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Your Free Time isn't Free: Social Reproduction, Social Isolation, and the Marxist Theory of Alienation
U.S. Imperialism under Trump
China, Iran, North Korea- sanctions, tariffs,protectionism, economic warfare,- Trump lunacy or are there more profound objective conditions creating these daily crisis , with their threat of new wars. The new phase of imperialim which we wil discuss will determine the political fate of the now emerging socialist movement, and of this generation.
Marxism, Colonialism, and Revolution
Colonialism, settler colonialism, and the transatlantic slave trade are intertwined with the rise of capitalism. Anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggle are essential to any possibility of socialist revolution. This talk draws out the genuine tradition of Marxist internationalism by going through the developing ideas of Marx and Marxists on colonialism, anti-colonial nationalism, and revolution—including “primitive accumulation,” mode of production, uneven and combined development, imperialism, and the self-determination of oppressed nations. The talk emphasizes, finally, anti-colonial and anti-racist voices that parallel and converge with the best practices of the Bolsheviks before the rise of Stalinism.
The Future of the Socialist Left
For a left so small, we hardly know each other. Ella Mahony (Democratic Socialists of America) and Jen Roesch (International Socialist Organization) talk to each other about their organizations’ work, and the opportunities for socialists today.
Capitalism and the Gender Binary
What Do Socialists Say About White Privilege?
The questions of understanding and fighting racism, and Black liberation, are central ones for socialists in the US. At the moment, there is a set of conversations on the left about how socialists understand white privilege, and they are related to the question of where the fight against racism fits in the class struggle. Khury and brian will engage with those conversations and offer a perspective on why and how the fight for Black liberation is central to the struggle for socialism.