The Meaning Of Marxism, Part 2

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International Socialist Organization: Denver Branch says
In January, February, and March, we will be discussing The Meaning of Marxism by Paul D’Amato, a concise but thorough book that lays a solid foundation for socialist theory and action. At February's meeting, we will be discussing Chapter 6: No Power Greater—the Working Class and Chapter 7: Democracy, Reform & Revolution, which total about 50 pages. The book is available at 30%-off here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/486-the-meaning-of-marxism

We structure our study groups to include a brief presentation, followed by an open discussion period. We suggest engaging with the readings and talks, but this isn’t mandatory for participation.
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Some questions we will consider:
What is the “working class?” What gives wage workers more potential power than slaves or peasants? Why do socialists support unions? Are unions enough to fight for socialism? How can workers who today accept life under capitalism come to challenge it? What is the role of the state under capitalism? How democratic is democracy under capitalism? Why does the left call the Democratic Party the “graveyard of social movements?” Can elections bring socialism?
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On March 18th, the final session on this book will focus on Chapter 11: Marxism & Oppression and Chapter 13: Imagine the Socialist Future.

(Event image: block print by Emmy Lou Packard)
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By: International Socialist Organization: Denver Branch

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