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Marxist School of Sacramento

Point of View Speaker Series:

Challenging Perspectives on Current Issues
Winter/Spring 2014

NOTE LOCATION: Our lectures are held generally on the third Thursday of the month at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street, Classroom 9, Sacramento, CA (between Castro Way and 4th Ave.)

Thursday, September 18: Jeff Mackler, author and social justice activist, will speak on the environmental crisis, and what we can do to counter this threat. He serves on the organizing committee for the September 21 Northern California People’s Climate Rally in Oakland.  His most recent booklets on Palestine, Marxist economic theory, Edward Snowden, Egypt, Libya and "Capitalism Damns the Environment" will be available at the meeting. 

Thursday, October 16: John Curl, author of For All The People (the history of workers’ cooperatives in America), will chronicle these social justice systems. He is a longtime co-op participant, whose book will be available.

Thursday, November 20 (not Nov 13 as previously listed!): Joshua Kahn Russell, editor of A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice (with Toban Black and Stephen D'Arcy). Presenting leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands (including Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and WInona LaDuke, among many others), A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.

Thursday, December 18: David Hartsough, author of Waging Peace. His lively tales of a peace activist’s eyewitness account of events, in and out of the U.S., will cover the past six decades. David’s book will be on hand.

and coming in 2015:

Thursday, January 15, 2015,  Film showing (1 hour) and conversation with director Sam Mayfield.
Wisconsin Rising
A Documentary Film Directed and Produced by Sam Mayfield,
Green Valley Media, and E.W. Stetson
Wisconsin Rising documents the largest sustained workers’ resistance movement in American history. Wisconsin was a testing ground for the nation in 2011 as big money attempted to undo basic workers’ rights when newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker suddenly stripped collective bargaining power from the state’s public employees.

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