[act-ma] Center for Marxist Education January Events
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Center for Marxist Education | 550 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 2nd Floor
*New Years Day Open House*
Friday, January 1st 1-4pm
Join us, connect with old friends and meet new ones, enjoy refreshments and
have fun. This year we’re adding a silent auction which should be fun and a
chance to get some items that you won’t find anywhere else.
CME Silent Auction Items include:
Four men’s ties including a Pierre Cardin, but the “piece de resistance” is
a traditional craft Nanjing red silk brocade with a gold threader dragon
pattern. Each tie will be auctioned separately.
An exquisite Bayou Goldfoil Handcrafted Black Plate with black trim and
parrot-like birds on a bamboo trellis with red blossoms.
A Fengyatang a crafted model of Hua Mulan from the drama “The Heroine”
depicts a detailed costumed character in the Peking Opera.
Set in a deep frame with the back part of the frame black velvet
and the frame itself muted red, it is ready to hang.
A miniature crafted laquered replica of an ancient folding room
divider decorated with tree peonies. Tree peonies are symbolic of cultural
arts and are highly regarded in the field of international landscape
gardening. A true objet d’art.
Glass paperweight with embedded gold and silver Shanghai scene.
A Chinese bronze black metal horse.
An elegant blue and white porcelain pen.
3 enameled bookmarks, each one is different and each will be
3 business card cases, each with a lacquered design top and
mirrored inside to keep your cards. Each to be auctioned
A China Yunan Airlines elephant key chain souvenir from 2000.
A China Yunan Airlines combination key holder and change holder.
A set of Korean pens with landscaped design.
Embossed leather billfold and change holder from Morocco.
A signed book: Execution in the Family: One’s Son’s Journey by Robbie
**Additional donations of items to be auctioned welcome.
*Red History Lecture Series*
*Amadeo Bordiga and the Development of a Revolutionary Core*
Saturday, January 2nd 3-5 pm
Communist historian Doug Enaa Greene will lecture on Amadeo Bordiga.
Bordiga was an Italian socialist active before the First World War on the
far left of the Italian Socialist Party and a defender of Marxist
orthodoxy. Bordiga was the first leader of the newly formed Italian
Communist Party (PCI) in 1921 who led the party through its early years.
*Sunday Film Night*
*Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War*
Sunday, January 10th 6:00pm
Explores the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962 when
the fate of the world ultimately lay in the hands of three central
characters: John F. Kennedy Fidel Castro and Nikita Khruschev. The film
includes incredible footage drawn from strategic archives in the east and
west. This documentary will cause many Americans to think twice before
labeling Cuba the enemy. 60 minutes. 2012.
*China Discussion Group*
*China, COP 21 and Climate Change*
Thursday, January 14th 7:00pm
What is China's policy on climate change and what role did China play at
the recent Paris conference? How do we evaluate the agreement's positive
and negative features? What are the tasks of the left moving forward? The
presentation by China Discussion Group coordinater Duncan McFarland will be
followed by discussion.
*Marxism and the Growing Chaos in the Middle East*
Saturday, January 16th 3-5pm
With a blatant or covert push from imperialism, several capitalist states
and societies have disintegrated in recent years, including in Iraq, Libya,
Syria and Yemen. The Lebanese, Saudi and possibly some North African states
could be next. No solutions appear in sight. Marxism -- an international,
class-based, historical analysis -- provides the tools to make some sense
of the growing chaos, and help find a way out. A presentation by Wadi'h
*Lenin: National Liberation, Socialism, and Imperialism*
Thursday, January 28th 7:00pm
Join members of the Communist Party in Boston to discuss Lenin's writings
on the right of nations to self-determination, th role of the working class
against all forms of national oppression, and how these relate to
imperialism and the fight for socialism.
*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
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
Center for Marxist Education
PO Box 390459
Cambridge, MA 02139
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