Los Angeles [Los Angeles] FACING THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING RACISM, POLITICAL POLARIZATION, AND PERSISTENT ECONOMIC STAGNATION
Westside Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building
Culver City (LA area)
SPEAKERS: Mansoor M.
Our time is one of extremes. The Trump campaign continues to attack Latin@s, women, Muslims, and anyone who might protest his candidacy. At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement and the Sanders campaign have given focus to a new generation of radical youth. The likes of Bernie Sanders and Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn are, however, repeating old illusions about the viability of a reformed capitalism, even though such reforms have come to naught recently, as seen in Latin America. The global economic morass appears to have no end in sight, while a swing toward counter-revolution has taken hold of the Middle East. Massive migration to escape that region has become a focus of rightwing, anti-immigrant demagogues in Europe.Â At the same time, the environmental crisis has only deepened despite the COP21 in Paris.Â For these reasons, the theme of the IMHO Convention this summer will be “How to Transcend Capitalism? Rethinking the Relationship of Race, Class, and Gender in an Era of Economic Crisis and Environmental Destruction.”
Suggested reading: “Theoretical and Practical Perspectives for Overcoming Capitalism” — by the Steering Committee of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Mansoor M. is a longtime Marxist and an Iranian cultural worker who is active in anti-racist, anti-imperialist, and pro-immigrant struggles.
Sponsor: The West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization. For more information email to [email protected]
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