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Humanism vs. fascism
Date Sunday December 11
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl-Proctor Library,
6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz)
Oakland, Ca.
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorRon Kelch
On the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution:
Humanism vs. fascism, opposing capitalism then and now

Hailed by Martin Luther King, Jr., Hungarian revolutionaries in 1956 not only created a new form of direct democracy in Workers’ Councils but raised Marx’s humanism as freedom from Communism. “The goal of human development, the form of human society,” which Marx had warned is not communism, took center stage against the single-party-state.

Today various forms of humanism, from Black Lives Matter to Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement, also project humanism as an answer to global capitalism. Can Marx’s humanism help our age in is search for a way to unite the idea of freedom with a new post-capitalist reality? (see “Spontaneity of action and organization of thought. In memoriam: Hungarian Revolution”, Nov-Dec N&L at newsandletters.org)

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