[act-ma] CME - POSTPONED: Why the Capitalists Are So Weak: An Introduction to Marxist World Political Economy

Casey Doyle cdoyle1477 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 07:36:46 PST 2015

*Center for Marxist Education*
550 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 2nd Floor

*POSTPONED: Why the Capitalists Are So Weak: An Introduction to Marxist
World Political Economy*

Future date TBD

Capitalism has the weapons to destroy the world a few thousand times over.
But it is too weak to stop the destruction of environment and society which
threatens humanity. This presentation looks at reasons why, in what is
effectively an introduction to Marxist international political economy. Led
by Wadi'h Halabi of the Center for Marxist Education and the Economics
Commission of the CPUSA. Based on presentations in China.

*Additional Upcoming Events:*
*Sunday Film Night*

*Which Way Home*

Sunday, January 25th – 6:00pm

Traversing more than 1450 miles upcountry Mexican freight trains routinely
are boarded by migrants hoping to reach America. Among the thousands who
ride the trains many are children traveling alone. They come from all over
Mexico and Central America risking everything for the chance of a better
life. Academy Award-® nominee WHICH WAY HOME follows some of these
unaccompanied children as they make the long and treacherous voyage to the
U.S. border. Some like Olga and Freddy venture out in search of distant
relatives. Others like Kevin hope to find work to support their families at
home. Often traveling for months or even years at a time these courageous
and determined children each have stories of hope and resilience
disappointment and sorrow. Chronicling the harrowing journey of thousands
of migrant children WHICH WAY HOME illuminates a powerfully human side of
immigration. Spanish with English subtitles, 90 minutes.

*Women & Marxism*

*International Women's Day: A History*

Tuesday, January 27th – 7-9pm

Dicussion on the history and importance on International Women's Day which
falls on March 8th each year. Ideally this discussion will also result in
brainstorming for an action to take place in March.

*The Crisis of Greek Capitalism and Political Perspectives Today*

Saturday, January 31st – 3-5pm

Since the 2008 Great Recession, the Greek capitalist class has mortgaged
the country to the EU banks, and are forcing the workers and youth to foot
the bill through massive unemployment and drastic austerity cuts. A
deep economic
and social crisis has led to polarization to the right and left, and the
sudden emergence of SYRIZA as a powerful new force in the mass movement.
What are the prospects for Greece today?

*Red History Lecture Series*
*The Fire and the Spirit of Revolution: Germany 1918-1923*
Saturday, February 7th - 3-5pm
The German Revolution of 1918-1923 not only saw the collapse of the
monarchy, but the real possibility of communism spreading into the heart of
Europe. Communist historian Doug Enaa Greene will present a lecture on the
course of the revolution and the reasons why it didn't succeed.

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Tuesday – 4-8
Wednesday – 4-8
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