Sep 282016
 

WWP-Detroit Marxism Class:

From Charlotte to Standing Rock and the
Struggle for National Liberation and Socialism

charlotte-demo

Sat.,  Oct. 1,     5:00-8:00pm

5920 Second Ave. at Attoinette, north of Wayne State University

Dinner Will be Serve

Class will be streamed live from the Facebook page: Workers World Party – Michigan

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Reading will be taken from these articles:

–On Solidarity wiith Charlotte:
http://www.workers.org/2016/09/24/full-solidarity-with-the-rebellion-in-charlotte/#.V-sAN_krLIU

–Charlotte and the United States Police Killings
http://www.globalresearch.ca/charlotte-police-killings-of-african-americans-prompt-days-of-protest/5547982

–Leonard Peltier on Standing Rock:
http://www.workers.org/2016/09/19/on-solidarity-with-standing-rock-executive-clemency-and-the-international-indigenous-struggle/#.V-sVt_krLIU

–Workers World on Union Solidarity With Standing Rock:
http://www.workers.org/2016/09/20/unions-unity-and-standing-rock/#.V-sWffkrLIU

–Sam Marcy on Busing and Self-Determination in 1975
http://www.workers.org/marcy/cd/sambus/bus/bus00.htm

–Discussions on the Negro Question by Trotsky and Swabeck in Turkey, 1933
https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/works/1940/negro1.htm#prinkipo

Come out to Workers World Party Detroit Branch’s Marxism Class Series where we discuss the most important issues of the day from an internationalist and socialist perspective.

This week we are examining the reasons behind why genuine marxists and socialists unconditionally support and defend the struggles for self-determination, full equality, national liberation and socialism in the United States and around the world.

In order to achieve a complete understanding of the present situation we must become rooted in a historical materialist view of the critical role the oppressed nations have played in the movements against capitalism and imperialism. The recent developments in Standing Rock, North Dakota and Charlette, North Carolina illustrates the potential for broader revolutionary political activity which attract the attention and participation of millions.

During the class we will review excerpts from articles both contemporary and historical which shed light on the necessity to prepare for the rapidly evolving mass struggles among the nationally opressed and workers as a whole.

Reading materials will be provided for participants.

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Aug 222016
 

Workers World Party Public Meeting

Celebrate Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

Saturday, August 27

5 PM

5920 Second Ave. (at Antoinette), Detroit
(two blocks north of WSU Law School)

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Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Evo Morales

Workers World Party is commemorating the 90th Birthday of Fidel Castro, the great leader of the Cuban Revolution. We will be showing the video, Fidel Castro, the Untold Story by Estela Bravo, a documentary that traces the history of Fidel and the Cuban Revolution and has great historical footage. We will also discuss current developments in Cuba and Latin America.

Dinner will be served.

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Here is a link to a statement by WWP candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly on Fidel’s 90th:  http://www.workers.org/2016/08/16/happy-birthday-fidel/

For more information on Workers World Party’s election campaign, please visit Vote4Socialism.org.

Hear WWP’s presidential candidate Monica Moorehead on Saturday, Sept. 10, 5pm at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit.

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Aug 122016
 

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‘Building people’s power’ – a community conversation with

MONICA MOOREHEAD

Workers World Party Presidential Candidate

Speaking on “Anti-Racist Solidarity: Key to Revolutionary Socialism”

Saturday, SEPT. 10

5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI

Other speakers:

Abayomi Azikiwe, leading member of the Workers World Party, Editor, Pan African Newswire, and Workers World newspaper contributing editor, paying tribute to George Jackson and the Attica Rebellion 45 years ago.

Joe Mchahwar, a leader of Fight Imperialism – Stand Together, reporting back from a visit to Milwaukee in solidarity with the recent Milwaukee Rebellion.

  • Meeting will be live-streamed through Facebook, beginning around 5:45 pm, after the community dinner, from facebook.com/WWP.michigan/.

Join labor and community activists for open discussion with Monica Moorehead, a Black revolutionary socialist woman running for president, following the speakers.

The Moorehead-Lilly campaign is in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, supports unions and other workers’ organizations, the LGBTQ community and women’s liberation; calls for reparations for the people of Flint, defends the Milwaukee Rebellion against cops murdering Black and Brown people, and fights for a socialist system that puts people before profit and that nurtures the environment.(For more details on WWP election program,, see WWP’s Program)

Neither Trump nor Clinton represent poor and working people – both parties are pro-war, anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman, and anti-worker. Together, poor and working people can organize in the streets for collective liberation.

Dinner will be served.

Call 313-680-5508 for more information.

vote4socialism.org

facebook.com/WorkersWorldParty/

facebook.com/WWP.michigan/

twitter: @wwp2016

email: wwp2016@workers.org

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Aug 012016
 

Workers World Party Discussion:

Revolutionaries and the Capitalist Elections

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 5:00 pm

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (at Antoinette, just north of Wayne State University)

DNC-demo

The Republican and Democratic conventions presented people with the “choice” between a neo-fascist demagogue in Donald Trump, and a pro-war, pro-Pentagon, pro Wall Street candidate in Hillary Clinton. In the meantime the millions who came out for change in supporting Bernie Sanders are told to forget it and get in line.

