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, September 16 | 6:00 PM
May Day Coalition
In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. In the wake of Argentina's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja auto plant lies dormant until its former employees take action. They're part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system. But Freddy, the president of the new worker's co-operative, and Lalo, the political powerhouse from the Movement of Recovered Companies, know that their success is far from secure. Like every workplace occupation, they have to run the gauntlet of courts, cops and politicians who can either give their project legal protection or violently evict them from the factory……. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system…………. Watch the trailer.
Monday, September 24 | 7:00 PM
Mid-term Elections and Political Responsibility
Communist Party USA – Boston
Come join members of the CPUSA-Boston in a political discussion about local, state and national politics that impact the working class in the age of Trump. Learn more about our work and working class responsibilities as we aim to resist the ruling class Pizza, soft drinks and adult beverages will be provided.
Saturday, September 30 | 6:00 PM
Richard Pendleton, CME Steering Committee
Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film, directed by Martin Ritt in a screenplay written by Harrriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch. Based on the true story of Crystal Lee Sutton, which was told in the 1975 book Crystal Lee, a Woman of Inheritance by New York Times reporter Henry P. Leifermann. The film stars Sally Field in the titular role. Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley and Gail Strickland appear in supporting roles. Norma Rae, a young Southern woman working at a cotton mill, encounters a union organizer and decides to join the effort to reform working conditions. This Oscar-winning drama follows Norma's crusade, as she leads a shutdown despite the opposition of her family and employers. Watch the trailer.
Center for Marxist Education
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MBTA station on the Red Line and the Number 1 bus.
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