News and Letters at the Left Forum

If you’re at the Left Forum this weekend, stop by our literature table.  And come to our panel.

More information on our Marxist-Humanist panel at the Left Forum: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138801306185234

“A Marxist-Humanist Concept of Solidarity”

Saturday, March 19 · 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Room W522, Pace University, next to City Hall, NYC
Spruce St. and William St.
New York, NY

http://www.leftforum.org/content/marxist-humanist-concept-solidarity-movement-practice-itself-form-theory

A Marxist-Humanist Concept of Solidarity–The Movement From Practice is Itself a Form of Theory

E. Panel Session 2—Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Gender and Sexuality Labor Marxism and Theory Susan Stellar—Detroit Agriculture Network Approved Gerry Emmett—News and Letters Committees Susan Stellar—Detroit Agriculture Network Terry Moon—News and Letters Committees Urszula Wislanka—California Coalition of Women Prisoners News & Letters 32 W522

Panel Abstract:

Marxist-Humanism developed a form of solidarity through 50 years of work in News and Letters Committees. It is expressed in the newspaper, News & Letters, where it is a principle that those involved in freedom struggles speak for themselves. Workers, women, African-Americans, immigrants, and youth tell their own stories, which are not separated from Marx’s philosophy of revolution. Solidarity is not limited to supporting struggles. It encompasses a deep exchange of ideas, learning from each other in the struggle for a free society based on new human relations. Panelists will take up this unique concept of solidarity discussing how they bring a philosophy of freedom directly to their work with people struggling for freedom–from environmental justice activists in Memphis and Chicago to women prisoners in California and many other struggles. They will show how central to solidarity work is a print newspaper and how discussion of ideas is a crucial part of developing a movement forward.

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