The Militarization of the Police – Steve Martinot – Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 10:30am Pacific Time

Our speaker, Steve Martinot, will describe how police militarization rests on the foundation of the militarist ethic by which the police operate. The government has seen fit to supply the police with military equipment, which has consequences both for the people subjected to the presence of such weaponry and for government intentions. The second half of the presentation will be on the relation of police militarization to the structures of racialization in the US. Lifelong social justice...

Nuclear Weapons and the Ukraine Crisis – Mark Albertson – Sunday, Jan 22, 202310:30am Pacific Time

The Nuclear Option: The nuclear option was exercised twice: At Hiroshima, August 6, 1945, followed three days later at Nagasaki, August 9. Both by the United States against the same targeted nation, Japan. Japan, as well. was working on the Bomb, with the Army and Navy each having programs. Yet it was Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman who split the atom in 1938, providing Germany with the inside track towards the Bomb. The advent of the Bomb will effect foreign relations, war, societies, and...

8 Years Before Donbas Documentary Filmmaker – Don Courter – January 15, 2023 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

8 Years Before is an independently-funded documentary film directed by international journalist Donald Courter and produced collaboratively with international heavyweight fighting champion Jeff Monson. The film portrays in stark detail the long saga of suffering that the Donbass people endured at the hands of the Ukrainian military, following the 2014 Euromaidan coup d'etat. Through primary source accounts and interviews with ordinary citizens of Donbass, human stories with a perspective never...

Report Back from Russia and Donetsk – Dan Kovalik – January 8, 2023 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Report Back from Russia and Donetsk - Dan Kovalik - January 8, 2023 10:30 AM Pacific Time

The Volatility of US Hegemony in Latin America – Roger Harris – Sunday Dec 18, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Latin America and the Caribbean have taken on a becoming pink complexion, all the more sowith historic left victories this year in Colombia and Brazil. These electoral rejections of therightwing followed left victories last year in Peru, Honduras, and Chile. And those, in turn, cameafter similar routs in Bolivia in 2020, Argentina in 2019, and Mexico in 2018.This surging “Pink Tide” protests the neoliberal model imposed by the US and its collaborators.Neoliberalism has failed to meet the needs...

Iran’s Role in the Anti-imperialist Struggle – Bahman Azad – Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

  Our program will address current events in Iran and the international reaction to them. US-led forces are exploiting events in Iran to push for violent regime change. Unilateral and illegal economic sanctions imposed by the US are killing Iranians. These sanctions are responsible for much of the Iranian people’s suffering and anger. They have served as a background for the outburst of different protests and are intentionally aimed at destabilizing the Iranian society through instigating...

Racism, Anti-Communsim and the CPUSA’s Struggle Against Both in U.S. History – Norman Markowitz – Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

“Every Liberal is a Socialist. Every Socialist is a Communist. Every Communist is Moscow’s Spy.” So went a poster used in an anti-May Day “Loyalty Day” march in the high cold war period after WWII. But anti-Communism went far beyond traditional conservative and reactionary groups and became the foundation of a “cold war consensus” for U.S. domestic and foreign policy in the post WWII period. In my presentation I will examine the relationship between color racism as the model for...

The Biggest Academic Workers Strike in California History! – Dave Welsh – Sunday, November 27, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

A huge, unprecedented strike of academic workers started on November 14th, hitting all ten University of California campuses like a ton of bricks. The 48,000 striking workers perform the majority of the teaching and research at UC, yet the pay and benefits for these workers, members of the United Auto Workers union, is way too low especially for high-cost-of-living areas like Berkeley, California. The UC Regents, who run the university and represent the most powerful business interests in the...

The Comprehensive Crisis in the U.S. and the Revolutionary Way Forward – Carlos Garrido – Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Carlos L. Garrido- “The Comprehensive Crisis in the U.S. and the Revolutionary Way Forward” In line with the tradition of Marxism-Leninism, this presentation argues that the elements constitutive of objectively revolutionary conditions are all present in the U.S.; what is missing for a successful revolutionary movement is the subjective factor. The presenter will argue that the purity fetish which predominates the outlook of modern American communism has presented a fundamental fetter for the...

The Challenge of Aleksandr Dugin: The Fourth Political Theory – Sunday, November 13, 2022 10:30 AM Pacific Time

 Professor Aleksandr Dugin of Russia has a wide sweep in scholarship, from Philosophy, Sociology to Geopolitics. He is 60 years of age. He has written 60 books. His book 'The Fourth Political Theory' has been translated into English by Michael Millerman, a Canadian, with a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Dugin is an idealist conservative philosopher. Liberalism, according to Dugin, is the theory of Capitalism, which has defeated its two challengers in the 20th century: Communism on the Left and Fascism...