ICSS-NPML

Institute for the Critical Study of Society

At the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world,
in various ways; the point is to change it.”

Please check out the upcoming presentation next Sunday at 10:30AM PST from Oakland, CA, USA

Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit – August 7, 2022 10:30am Pacific Time

What are the motives and likely effects of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan? We will be looking at these questions in the light of the interlocking crises of the US empire, US capitalism and the US Democratic Party. We will start the discussion with short presentations by Gene Ruyle, Veterans for Peace and ICSS, Raj Sahai of ICSS, and David Ewing, Chair of the US-China Friendship Society.

The México Solidarity Project, SINTTIA, and the continuing importance of international working class solidarity – Anne Lewis – Sunday, August 21 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Anne Lewis is an independent documentary-maker and professor of practice at UT-Austin. Her work reveals working class people fighting for social change. Anne was associate director/assistant camera for HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. After the strike, she moved to the east Kentucky coalfields where she lived for 25 years. Documentaries she produced, directed, and edited include: ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT; MORRISTOWN: IN THE AIR AND SUN, a working class critique of globalization; JUSTICE IN THE COALFIELDS about the UMWA strike against Pittston; ON OUR OWN LAND about community organizing against stripmining; CHEMICAL VALLEY about environmental racism; FAST FOOD WOMEN; and A STRIKE AND AN UPRISING (IN TEXAS).

Anne recently completed a series of print and video pieces with Jennifer Harbury about the U.S./Mexico border, and RAULRSALINAS AND THE POETRY OF LIBERATION: UN TRIP. She is a proud member of the executive board of the Texas State Employees Union, TSEU-CWA 6186. www.annelewis.org

The Counter Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism – Professor Gerald Horne – Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:30am Pacific Time

Our speaker will be Professor Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History at the University of Houston has published dozens of books. Hear his presentation on his latest: ‘The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism’, 2022, which has implications for California and Indigenous History–and the prospects for a unique form of fascism.

Future Planned Presentations at ICSS the following Sundays at 10:30AM PST

The México Solidarity Project, SINTTIA, and the continuing importance of international working class solidarity – Anne Lewis – Sunday, August 21 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

'The presentation will include clips from a documentary film and current footage from Labor Notes 2022 Conference with commentary. Not pedantic or dogmatic -- more...

The Counter Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism – Professor Gerald Horne – Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:30am Pacific Time

Our speaker will be Professor Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History at the University of Houston has published dozens of books. Hear his...
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