[act-ma] Nov 12-13, Harvard, "New England Marxism Conference" - Register Online!

Keith Rosenthal keithmr81 at yahoo.com
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NEW ENGLAND MARXISM CONFERENCE 
November 12-13at Harvard University


Register Online Now at http://www.nemarxismconference.org/#!register



Capitalism is not working. Socialism is the alternative—a world organized for human need, not profit greed, 
where resources are controlled by and for the vast majority, instead of 
by a tiny rich minority. 

 Millions of people are fighting back against the ills that this broken capitalist system has created. From Egypt to Wisconsin to Athens to Boston---people are standing up and fighting back. People are taking to the streets, occupying public squares and capital buildings and 
saying enough to the attack on ordinary working class people. 

 Marxism 
provides a revolutionary understanding of society and provides the 
strategy for ridding society of exploitation and oppression once and for all. This conference will give activists a chance to discuss the 
burning questions that are arising during this current rise in struggle. People from around New England will have the opportunity to have core 
political discussions on Marxism, the importance of the working class 
and that not only is revolution needed, but that is very much possible.

 If you 
fought against the criminal injustice system to save the life of Troy 
Davis, if you are energized and excited about the Occupy movement and 
the struggles from around the world or just sick and tired of this 
unjust society, a society with rampant unemployment, poverty, war, 
opression, exploitation, and environomental destruction--then this 
conference is for you! 
 


New England Marxism Conference


November 12-13, 2011

Harvard University
The Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


 
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

Saturday
10
Registration
11
Opening Plenary
Why
Marx was right [Ashley Smith]
12
Lunch
1-2:45 Session 1:
No power greater: Marxism and the centrality of class
[Shaun Harkin]
Slavery
and the origins of racism [Jonah Birch]
Theories
of women's oppression [Leia Petty]
3-4:45 Session 2:
The Minneapolis Teamster Strike of 1934: a case study in working class power
[Tristin Aidie]
The
Black freedom struggle from Martin to the Black Panthers [Brian Jones]
The
roots of racial oppression [Jonah Birch]
5-6:45 Session 3:
The
changing working class and the future of the labor movement [Ashley Smith]
Black
liberation and socialism [Khury Petersen-Smith]
Can
the working class liberate the oppressed? [Sherry Wolf]
7
Dinner
8
Evening Plenary
Is
revolution possible in the US? [Sherry Wolf]

Sunday
11-12:45
Workshop Session 1:
How
to build an ISO branch [Shaun Harkin]
The
United Front: Socialists and movements [Hadas Their]
1
Lunch
2
- 3:45 Workshop Session 2:
Why
we need a revolutionary party [Dave Florey]
What
is the real Marxist tradition? [Kyle Brown]

Registration: $5-$20 sliding scale, $5 low income
See Boston Socialism and nemarxismconference.org (New England Marxism Conference on Facebook) for more details, or call 617-651-0762.
Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization and Socialist Worker.
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