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

Continuing on Sunday, December 6, 2020 6-8:00 PM, Los Angeles Time

This session will conclude the first section of “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution” on Rosa Luxemburg. We will be reading Ch. 5, “War, Prison, and Revolutions,” pp. 67-76, on Luxemburg’s celebrated analysis of war and capitalism, and on her impact on the 1918-19 revolution in Germany, which would have established a radical socialist democracy.

With introductory remarks by Chris Gardner and Rocio Lopez.

Chris Gardner is an organizer at the International Marxist-Humanist Organization and creative designer.

Rocio Lopez is a socialist Feminist and has lived in Latin America and Japan. She writes for the International Marxist Humanist Organization Journal and is also part of the Transnational Solidarity Network.


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About the series:

We have been meeting biweekly over the past several months to read Marxist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya’s classic book, “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution.”We will announce future plans in the new year.

Book can be found here:

Our discussions during the reading group have been covering 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]>

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