Nov 112017
 

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution

Saturday, Nov. 11, 5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI

Topics to be discussed:

  • How the Bolshevik Revolution Inspired Socialist Revolutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • How Young Revolutionaries View Socialism in the USSR — the gains achieved for the masses of people.
  • Special Analysis by Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World newspaper: What led to the
    counterrevolution that overthrew socialism in the USSR – Why we continue to be optimistic for a socialist future.

Dinner served.

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Sep 262017
 

Stop U.S. Imperialist Wars at Home and Abroad

Saturday, September 30 at 5 PM – 8 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI

Join ​us​​ ​for ​presentations​ ​and​ ​discussion​ ​on​ ​recent ​​developments​ of ​resistance​ ​to​ ​​the ​​Pentagon’s ​​and ​​Wall​ ​Street’s​ ​wars ​​of ​​aggression. The​ ​Trump​ ​administration​ ​has​ ​proven ​​itself​ ​just​ as​ ​bloodthirsty​ ​​as​ ​any other ​seeking ​to​ ​expand​ ​and​ intensify​ ​​its ​​aggression ​across​ ​the​ globe.​ ​U.S. imperialism​ has​ its sights​ ​​on​ Venezuela​ ​and​ the​ ​​Democratic People’s​ Republic​ ​of​​ ​Korea,​ while​ ​it​ ​​continues​ destroying Afghanistan, ​​assaulting ​the​ ​Syrian Arab​ ​Republic,​ ​and​ ​facilitating​ ​the​ Saudi-led​ ​destruction​ ​​of ​​Yemen.

Dinner served at 5:00 PM – Forum follows dinner.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more info call 313-680-5508.

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Sep 162017
 

DO IT LIKE DURHAM

PUBLIC MEETING

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

5920 SECOND AVENUE, DETROIT (dinner served)

HEAR A FIRST-HAND REPORT FROM THE YOUNG DURHAM, N.C. FREEDOM FIGHTERS FACING FELONY CHARGES FOR TEARING DOWN THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN DURHAM, NC.

The struggle against white supremacy in all its forms is just! The events in Charlottesville, followed by the action in Durham that toppled the Confederate monument, are part of a growing movement to combat some of the most heinous, racist sections of far right that have been emboldened by Trump. In response, cities across the country have preemptively taken down Confederate monuments — not because these politicians want to “do the right thing,” but because they fear rebellion and the strength of a united, multinational movement.

In spite of this, Trump’s bellicose attacks on our movement have continued — including the egregious pardoning of arch-racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the elimination of DACA, and a media onslaught equating anti-fascist fighters with Nazi and KKK scum. Discuss how to heighten the fight against racism and white supremacy in Michigan and across the U.S.

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Aug 152017
 

Teach-In on Venezuela

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

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

Featuring Q&A with Jesus Espinosa Rodriguez, representative of the Venezuelan government, skyping in from Venezuela.

  • Introductions by Elena Herrada: Detroit School Board in Exile
  • Cuba Report Back from Tyler Vosgerchian & Kozmo Pappas: 2017 participants of Pastors for Peace and Venceremos Brigade, solidarity trips organized to Protest the U.S. Travel Ban
  • Q & A With Consul General of Venuzuela: Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza

Sponsored by Moratorium Now! Coalition, Wayne State SDS, Workers World Party

Free admission — contact 313-680-5508 for more information.

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Aug 142017
 

NO WAR ON KOREA!

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 5 PM

Hart Plaza, Jefferson and Woodward, Detroit


Amid increased attacks against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by Wall Street and the Pentagon, there is a looming threat of war hanging over us. President Trump’s comment on unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is a threat of nuclear conflict not only just for those living on the Korean peninsula, but a potential maelstrom that could engulf DPRK’s neighbors as well, such as Russia and China.
The drive for war most be opposed in whatever way possible and people of all countries must unite against it, in the name of peace. We encourage anyone from any organization or group opposed to imperialist war to speak out at the demonstration.

