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What will be our activities in the no-profit structure?
Date Saturday October 07
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland 94609
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorNorma J F Harrison
Emailnormaha [at] pacbell.net
Phone(510)526-3968
Political Affairs Discussion
a monthly feature of
The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley)
invites you to join us Saturday, October 7, 2017, Noon – 2 pm
at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library for Social Research
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (bet. Alcatraz and 66th) Wheelchair accessible.

“Imagine” (envision – to give substance to our organizing)

What will be our activities in the no-profit structure?

There will not be an external ‘work’.., job. We will just live and do .... what...

Recommended preparation:
  The Meaning of Work: A Marxist Perspective | Harry Magdoff
https://monthlyreview.org/2006/10/01/the-meaning-of-work-a-marxist-perspective/
* View: The Man Who Planted Trees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvYh8ar3tc
* View: Bioneers, on Biomimicry https://www.linktv.org/shows/bioneers/episodes/janine-benyus-biomimicry-as-a-cooperative-inquiry
Name a productive behavior people would do …
1. making scenery for a theatrical production …
2. __________

“Look at the scorn Marx heaps on Smith for this negative attitude to work: In the sweat of thy brow shalt thou labor! was Jehovah’s curse on Adam. And this is labor for Smith, a curse. … Certainly, labor obtains its measure from the outside, through the aim to be attained and the obstacles to be overcome in attaining it. But Smith has no inkling whatever that the overcoming of obstacles is in itself a liberating activity—and that, further, the external aims become stripped of the semblance of merely external natural urgencies, and become posited as aims which the individual himself posits—hence as self-realization, objectification of the subject, hence real freedom, whose action is, precisely, labor.” Magdoff

“…in a sense, we have to say that labor created man himself.” “Labor brought people together under conditions “where they had something to say to each other.” Engels

“The future would be shaped in the process of revolution,…” Magdoff

“..human nature is not constant for all time: that acquisitive drives, individualism, and competition are not biological givens.” Magdoff
“…all history is but the continuous transformation of human nature.” Marx
A frequently met objection to the communist vision is the claim that people will work only if driven by an economic motive. Yet this notion is refuted by many of the primitive societies we know about, where non-economic work incentives predominate: social responsibility, tradition, desire for prestige, and pleasure in craftsmanship. Magdoff

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