no basic rights necessary for survival -- like a "right to eat." But why is this?

What role does the U.S. Constitution and legal system play in reinforcing exploitation and oppression? How is it the legal underpinning of today's capitalist society?

Some accuse communism of stripping peoples' individual rights. But how does Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism actually give far greater scope to human freedom and the protection of individual rights? What legal structure is outlined in the Constitution for a New Socialist Republic?
In comparing and contrasting the concepts of constitution, law, and rights under both capitalism and socialism, what are the profound differences in social content and role?

Bring your thoughts and your comments to the discussion!
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jun 13, 2015 11:13AM
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