The meeting will feature reports on militant demonstrations that took place at both the RNC and the DNC. We will discuss the upcoming tour of Workers World Party Presidential candidate Monica Moorehead in Michigan, and how to use this tour to reach out with a socialist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and anti-racist program to those fed up with the parties of big business. Raise your thoughts and ideas on how to approach the elections in months to come.

Dinner served.

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Jun 192016
 

Workers World Pride Month Forum

Blame the system for Orlando attack!

Saturday, June 25, 5:00 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit 48202 (north of Wayne State U.)

West Philly Catholic High School basketball team.
West Philly Catholic High School basketball team.

In the early morning hours of June 12 a shooter opened gunfire during the Latin night at the Pulse club in Orlando, resulting in the deaths of 49 people and leaving 53 injured. All over the world mass numbers of people have publicly demonstrated their solidarity with the message “we are all Orlando. While initially ignoring that the attack targeted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, the big business media has begun crafting a narrative that fortifies the U.S.’s imperialist wars — at home and abroad — targeting people in the Middle East and followers of Islam. The greatest proponents of terrorism, however, are the U.S. capitalist government and the Pentagon.

This tragedy comes at a time when anti-LGBTQ terror has been heightened by the passage of anti-trans legislation. On March 23, after Charlotte passed an ordinance that would have protected trans people from discrimination, the North Carolina General Assembly fast-tracked House Bill 2, which banned such ordinances. Within 12 hours, the bill was passed and enthusiastically signed by right-wing Gov. Pat McCrory. There are over 40 anti-trans bills being considered in 16 states. Michigan State Senator Casperson has introduced a bill that would endanger trans children and youth by forcing them to use school bathrooms that coincide with the sex they were assigned at birth.

Whether it takes the form of mass murder or reactionary legislation, only a mass, grass-roots movement can push back bigotry. Trans people of color in North Carolina are leading the fight against HB2 and have stepped forward in solidarity with Orlando. Come learn about the resistance.

Guest Speaker: Loan Tran

Loan Tran is a queer and gender non-conforming organizer from North Carolina. They have been part of the on the ground struggle against HB2 (Hate Bill 2), that targets trans people and workers. They are a member of the Durham branch of Workers World Party and organize with high school students to dismantle the school to prison pipeline.

Dinner followed by program. Free and open, donations accepted. For more info 313-680-5508.

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Jun 012016
 

Workers World Public Meeting

Oppose counterrevolution and imperialist intervention in Brazil and Venezuela

Venezuela-demo

Saturday, June 4, 2016

5:00 pm

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (at Antoinette just north of Wayne State University.

Featured Speakers:

  • Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan African Newswire and contributing editor of Workers World Newspaper
  • Cheryl Labash, Organizer International Committee for Peace, Justice & Dignity, Co-chair, National Network on Cuba

Dinner served at 5:00 before speakers.

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May 182016
 

Workers World Party – Detroit Branch Class and Discussion

The Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871 – continued

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“The State and Revolution” by VI Lenin
Lessons of the Paris Commune

Class leader: Martha Grevatt

Saturday, May 21, 5:00 PM

5920 Second Ave., at Antoinette, Midtown Detroit

Dinner followed by discussion

To read in advance:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch03.htm

The Paris Commune of 1871 was one of the most important events in working class history. For the first time, for just two months, the workers of Paris booted out the capitalists and took state power. The Commune was brutally repressed and the streets of Paris ran red with blood. But the lessons from the Paris Commune are timeless. For 135 years workers and oppressed people seeking to abolish capitalist wage-slavery, including the leaders of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the 1949 Chinese Revolution and the 1959 Cuban Revolution, have studied the Commune and the workers state that was briefly established. Lenin’s State and Revolution, including this chapter, remains essential reading.

Join us as we continue our discussion of Chapter 3.

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May 112016
 

Workers World Party – Detroit Branch Class and Discussion

African American Liberation and the 2016 Elections – Part 2

Discussion leader: Debbie Johnson

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm

5920 Second Ave. at Antoinettee, Midtown Detroit

rebuild_Flint
For more information, call 313-671-3715

Dinner Will Be Served

United States presidential primaries and caucuses during 2016 clearly illustrate that national oppression and economic exploitation are at the root of the crisis of modern day capitalism.
Issues impacting African Americans and other people of color communities have only been raised due to the political and ideological struggles waged by those outside the official structures of the Republican and Democratic Party establishments.

Bourgeois elections lay bare the facade of democratic practice where monied interests operating with funding from Wall Street, the Pentagon and the complicity of the corporate media, attempt to set the tone and agenda for limited discussions and debates.

How can the U.S. claim to be a democratic country when millions are disenfranchised in the state of New York during the primary process? Why did the Clinton campaign gain the support of many political bosses when Bill Clinton signed legislation that imprisoned, disenfranchished and impoverished millions of African Americans during the 1990s?

