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

Right is Wrong, But is the Left Right? – Bedabrata Pain – Sunday, May 22, 2022 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

The left in India is woefully silent on this movement and has not even summarized the significance of the movement, let alone learn anything from it. The left in US today remains fairly unconcerned about the enduring farm crisis in the country. But should it remain aloof from it?

This talk is to raise questions what we need to do or do differently to seize the initiative in today’s world.

Speaker: Bedabrata Pain

Making the documentary on farm crisis – both in the US and India, as well as being on the ground of the historic Indian farm movement that forced the right-wing strongman prime minister Narendra Modi to retreat for the first time in his political life, cannot but make one wonder about what must be done differently in our political engagement. After summarizing the Indian movement and the American farm experience, the talk will dwell on the lessons of the farm movement in India and market reforms in both countries. And in doing so, it will try to assess the role played by the left.

Turkey, NATO, Russia, and Ukraine Under Imperialism – Burak Sayin – Sunday, May 29 2022 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

As the imperialist warmongering by the US, NATO and the EU against Russia has recently escalated into a proxy war in Ukraine, a revolutionary party, “The Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP, Devrimci İşçi Partisi in Turkish), has taken an unflinching anti-imperialist stance that distinguished it from most organizations and groupings on the Left. In this session, we will discuss the role of Turkey as a NATO ally in this war, and the strategy revolutionaries in the NATO countries should take towards the war. We will talk about Turkey’s involvement not only in Ukraine as a NATO country but also its involvement in Syria, Iraq, and contradictorily, its relationship with Russia in the context of imperialism.

Presenting Burak Sayım is a militant member of the DIP, The Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP, Devrimci İşçi Partisi in Turkish)

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

Turkey, NATO, Russia, and Ukraine Under Imperialism – Burak Sayin – Sunday, May 29 2022 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

As the imperialist warmongering by the US, NATO and the EU against Russia has recently escalated into a proxy war in Ukraine, a revolutionary party, "The...
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