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

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

 

Every 2 weeks, continuing on Sunday, October 11, 2020 6-8:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

 

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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 October 11: second half of Ch. 4, “From the ‘National Question’ and Imperialism to the Dialectics of Revolution; the Relationship of Sponta­neity and Consciousness to Organization in the Disputes with Lenin, 1904, 1917,” section 2 only, “Differences with Lenin on Organization,” pp. 58-65

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

 

With introductory remarks by Andres Miguel Marmol, longtime Chicanx, community, and Marxist activist

 

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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