[lbo-talk] MHI Events in NYC, June 2-3 & June 6

seth weiss_seth at hotmail.com
Tue May 29 18:04:39 PDT 2018

Marxist-Humanist Initiative at the 2018 Left Forum

The Left Forum (www.leftforum.org) will be held June 1-3 at John Jay College, 899 10th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets, NYC.

The MHI-sponsored panels, with their speakers and papers, are:

Combatting White Nationalism: Lessons from Marx Sat. June 2, 12 noon to 1:50 pm — room 1.89 (Session 2, Race forum) * Brendan Cooney: “White Nationalism, a Pre-Existing Condition” * Chris Gilligan: “Open Borders: the Internationalist Challenge to White Nationalism” * Ravi Bali: “How can Marxist theory inform and learn from anti-racist struggles?” * Andrew Kliman: Comments on the Discussion by the Author

Has “the Left” Accommodated Trump (and Putin)? A Debate Sat. June 2, 4:00 to 4:50 pm — room 1.77 (Session 4, Politics forum) * Bill Weinberg: “Syria and Betrayal within the Anti-War Movement” * Chris Cutrone: “Why I Wish Hillary had Won: Distractions of Anti-Trump-ism” * Daphne Lawless: “The Red-Brown Zombie Plagu” * Anne Jaclard: “Left-Firstism Isn’t Left. It Threatens the Movements for Self-Emancipation” * Brendan Cooney: “Strange Bedfellows: When “Leftists” become Apologists for Trumpism”

Can Marx’s humanist philosophy of emancipation assist the Resistance and other battles against Trumpism? If so, how? Sun. June 3, 2:00 to 3:50 pm — room 1.129 (Session 7, Politics forum) * Andrew Kliman: “Permanent Resistance to Trumpism and Marx’s Philosophy of ‘Revolution in Permanence’” * Michael Dola: “Some Philosophic Dimensions of the New Women’s and Youth Movements” * Ravi Bali: “The Imaginative Leap — Considering all Matters from the Vantage Point of a Future Free Society” * Anne Jaclard: “Working Out a Direction from Principles, Particularly Support for the Resistance’s Own Self-Development”


MHI Public Meeting in NYC Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Assisting the Self-development of #TheResistance and of Opposition to Authoritarianism in Europe

featuring Ravi Bali, a visiting London activist and writer, and Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”: A refutation of the myth of inconsistency and The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying causes of the great recession

Time: 6-8 pm (the meeting will begin promptly)

Place: Willa Cather Community Room of the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave. of the Americas (corner of 6^th Ave. & West 10^th St., NYC)

Free of charge.

Marxist-Humanist Initiative P.O. Box 414 Planetarium Station New York, NY 10024 email: mhi at marxisthumanistinitiative.org web: www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org (888) 579-2245

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