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[Los Angeles] Public Online Reading Group on “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution”

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Public Reading Group on “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution”

 

Every 2 weeks, continuing on

Sunday, August 16  6-8:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

 

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Meeting ID: 872 8304 7039
Passcode: 582884

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We will be meeting biweekly over the next several months to read Marxist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya’s classic book, “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution”

 

Reading for August 16: Ch. 1, “Two Turning Points in Luxemburg’s Life: Before and After the 1905 Revolution” and Ch. 2, “The Break with Kautsky, 1910-11: From Mass Strike Theory to Crisis over Morocco — And Hushed-Up ‘Women Question'”

Book can be found here: https://thecharnelhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Raya-Dunayevskaya-Rosa-Luxemburg-Womens-Liberation-and-Marxs-Philosophy-of-Revolution.pdf

 

Our discussions during the reading group will cover topics like

  • Race, class, gender, and revolution
  • Dialectics as philosophy and as principle of organization
  • The relationship of spontaneity to revolutionary organization
  • War, imperialism, and capitalism
  • Capital accumulation and imperialism
  • Nationalism vs. national liberation and anti-colonialism
  • Women and revolution
  • Feminism, class struggle, and revolution
  • Black feminism
  • Black masses as vanguard in the U.S.
  • Rosa Luxemburg vs. V.I. Lenin on revolutionary democracy
  • Karl Marx’s concept of “revolution in permanence” and Trotsky’s of “permanent revolution”
  • From Marx’s “Grundrisse” to “Capital”
  • Marx’s concept of the new society: “Critique of the Gotha Programme”
  • Marx’s late writings on non-Western and Indigenous societies and gender
  • Falling rate of profit and economic crises

 

Sponsored by Los Angeles Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization More information: <[email protected]> http://www.imhojournal.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/imhorg/ https://www.facebook.com/LAMarxists/

 

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Meeting ID: 826 7820 2440

Passcode: 434658

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