Saturday, September 19, 2015
The racism of police violence. Climate change. Sexism and homophobia. War. Economic inequality. The injustices of American society stand exposed for everyone to see. Yet, the many apologists for capitalism claim that whatever its defects, there is no alternative to a system that puts corporate greed ahead of human need. We disagree!
Come to this meeting to discuss what socialism is and how you can get involved today in the struggle to change the world!
Speakers will be Alexander Wood, teacher, and Pepijn Brandon, historian at the University of Pittsburgh.
Thursday September 24th
Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Ave
Posted by Gonzo at 3:02 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Participate in a discussion on electoral politics
• Do the Democrats represent the working class?
• Can Bernie Sanders pull the Democrats to the Left?
• Are socialists against voting and elections?
• What do socialists pose as an alternative?
Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue (Garfield)
Everyone is welcome at this public meeting, and of course, admission is free!
Posted by Gonzo at 12:59 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Join us for an in-depth discussion on the relationship between racism and capitalism.
We'll read Ahmed Shawki’s book "Black Liberation and Socialism"
The study group will start with a kickoff meeting on April 21 @7pm
followed by four evenings of discussion.
Topics to be discussed include:
- What role did slavery play in the rise of capitalism?
- The politics of the Civil Rights Movement
- Malcolm X
- The Black Panthers
WHEN: Tuesday April 21 + four evenings (4/28 - 5/19) @ 7 pm
WHERE: Panera Bread Conf. Room (Forbes Ave. in Oakland)
Posted by Gonzo at 1:59 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Since the beginning of the global economic crisis of 2008, the ideas of Karl Marx have been back with a vengeance! But for those who are new to his ideas, studying this 19th century revolutionary thinker can be challenging.
Pepijn Brandon is a historian from Amsterdam who is now a researcher at Pitt. He'll introduce how to study Marx today, appealing to those in need of a "beginner's guide" as well as those already familiar with Marx's writings.
Thursday April 2nd
Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Admission is free (of course).
Posted by Gonzo at 6:06 PM