The CME has been educating revolutionists since 1975 by hosting events that are free and open to the public. Through the generosity of volunteers, we provide lectures, films, book talks, strategy meetigs and discussion groups from global, national, and local socialists for anyone who believes that capitalism isn't working, and wants to find a better way.
Sunday, March 25 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Role of the Revolutionary Poet in Society and a Strategic Vision for the 21st Century
Mark Lipman, POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal), the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), Veterans for Peace, Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and 100 Thousand Poets for Change
Mark will present a strategic analysis of the capitalist system, in terms of what we as a people's movement can do to overturn it, along with ideas of what democracy and a people base economy can look like as we move forward into the 21st century and beyond, from the perspective of the role of poets, specifically revolutionary poets in this struggle.
Mark Lipman is a writer, poet, multi-media artist and activist. He is the author of seven books, most recently, Imposing Democracy; Poetry for the Masses; and Global Economic Amnesty. Lipman uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social issues that affect all of our lives, while building consciousness through the spoken word. He is the founder of the press VAGABOND, recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award, and winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award for The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid). Lipman is the co-founder of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA), Agir Contre la Guerre (France) and Occupy Los Angeles, and he has been an outspoken critic of war and occupation since 2001.
Saturday, March 31 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM
How Capitalist Crises Unfold
Wadi'h Halabi, Economics Commission, CPUSA and CME
No one chapter in Marx covers how capitalist crises unfold. Rosa Luxemburg took a stab at an explanation. Responding to Luxemburg, the Bolshevik economists Bukharin and Preobrazhensky did the definitive work on this question. The topic is important to understand what is happening today, and preparing the transition from capitalism to socialism.
The Coming War on China | Watch the trailer.
Richard Pendleton, CME Steering Committee and Duncan McFarland, Committee of Coorespondence
The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th documentary. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance. We will watch a 50 minute section of the film, followed by a discussion led by Richard Pendleton and Duncan McFarland.
Center for Marxist Education
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