Sponsored by Workers World Party

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Aug 032017
 

Workers World Party Class Series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Workers World Party Class
Lenin’s State and Revolution
Saturday, August 5, 5:00 PM

Dinner followed by reading and discussion.

Class leaders: Kayla Pauli and Jamie Smedley

Join us Saturday, August 5th for our class on State And Revolution written by V.I. Lenin just a few months before the successful worker revolution in 1917 and published in 1918. Come to a discussion on what is the capitalist state, and why socialist revolution is the only solution to police brutality, prisons and the U.S. court system of justice for the rich and enslavement for the workers and oppressed.

Lenin notes that the capitalist state “is a power which arose from society but places itself above it and alienates itself more and more from it. What does this power mainly consist of? It consists of special bodies of armed men having prisons, etc., at their command.”

To read ahead:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/preface.htm
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm

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Jul 132017
 

Workers World Party Class Series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

WWP Class: Lenin’s April Theses

Saturday, July 15, PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Dinner served at 5:00 – Class and discussion follows dinner.

As part of our series commemorating the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution, which saw the birth of the world’s first workers’ state and the ushering in of the age of global revolution, we are revisiting document’s related to Lenin’s April Theses as well as the monumental document itself. Following the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II and the creation of the Provisional Government in Russia, the April Theses are a set of documents outlining the tasks of communists in that period.

Revolutionaries of today must examine the conditions during previous revolutionary periods and learn from their successes and shortcomings to better arm ourselves for the days ahead.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more info call 313-680-5508

Reading material available at
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/apr/04.htm
Copies will also be provided at the class.

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Jun 142017
 

WWP Contingent – 2017 Motor City Pride

 

Queer Liberation and Socialism

Saturday, June 17, 5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

In our age of neo-fascist reaction and imperialist destruction, queer lives and communities are facing a renewed assault by the most reactionary elements of our society. The president and vice president are arch-bigots, and the VP in particular believes in “gay conversion therapy.” The rights of trans individuals to public space, represented by the right to gender-neutral bathrooms, are coming under attack as well. 11 trans individuals of color have been murdered so far in 2017.

As capitalism proves that it is incapable of providing the means of living to the vast majority of people on earth, the problems facing the queer community are becoming more acute. LGBTQ youth homelessness and lack of access to health care services are a facet of capitalism that cannot be resolved under this system.

Please join the Queer Liberation Contingent of Workers World Party at our follow-up forum to Pride to discuss how only socialism is capable of providing the queer community with the means to determine our own bodies and livelihoods, how queer oppression is intertwined with capitalism, and how socialism has historically responded to queer oppression.

Dinner followed by program

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Apr 282017
 

Workers World Party Class Series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

First Class – The February Revolution of 1917 which overthrew the Tsar

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5:00 pm

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Dinner served at 5:00 – Class and discussion follows dinner

Reading Material – 5 Days in February from Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution

This great work describes the February insurrection that began on International Women’s Day and which led to the overthrow of the Tsar. The material gives tremendous insight into how a demonstration matures into an insurrection, with a vivid description of the tensions and dynamics at play during the decisive moments.

Attached is the chapter from which we will read segments which will also be provided at the class. We read and discuss the material together.

For more information call: 313-319-0870.

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Apr 172017
 

Saturday, April 22, 5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
(at Antoinette, north of WSU)

Join Workers World Party Detroit for a discussion on the growing threat of imperialism in the age of Trump. The program will include talks on how the new U.S. regime’s policies are accelerating the deadly wars in countries like Syria and Afghanistan, as well as placing other countries and regions on the kill list such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Africa. We will also discuss how these new policies harm the most vulnerable populations within the empire itself by taking money away from those most in need and giving it to the massive war machine via new budgets for the Pentagon and intelligence agencies.

Free and open to the public.

Dinner will be served.

More information: 313.680.5508

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