Where will African Americans find a revolutionary path to liberation amid a rigged electoral process that ignores the fundamental issues of housing, jobs, land, medical care, quality education and anti-imperialist foreign policy? Why is it necessary for the nationally oppressed and working class to build their own political party in order to chart a course for total freedom?

Join this discussion on Saturday. Reading materials will be available at the class.

Suggested Reading Materials:
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/01/12/mlks-legacy-and-the-struggle-for-the-cities/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/02/10/150-years-of-black-liberation-struggles/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/03/09/elections-no-solution-to-racism-poverty/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/03/16/implications-of-clintons-setback-in-the-michigan-primary/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/03/23/fewer-african-americans-vote-in-primaries/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/04/06/african-american-political-power-and-the-elections/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/04/13/the-racist-criminalization-of-african-americans/

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Apr 212016
 

Workers World Party – Detroit Branch Class and Discussion

African American Liberation and the 2016 Elections

Facilitator: Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African News Wire & Contributing Editor to Workers World

Sat. April 23, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm

5920 Second Ave. at Antoinettee, Midtown Detroit

rebuild_Flint
For more information, call 313-671-3715

Dinner Will Be Served

United States presidential primaries and caucuses during 2016 clearly illustrate that national oppression and economic exploitation are at the root of the crisis of modern day capitalism.
Issues impacting African Americans and other people of color communities have only been raised due to the political and ideological struggles waged by those outside the official structures of the Republican and Democratic Party establishments.

Bourgeois elections lay bare the facade of democratic practice where monied interests operating with funding from Wall Street, the Pentagon and the complicity of the corporate media, attempt to set the tone and agenda for limited discussions and debates.

How can the U.S. claim to be a democratic country when millions are disenfranchised in the state of New York during the primary process? Why did the Clinton campaign gain the support of many political bosses when Bill Clinton signed legislation that imprisoned, disenfranchished and impoverished millions of African Americans during the 1990s?

Where will African Americans find a revolutionary path to liberation amid a rigged electoral process that ignores the fundamental issues of housing, jobs, land, medical care, quality education and anti-imperialist foreign policy? Why is it necessary for the nationally oppressed and working class to build their own political party in order to chart a course for total freedom?

Join this discussion on Saturday. Reading materials will be available
at the class.
Suggested Reading Materials:
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/01/12/mlks-legacy-and-the-struggle-for-the-cities/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/02/10/150-years-of-black-liberation-struggles/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/03/09/elections-no-solution-to-racism-poverty/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/03/16/implications-of-clintons-setback-in-the-michigan-primary/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/03/23/fewer-african-americans-vote-in-primaries/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/04/06/african-american-political-power-and-the-elections/
http://www.workers.org/articles/2016/04/13/the-racist-criminalization-of-african-americans/

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Apr 142016
 

May Day Detroit 2016

Sunday, May 1

Gather 2:00 PM

Grand Circus Park, Woodward and Adams, Pingree monument

March through downtown Detroit and rally afterwards

May Day 2016 leaflet pic
On International Workers Day, We say:
DETROIT AND FLINT LIVES MATTER!

Water is a human right. Fix Flint’s pipes. Refund the bills for poison water. Fully fund the costs of lead poisoning treatment. Stop shutoffs in Detroit and everywhere. Housing is a right. Stop foreclosures and evictions. Cancel the tax foreclosures. Education is a right. Solidarity with DPS teachers. No charter schools. Fire Judge Rhodes. Restore authority to the current elected school board in exile. Use Helping Hardest Hit funds to keep families in their homes, not tear homes down. No more Emergency Managers!

NO TO RACISM! Stop the raids and deportations!

No to immigrant-bashing, Islamophia, sexism, anti-LGBTQ bigotry and oppression everywhere. Shut down fascist Trump campaign. Stop police violence. Justice for Terrance Kellum, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Aiyana Jones, Sandra Bland, and over 1000 more killed by racist police.

Make the banks, the government, and the auto bosses pay for the crisis they created!

Cancel Flint’s and Detroit’s debt. Restore city retiree pensions and health care benefits that were stolen. Make GM give $4 billion to Flint. State and federal aid to Flint and all hard-hit Michigan cities. Release budget surplus and rainy day funds. Money for people, not for war.

Justice for workers here and around the world.

Stop union-busting attacks. $15-an-hour minimum wage with a union.

System change, not climate change.

Capitalism is the problem! People before profits!

Gather 2:00 PM

Grand Circus Park, Woodward and Adams, Pingree monument

March through downtown Detroit and rally afterwards

Endorsers: Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs; Detroit Green Party; Workers World Party; Fight Imperialism Stand Together; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice; Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association; Detroit Public Schools Board-in-exile; Fifth Column; Autoworker Caravan; Stand Up Now; Friends to Elect Cynthia A. Johnson; Alexandria Montgomery

To endorse, email moratorium@moratorium-mi.org or call 313-680-5508

Click here for leaflet: Mayday Detroit 2016 leaflet

For more info contact: Moratorium Now! 313-680-5508

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