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Socialism Betrayed – Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny – Sept 25, 2022 10:30am Pacific time

Our speakers, Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny will discuss their book, Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union (2004), and their reflections since writing the book, including Gorbachev’s role in overturning socialism in the Soviet Union, why he arose, whether this was inevitable, and what lessons are to be learned.

Roger Keeran is Professor Emeritus at Empire State School of the State University of New York (SUNY), He has been a member of the Communist Party USA for three decades and is currently a member of the advisory board of the Marxist journal Science & Society.

Joe Jamison (Thomas Kenny) is co-author with Roger Keeran of Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union. He is a retired labor economist, member of the U.S. Peace Council and Editor of Marxism-Leninism Today (mltoday. com).

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LEPAIO: Labor Education Project on the AFL-CIO International Operations – Kim Scipes and Steve Zeltzer – Sunday, August 28 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

The AFL-CIO has since its existence been involved in taking money from the CIA and other government agencies for international operations around the world It has supported coups in Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ukraine, and attempted coups in Venezuela, Cuba. It now operates in over 60 countries without real transparency and reports to the membership of the AFL-CIO members. Most workers in the AFL-CIO do not know about this history or the fact that the AFL-CIO “Solidarity Center” gets $75 million a year from the National Endowment for Democracy which is directly from the US government.

This panel of Professor Kim Scipes and labor journalist Steve Zeltzer are members of the newly formed organization Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations LEPAIO.

Our speakers, Steve Zeltzer and Kim Scipes, are labor activists.

Background: Reckoning with the AFL-CIO’s Imperialist History.

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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.

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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.

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