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CUBA The rhyme rhythm and reasoning or revolution

Sunday, August 02, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Gene Ruyle
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

The rhyme rhythm and reasoning or revolution

Jack Hirschman, born in The Bronx in the 1930s, was a recent Poet Laureate of San Francisco and still upholds at age 80 the title of SF oldest newsie, by virtue of his tireless sales of the People's Tribune. His poetry has been politically present for at least four decades, as has been his mentorship of countless poets and other cultural workers.
Dottie Payne is a teacher and a cultural worker. Until recently her Artistes Internationale was warm and welcoming to poets, musicians, cultural presentations ... until her landlord dropped on her that drone of class warfare called the rent increase. One suspects, however, that that cultural center will be back with geometrically added strength. Dottie's first book of poems is BIRTHMARKS published this year
Dottie and Jack are both founders and members of the SF Revolutionary Poets Brigade. They recently attended the annual conference of the World Poetry Movement, held in Cuba in May. They will be sharing their journey, what transpired at this event, and its significance to our efforts to fuse our cultural work with both the weapon of criticism and. ... criticism of the weapon.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

For info or to subscribe to our weekly announcements,
Call Gene Ruyle at 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at]
For our full schedule, go to
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 6:40PM

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Comrades: We just learned that BART is cancelling transbay service this weekend for repairs, so our scheduled speakers, Dottie and Jack, will have to re-schedule their presentation. Accordingly, we will continue with our Essentials of Scientific Socialism series, as indicated below.

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Essentials of Scientific Socialism: Part of an Ongoing Series
“Clarity about the aims and problems of socialism is of greatest significance in our age of transition.” Einstein’s comment remains true in our Century, when the growing interest in socialism is matched by a growing confusion about socialism. This workshop, led by Gene Ruyle of the ICSS, will be part of an ongoing series seeking to overcome this confusion through study and discussion, focusing on the classics of scientific socialism. This session will focus on a close reading of selected portions of Stalin’s Foundations of Leninism (1924). In preparation, participants are urged to read, or re-read, this important document and bring a copy along with them. (It is online in various places, google it. I will also have in on my computer to project it on the screen.)
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