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The Class Nature of the Chinese State – Wadi’h Halbi – Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dr. Halbi will present on the class character of the Chinese state. touching on changes in the conditions of the working class in China, why we cannot call China socialist but also why the Chinese state is such an important advance for the international working class. He will also cover the nature of US imperialism’s antagonism towards China.

Speaker will be Wadi’h Halbi , Communist Party, USA

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The Destruction of a Working Class College: City College of San Francisco (CCSF) – Rick Baum – May 8, 2022 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

The administration at City College of San Francisco is planning to lay off over 50 full-time tenured faculty and to replace few, if any, retiring faculty. Even before the pandemic, despite expecting increases in funding, they planned and acted to lay off 250 part-time faculty for the Fall 2020 term. The number of faculty at CCSF have been reduced by over 40% in the last ten years.

These actions have come at the expense of CCSF’s predominantly working class and lower middle-class students of color. Their education opportunities have been greatly reduced.

Rick Baum has been teaching American Government part-time at CCSF for over 20 years, has been active in fights to save CCSF, and is currently a member of CCSF HEAT.

He will discuss the downsizing of CCSF and address why it has been happening, something that has been occurring, less dramatically, at many other colleges, and here in a state dominated by the Democratic Party.  

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The Abolition of War: Anthropological Perspectives – Eugene Ruyle May 1, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Beginning with the recognition that war is not so much between individuals as between states, we therefore examine Engels: “The society which organizes production anew on the basis of free and equal association of the producers will put the whole state machinery where it will then belong – into the museum of antiquities, next to the spinning wheel and the bronze ax” (Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State).

Eugene E Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Cal State Long Beach, and President of the East Bay Chapter of Veterans For Peace (Berkeley/Oakland).

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The United-Front: History, Application, Prospects – Ahmed Shakur April 24, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

The economic depression ongoing since 2008 has put the dangers of fascism and imperialist
world war, but also popular revolts and revolutions, back on the agenda. While the working class and oppressed communities around the world have been rising in revolt for more than a decade, no revolutionary organization adequate to face up to the task of bringing down the bourgeois
order has crystallized. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic and the danger of fascism have been
ravaging humanity.

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Moving Towards Socialism With a Left Unity Slate in the June California Primary – Laura Wells April 17, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Laura Wells will discuss the historic decision this year in which the Green Party and the Peace and Freedom Party created a Left Unity Slate of statewide candidates for the June 7, 2022 primary in California. This cooperative strategy was based on the many shared values between the two parties, all of which will save lives, money, and the planet. Among the values are a single-payer “Medicare for All” healthcare system, real justice not increasing criminalization, truly affordable housing, public ownership of energy, ending wars for profit, public banking, and a comprehensive climate plan including meaningful work that provides a living without destroying the planet. 

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