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West Coast Reading Group: Marxism & Oppression
August 19 @ 10:30 pm - August 20 @ 12:00 am EDT
One of the reasons we fight for revolutionary change is to put an end to oppression. It is important to truly acknowledge, not just the objective truths of the violence capitalism forces on us, but the ways in which this violence is measured, spread, and reproduced. Marxists are often accused of ‘class reductionism,’ that is, that all forms of oppression faced by the masses of marginalized peoples is a product of the class struggle.
While it is true that those most oppressed by the ruling class are often members of historically and systemically marginalized groups, we do not all face oppression under capitalism the same way. Today, we are more multiracial, more openly LGBTQ2SA+, more disabled, and more upset than ever.
Join Spring for an online discussion on this topic and how we can best unite and fight in our time for a better world.
- Russia 1917: gender, class and the Bolsheviks (https://marxistleftreview.org/articles/russia-1917-gender-class-and-the-bolsheviks/)
- Revolution in the 21st Century; chps 10-12 (https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/2007/revolution/index.html)
- Marxism, Exploitation, and Oppression (https://wearemany.org/a/2018/07/marxism-exploitation-and-oppression)
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