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America First? – Transatlantic conversations on class reality and revolt
June 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The going gets tough, but there is loads of inspiring stuff happening in the US at the moment. Things we want to understand and learn from. From prison organising, fightback against anti-abortionists, strikes for higher minimum wages, resistance against deportations and evictions, to struggles in the rural hinterland.
Over the next year or so, we’ll be hosting a series of meetings with the virtual presence of comrades from the US, talking about different aspects of class struggle and their wider context. Please come along! The first three meetings will be:
Friday, 26th of May, 6pm: Amiri Barksdale (Insurgent Notes) will join us to discuss the historical development of race and class relations in the US.
Friday, 23rd of June, 6pm: Scott Nappalos (IWW), a long-time Wobblie and health worker will talk about rank-and-file organising in precarious jobs.
Sunday, 23rd of July, 6pm: Comrades of Redstockings and Women’s Liberation Movement will tell us about fighting back against state and religious attacks on abortion and the wider social background of reactionary anti-women politics.
Further meetings will be announced as and when – so stay tuned!
We will publish short papers and reading lists for each meeting, so that, if they want, participants can prepare a bit for the discussion. We will also publish minutes of the meetings. Check out more info here:
Looking forward to seeing you…