24th Dec, 2018
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's Assassination:
A Two-Part Workshop on Luxemburg as Marxist, as Revolutionary, and as Feminist
Sunday, January 13 and 27, 2019
951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, LA 90012
(near Chinatown stop on Gold Line)
Rosa Luxemburg's life was cut short 100 years ago by proto-fascists as she was leading a leftist revolution in Germany. Via her enduring theoretical writings and her leadership role in both the German and Polish revolutionary movements, Luxemburg was the most important woman socialist thinker to date. A theorist of imperialism and war, of women and revolution, and of spontaneity and democracy in revolution, she also criticized Lenin and Trotsky from the left for having established a single-party state after the Russian Revolution of 1917. This series will touch upon the major strands in Luxemburg's writings in a participatory, 21st century way, linking them to the issues of our times.
All readings will be drawn from the ROSA LUXEMBURG READER, ed. Hudis and Anderson, Monthly Review Press. PDFs of the readings can also be obtained from IMHO.
1. Biographical intro by Kevin B. Anderson, coeditor ROSA LUXEMBURG READER
2. Imperialism/Colonialism, intro by Nick Takeyama, student activist
Reading: [On Imperialism in India and Algeria], from her ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL
3. Women and revolution, intro by Rocio Lopez, immigration and antiwar activist
Reading: [articles on women]
1. Intro by Lilia Monzo, author of A REVOLUTIONARY SUBJECT: PEDAGOGY OF WOMEN OF COLOR AND INDIGENEITY
2. Reforming vs. totally uprooting capitalism, intro by Thonette Myking, Scandinavian labor and feminist activist
Reading: "Social Reform or Revolution?"
3. Spontaneity in revolution, intro by Kris Gardner, organizer at IMHO and creative designer
Reading: From "The Mass Strike"
Sponsored by West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization
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