Socialists from Seattle, Olympia, and Tacoma will be carpooling down to this event in Portland. Check it out and send us an email if you would like to join a carpool!
Northwest Marxism Conference
Saturday, November 8
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Portland State University
Neuberger Hall Rooms 375, 381
Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism is no longer working. And millions of people around the world are fighting back—from the struggle against police violence in Ferguson, to the Occupation of Gaza, to the struggle against climate change.
Marxism provides a revolutionary understanding and strategy for ridding society of exploitation and oppression once and for all. We want more than just resistance, we want to win. Join people from Portland, Seattle, Olympia, Eugene, and elsewhere to discuss core Marixst ideas and how they apply to changing the world today.
Registration required – recordings will not be allowed. This is to protect those in attendance from right-wing harassment.
Session 1- 10:15 A.M.
Why the working class can change society
Session 2- 12:15 P.M.
Reform or Revolution?
Session 3 – 2:45 P.M.
Marxism and Women’s Liberation
Session 4- 4:30 P.M.
Marxism, Imperialism, and War
Session 1 – Why the Working Class is Central to Changing Society
- Kyle Brown, Neoliberalism and the Changing Working Class
- David McNally, Global Slump, Chapter 6
Session 2 – Reform or Revolution
- Rosa Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution
- Tom Lewis, “Chile: The State and Revolution,” International Socialist Review Issue 6
Session 3 – Marxism and Women’s Liberation
- Sharon Smith, “Theorizing Women’s Oppression Part 1,” International Socialist Review Issue 88
- Sue Ferguson and David McNally, Forward to Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Towards a Unitary Theory
- Jessie Muldoon, “Capitalist Reproduction and Women’s Oppression,” International Socialist Review Issue 93
Session 4 – Marxism, Imperialism, and War
- Joel Geier, “Marxism and War,” International Socialist Review Issue 8
- Lenin and Zinoviev, Socialism and War, Chapter 1: The Principles of Socialism and the War of 1914-1915