Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

March 11, 2009

Thursday, 7:30: Marxist Reading Group at Columbia

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The 2nd meeting of our Marxist reading group will be tomorrow (Thursday) night. We’ll be reading part II of the Communist Manifesto – a very rich, but short section of reading, so if it’s not too late to check out the link below and join in. You don’t need to have been at the first one, all are welcome. All the details below:

Marxist Reading Group at Barnard & Columbia!

Are you interesting in…learning what Marxism is all about? In reading Marx and other writers in the socialist tradition? In looking for ways to apply radical ideas to activism?

To start, we’re discussing one of history’s most important political manuscripts, The Communist Manifesto, by Marx and Engels. Within the context of the worst economic crisis in the US since the Great Depression, their critique of capitalism is of great relevance and importance in understanding the inherent problems of the current economic system. Furthermore, their identification of the working class as a revolutionary group capable of democratizing and running society provides an answer to which social forces can transform society to a classless one that prioritizes human need, not corporate greed.

For our second meeting, we’ll be reading Part II of The Communist Manifesto, “Proletarians & Communists” You can view it online or print it out from:
http://marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch02.htm


Thursday, March 12th @ 7:30pm
Teacher’s College Library, 2nd Floor

(We will meet up at the main Teacher’s College entrance, Zankel, which is at 525 W 120th St, in the middle of the block between Broadway and Amsterdam. Click here to view a map. )

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For more information contact columbia.iso@gmail.com

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