[act-ma] Center for Marxist Education - December Events and Hours

Casey Doyle cdoyle1477 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 13:54:39 PST 2013

*December Events and Hours*

Center for Marxist Education | 550 Mass Ave, Cambridge

*Centenary of Álvaro Cunhal*

Celebrating 100 years of Alvaro Cunhal Portuguese revolutionary and
historic leader of the Portuguese Communist Party.

Saturday, December 14th – 3 to 7 PM

On December 14th starting at 3pm please join us at the Center for Marxist
Education for the Centenary of Álvaro Cunhal, historic leader of the
Portuguese Communist Party, accomplish artist and writer, legendary
antifascist fighter and hero of the Carnation Revolution. You are invited
to learn about and discuss Mr. Cunhal's life, struggle and relevance in
Portugal, Africa and America. There will be Portuguese appetizers, live
music and a Portuguese movie based on one of Cunhal's best books.

Talks by:

Tillyruth Teixeira - CPUSA and the PCP, memories from a common struggle

António Santos - The political thought of Álvaro Cunhal in present-day

Bishop Filipe Teixeira - Africa 21st Century after 500 years of human

Music by:

Herculano Fecteau - Protest songs from Portugal and the US

Movie by:

José Fonseca e Costa  - "Five days, Five nights"


China Discussion Group

*Danger in the Sky over the East China Sea; Is China/Japan/US Conflict on
the Horizon?*

Thursday, December 19th – 7 to 8:30 PM

The China Discussion Group will review the recent tension in East Asia.
Recently China reasserted its old claims and declared an Air Identification
Zone over the East China Sea; soon there were flyovers by the US with B52
bombers and Japanese aircraft.  China responded by tracking the flights and
scrambling jets.  The ongoing dispute between China and Japan over the
Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands is only made worse by US interference.  We will
review the recent incidents, provide historical background and also discuss
in relation to the formation of a Chinese National Security Council at the
November meeting of the Chinese Communist Party.

for more information: mcfarland13 at gmail.com

Sunday Film & Discussion Night

Hosted by Richard Pendleton

Please join us on the following Sundays for showing of various movies and
documentaries followed by a discussion on the evening’s topic

*Trouble the Water*

Sunday, December 8th – 6 PM

*Trouble the Water* takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never
before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes
landfall--just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New
Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap
artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her 9th Ward
neighbors trapped in the city. "It's going to be a day to remember," Kim
declares. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their
world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film their
harrowing retreat to higher ground and the dramatic rescues of friends and
neighbors. The filmmakers document the couple's return to New Orleans, the
devastation of their neighborhood and the appalling repeated failures of
government. Weaving an insider's view of Katrina with a mix of verite and
in-your-face filmmaking, *Trouble the Water* is a redemptive tale of
self-described street hustlers who become heroes--two unforgettable people
who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning. 96
minutes (2008).



Sunday, December 22nd – 6 PM

INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic
crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20
trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs.
Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders,
politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry
and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics,
regulation and academia. 109 minutes (2010)


*New Year’s Day Celebration*

Join the CME for our annual New Year’s Day Celebration. Detail to come.

*Coming in February:*

Saturday 2/1: Doug Green will be speaking on Louis-August Blanqui


Sunday 2/16: Jeffrey Perry returns to discuss the life of Hubert Harrison


*The CME will be closed 12/24, 12/25, and 12/31*

Monday - 4pm to 8pm

Tuesday - 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday 4pm - 8pm

Thursday 5pm - 8pm

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