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[Los Angeles] A Marx for Our Times Who Can Speak to Race, Class, and Colonialism: Reflections on the Second Edition of MARX AT THE MARGINS

Sunday, April 24, 2016
6:30-8:30 PM

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: Kohei Saito & Kevin Anderson

Faced with a resurgence of racism, chauvinism and xenophobia, it is time to reassess the way we read Marx. Contrary to common assumptions, Marx had much to say about race, nationalism, colonialism and their legacies. From his writings on the US Civil war to his late texts on indigenous communities and their revolutionary potential, Marx’s dialectic was global and multicultural. This has implications for today’s struggles, including the renewed anti-racist movement and resistance to the Trump campaign.

Kevin Anderson teaches at UC-Santa Barbara. Besides MARX AT THE MARGINS: ON ETHNICITY, NATIONALISM AND NON-WESTERN SOCIETIES, he is the author of LENIN, HEGEL, AND WESTERN MARXISM (1995), and the coeditor (with Peter Hudis) of Raya Dunayevskaya’s THE POWER OF NEGATIVITY (2002) and the ROSA LUXEMBURG READER (2004). He is a member of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

Kohei Saito is a visiting scholar at UC-Santa Barbara. He has just completed a book manuscript on Marx and ecology, and has also written articles on this topic for MONTHLY REVIEW and other journals.  He is the co-translator of the Japanese edition of MARX AT THE MARGINS and is a coeditor of Marx’s notes on ecology for the MARX-ENGELS GESAMTAUSGABE (Complete Writings).


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