Los Angeles [Los Angeles] REVOLUTION/COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST — AND AN ASSESSMENT OF RECENT THEORETICAL WRITINGS BY MARXIST-HUMANISTS
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: Kevin Anderson and Ali Kiani
This meeting will preview several of the presentations to be made at the IMHO Convention this summer, whose overall theme will be “How to Transcend Capitalism? Rethinking the Relationship of Race, Class, and Gender in an Era of Economic Crisis and Environmental Destruction.” Kevin Anderson will take up revolution and counter-revolution in the Middle East, China, and Europe in light of the Marxist dialectic of race, class, and colonialism. Ali Kiani will discuss recent events in the Middle East with particular focus on Iran, US policy toward ISIS, and the Kurdish movement, with a focus on alternatives to capitalism.
Kevin Anderson teaches at UC-Santa Barbara. He is a longtime Marxist-Humanist and the author of MARX AT THE MARGINS and of LENIN, HEGEL, AND WESTERN MARXISM, and the coeditor of the ROSA LUXEMBURG READER and of THE POWER OF NEGATIVITY by Raya Dunayevskaya.
Ali Kiani is a longtime Iranian Marxist who was active in the workers’ councils during the 1979 revolution, and since then in the LA area.Â He has translated several Marxist texts into Persian.
Sponsor: The West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization. For more information email to [email protected]
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