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Why is Right Wing Nationalism-Populism on rise in the World today? Is Fascism knocking at the door? – Sun, Jan 9, 2022 10:30-12:30 Pacific Time

This will be an open discussion focusing on these questions and have asked a few of our members to prepare brief introductory comments to start the discussion. Anyone who wants to volunteer to prepare a brief, approximately 5-8 minute presentation, please email Gene at cuyleruyle@mac.com by midnight on Friday. so we can plan accordingly ...

Why the Cuban Revolution has Endured: A Marxist Assessment of Cuba’s Historic Break with Capitalist Rule and its Lessons for Today – Jeff Mackler – Sunday, September 26 10:30 AM PT

Why the Cuban Revolution has Endured: A Marxist Assessment of Cuba’s Historic Break with Capitalist Rule and its Lessons for Today - Jeff Mackler Sun, September 26, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific A young Fidel Castro and his July 26 Movement cadre faced critical questions immediately following their defeat of the Fulgenco Batista Army and Batista’s U.S.-backed dictatorship in 1958-59. Initially, Fidel, previously an attorney from a wealthy family, was characterized as a moderate reformer and past member of one of Cuba’s two main bourgeois parties, the Orthodox Party. Pledged to restoring Cuba’s 1941 constitution that dictator Batista ...

Why the Left Should Care About Veterans Issues – Jan 30 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Progressive veterans organizations are working with unions and other allies are organizing against are the parallel threats of privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Postal Service, two of the biggest unionized employers of former military personnel.Speakers: Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early, co-authors of “Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs" (Duke University Press, June, 2022). In their new book, "Our Veterans," Richmond-based journalists Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early report on these and other struggles which affect millions of poor and working class people who have served in the ...

Woke and war-crazed: Western liberal support of Ukraine – Dan Kovalik – April 14, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Our speaker, international human rights advocate and lawyer Dan Kovalik, just returned from observing the March 17th presidential elections in Russia. He was in the Kherson Oblast, which experienced terrorist attacks designed to disrupt the election. Dan will report back on the current Ukraine conflict in light of historical developments, in particular the break-up of the Soviet Union, the fight against fascism dating back to WWII, and the missed opportunities for peaceful resolutions in that region; in short, the continuing efforts of the US and its allies to weaken Russia. Dan will also report on his investigations of popular sentiment ...

Wokeism – Identity Politics, Cancel Culture, Academic Freedom, Class Struggle and Radical Change – Norman Finkelstein – Sunday, July 30, 2023 10:30 AM Pacific Time 

In his new book, I'll Burn That Bridge When I Get to It! Heretical Thtoughts on Identity Politics, Cancel Culture, and Academic Freedom, Finkelstein focuses his keen forensic eye on the canonical texts of identity politics. After methodically parsing them, he concludes that they are lacking in intellectual substance, and that the real purpose of identity politics is to derail a class-based movement bent on radical change. Finkelstein recalls his own life in radical politics and his close encounters with the cancel culture, which left him unemployed and unemployable. He situates his personal story within broader debates on academic freedom and poignantly concludes that, ...

Working class environmentalism – Dave Mckee – October 3, 2021

working class environmentalism - dave mckee, people's voice Sun, Oct 3, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific TResources: ...