[act-ma] Center for Marxist Education - November Events

Casey Doyle cdoyle1477 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 16:27:01 PST 2015

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

*Red History Lecture Series*
*Nicos Poulantzas: State, Class, and the Transition to Socialism*
Saturday, November 7th 3-5pm
Communist historian Doug Enaa Greene will lead a discussion on the Greek
Marxist Nicos Poulantzas - particularly his methodology in asking the right
questions and formulating strategy in regards to the state, class and the
transition to socialism.

*Celebration of the Russian Revolution*
Wednesday, November 11th 7-9pm
The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the greatest step forward in human
history. Why? Because it gave birth to the Center for Marxist Education!...
and revolutions in Albania, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, and China! And much, much
more! A brief opening presentation examines some of Red October's many
contributions to humanity's transition from capitalism and socialism, and
their implications for struggles today. Come join the discussion. A short
excerpt from the film "Reds" will also be shown.

*Speaking the Truth: Marxism's Weapon Against the Culture of Exploitation*
Wednesday, November 18th 7-9pm
Soviet leaders failed to speak the full truth, even though they were more
truthful than capitalists. This became a factor in the collapse of the
Soviet Union -- workers stopped believing leaders even when they were
speaking the truth about capitalism. This presentation by CME's Wadi'h
Halabi draws from recent contributions to discussions in China on lessons
from counter-revolution in the Soviet Union. The presentation includes a
spectacular diagram of the 'culture of exploitation' by artist Samia A.

*Sunday Film Night*
*The Last Mountain*
Sunday, November 22nd - 6:00pm
THE LAST MOUNTAIN is a spellbinding tour along the frontlines of America's
most spirited battle over the environment and the economy. Set deep in the
heart of Appalachian West Virginia, this consciousness-raising film
captures a rowdy band of citizens as they try to stop a giant coal company
from blowing up a pristine mountain for its coal. A tale of greed and
courage, folly and forward-thinking, THE LAST MOUNTAIN is brimming with the
coal hard facts and vivid testimony from the hardscrabble people whose
lives are intertwined with coal.
Featuring environmental activist and lawyer Robert Kennedy Jr. and the
stunning visuals of Appalachia, THE LAST MOUNTAIN is informative, stirring,
and most importantly, inspiring (Hollywood Reporter). Not only a searing
indictment of America's energy policy, this powerful film also points the
way to a brighter, greener future. 95 minutes.

*Center for Marxist Education Hours*
In addition to our event times we are open the following evenings:
Monday – 4-8
Tuesday – 4-8
Wednesday – 4-8
Check our Facebook to see which other days we will be open this Fall

The Center has been made possible for over 4 decades by volunteer time and
contributions from you. If you wish to help us keep the Center going and
new books coming in, donations can be made by sending a check made out to
mailed to:
Center for Marxist Education
PO Box 390459
Cambridge, MA 02139

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