Point of View Speaker Series:
Challenging Perspectives on Current Issues
NOTE LOCATION: Our lectures are held at the Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento, CA (1 blk south of Broadway)
Thursday, September 19
Alan Wieder presents his book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid
(Monthly Review Press)
Join author Alan Wieder for a discussion of his new book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid. This engaging and richly detailed work recounts the extraordinary lives of First and Slovo, their contributions to the anti-apartheid struggle, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship.
Thursday, October 3 (NOTE THE DATE: FIRST THURSDAY!)
Red Army Faction : A documentary history in two volumes, for the first time in English
Edited by J. Smith and Andre Moncourt, PM Press
J. Smith, co-editor of the documentary history of the Red Army Faction urban guerrillas, will discuss his work and the life, times and enduring relevance of the Red Army Faction.
Volume 1, Projectiles for the People, traces the history of the Red Army Faction, an underground organization devoted to carrying out armed attacks within the Federal Republic of Germany, in the intention of establishing a tradition of illegal, guerilla resistance to imperialism and state repression. This volume covers the origins of the RAF from the aftermath World War II and establishment of West Germany as an authoritarian anti-communist bulwark; and includes the documents of the RAF from Andreas Baader’s prison break through the 1972 May Offensive and the 1975 hostage-taking in Stockholm, to the desperate, and tragic, events of the “German Autumn” of 1977.
Volume 2, Dancing with Imperialism, covers the period immediately following the organization’s near-total decimation in 1977. This work includes the details of RAF’s guerilla operations, communiqués and texts, from 1978 up until the 1984 offensive.
Thursday, November 21
Attack on K-12 Public Education: School Closures, Court Rulings and Resistance Tactics: Panel Discussion with local public school activists
Carl Pinkston, secretary, Black Parallel School Board
Darryl White, chair of the Black Parallel School Board
Lori Jablonski, government teacher, McClatchy High School
Kate Lennox, activist/blogger, Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
Jonathan Tran, Hmong Innovating Politics, focusing on mobilizing community members to oppose the SCUSD school closures, and the lessons learned. https://www.facebook.com/HIPSacramento
Thursday, December 19, 2013
There will be no POV presentation in December, but we are planning a full schedule of speakers and classes for 2014. Stay tuned1
COMING IN 2014
January 16, 2014
Songs of Freedom: Songbook by Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly
First edited by James Connolly and published in 1907. This new edition was edited by Mat Callahan and includes not only the original Songs of Freedom, but the 1919 Connolly Souvenir program published in Dublin for a concert commemorating Connolly’s birth. Both are reproduced exactly as they originally appeared. Also included is the james Connolly Songobook of 1972, with the most complete selection of Connolly’s lyrics and historical background essential to understanding the context in which the songs were written and performed. Connolly was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916.
Rights and Wrongs of Child Labor
William Myers, Co-authored with Michael Bourdillon