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The Abolition of War: An Anthropological Perspective
Date Sunday June 17
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorEugene E Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library


Two centuries ago, those who sought to abolish slavery were subjected to ridicule and scorn. Slavery had always existed and was part of human nature, even sanctioned by the Bible. Undeterred, the abolitionist succeeded. Slavery has been abolished, and the idea that some men can own other human beings as property is universally opposed.
In our quest for peace, we must confront similar opposition. Haven't men always gone off to war? Aren't humans innately violent? How else can we protect our way of life and our values from those who would destroy them?
This workshop, presented by Eugene E Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Cal State Long Beach, will address such issues by drawing upon modern anthropological fact and theory as informed by the materialist approach of Marx and Engels. It is hoped that participants will emerge with a clearer understanding that another world is indeed possible, a world in which war will be found only, to paraphrase Engels, in the museum of antiquities, next to the spinning wheel and the bronze ax.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 – 10:30am-12:30pm
6501 Telegraph Ave, 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]
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 10th, 2018 3:36 PM