Jul 062018
 

Saturday, July 7, 5pm

5920 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

We are having our third Marxism Class on Wage Labor & Capital, a short pamphlet on Marxist economics, this Saturday. Reading material will be provided at the class and we read and discuss together. You do not have to have attended prior classes to participate. Dinner will be served. For a link to the material go to https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm

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Jun 212018
 

Saturday, June 23, 5pm

5920 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

We are having our second Marxism Class on Wage Labor & Capital, a short pamphlet on Marxist economics, this Saturday. Reading material will be provided at the class and we read and discuss together. Dinner will be served. For a link to the material go to https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm

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Jun 152018
 

WORKERS WORLD PARTY LGBTQ PRIDE FORUM

STONEWALL STILL MEANS FIGHTBACK!

Saturday, June 16, 5:00 pm

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (at Antoinette just north of WSU)

Hear talks and join a discussion on issues facing working-class LGBTQI+ people in the ongoing struggles for full liberation! Get a Socialist perspective on the struggle.

Dinner Served

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THE STRUGGLE ISN’T OVER!

Throughout America and the Whole World, the rights of LGBTQ+ People and communities are being stripped away by lawmakers. Queer erasure in everything from the U.S. Census to Prisons is rampant, and the administration is filled with Homophobes and bigots. Mass shootings and violence against queer people, especially Trans people, and extreme disparity of wealth and resources when it comes to our community makes it harder and harder to survive unless you are straight, white, Cisgendered and privileged. Despite this, the media has begun to capitalize on raising awareness of gender and sexuality, perpetually marketing to Queer people without providing representation or opportunity, making it clear that they will take money from the LGBTQ+ community, but do not care about our struggle, selling the message that the battle for gay rights is over.

Now, Queer people are being forced to choose between two unacceptable options: Either become a commodity for Capitalist exploitation, or Vanish entirely. Instead, we are choosing to fight back against the Patriarchal, white supremacist power structure that profits off of our labor and lives.

Workers World Party is a radical revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party whose members, many of whom are queer, people of color, gender-nonconforming or non-men, stand in solidarity with all Oppressed peoples. The Detroit/Michigan branch especially has been instrumental in fighting against the vicious, egregious cases of Austerity in the region instituted by the suburban and financial occupation of the city. We have fought against the Water shutoffs and Housing foreclosures instituted by the banks and their government pawns, and have been vigorously fighting for the rights of those being exploited and oppressed by capitalism and gentrification. We as a party operate with the understanding that these crises and forces, from Homophobia and sexism to White Supremacy and institutional racism are a result – the only logical result – of our Capitalist environment, which must be dismantled. Our goal is the total Liberation of Queer people and all Oppressed Peoples from the chains that have been constructed to keep the working class powerless and unable to resist oppression.

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Jun 092018
 

Join the Workers World Party and Moratorium NOW Coalition Contingent

Sunday, June 10

Gather on Griswold between Lafayette and Fort at 11am

Parade begins at noon

 

Throughout America and the Whole World, the rights of LGBTQ+ People and communities are being stripped away by lawmakers. Queer erasure in everything from the U.S. Census to Prisons is rampant, and the administration is filled with Homophobes and bigots. Mass shootings and violence against queer people, especially Trans people, and extreme disparity of wealth and resources when it comes to our community makes it harder and harder to survive unless you are straight, white, Cisgendered and privileged. Despite this, the media has begun to capitalize on raising awareness of gender and sexuality, perpetually marketing to Queer people without providing representation or opportunity, making it clear that they will take money from the LGBTQ+ community, but do not care about our struggle, selling the message that the battle for gay rights is over.

Now, Queer people are being forced to choose between two unacceptable options: Either become a commodity for Capitalist exploitation, or Vanish entirely. Instead, we are choosing to fight back against the Patriarchal, white supremacist power structure that profits off of our labor and lives.

Workers World Party is a radical revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party whose members, many of whom are queer, people of color, gender-nonconforming or non-men, stand in solidarity with all Oppressed peoples. The Detroit/Michigan branch especially has been instrumental in fighting against the vicious, egregious cases of Austerity in the region instituted by the suburban and financial occupation of the city. We have fought against the Water shutoffs and Housing foreclosures instituted by the banks and their government pawns, and have been vigorously fighting for the rights of those being exploited and oppressed by capitalism and gentrification. We as a party operate with the understanding that these crises and forces, from Homophobia and sexism to White Supremacy and institutional racism are a result – the only logical result – of our Capitalist environment, which must be dismantled. Our goal is the total Liberation of Queer people and all Oppressed Peoples from the chains that have been constructed to keep the working class powerless and unable to resist oppression.

Please join us at Motor City Pride, Saturday and Sunday (6/9-6/10), at Hart Plaza from 1-6PM both days, where we will be hosting a table located at Booth #193. We will have literature, Workers World newspapers and best of all, real communists to meet, discuss and learn with. Meet your Comrades and Join the Struggle!

Alternatively, We will be meeting for the Pride March at Fort and Griswold at 11AM Sunday. Look for our Banners and signs and listen for our chants!

Queer Liberation, not Assimilation! Workers of the World, Unite!

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Jun 012018
 

Diplomacy or the Death of Democracy?
Forum on the DPRK

Saturday, June 2, 5pm

5920 Second Ave., Detroit 48202

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On January 1st, Supreme Leader of the DPRK (North Korea) and Chairman of the Worker’s Party, Kim Jong Un have a New Year’s speech in which he called for warming of relations and possible reconciliation with their neighbors to the south, the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Two days later, the two Korean leaders spoke for the first time in two years on a hotline. A week later, officials from both nations met, and agreed to the DPRK sending a delegation of athletes to compete in the Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang. As the two nations – who were still technically at war – marched under a flag which featured a united Korea in blue and white colors, the world looked on, and the Korean people saw this as a major turning point and a cooling of decades of tensions.

On April 27th, during a historic summit in Panmunjom where the two Korean leaders met for the first time, the two nations agreed to a path of denuclearization and talks to formally end the Korean war which began on June 25th, 1950. The agreement entailed a future meeting later in 2018 where the two Korea’s would sign a treaty to declare peace.

After 65 years of being in a state of war and various levels of hostilities, the chapter of a divided Korea seems to finally be ending. The Imperialists of the Pentagon and their war banker paymasters in Wall Street, however, seemed to have a different idea of how the peace process should go down, that is, on their terms only.

Despite the announcement in March 2018 of a historic summit after Kim Jong Un spontaneously invited President Donald Trump to sit down and talk, which if it were to occur, would be a first for any leader of either country. Trump, who faces scandal after scandal domestically and internationally, was quick to agree to the summit, seeing the possibility of salvaging his mired presidency. Whether or not it was Trump acting solo, which seems spurious at best, or the Pentagon realizing this is an opportunity to re-strategize their tactics of regime change, the US imperialist state has made it nearly impossible for anything constructive to take place between the DPRK and the US. It has continually thrown obstacles in the peace and reconciliation process of the two Korea’s by going forward with a planned joint military drill with the Japanese and Korean militaries. These drills are seen as incidenarary and provocative by the DPRK, who asserts that they simulate an invasion of the peninsula. It’s not hard to emphasize with them considering the US flies nuclear-capable bombers over the peninsula, particularly close to the North Korean border.

Because of this, the DPRK cancelled a high level meeting with diplomats from both Korea’s which were to hammer out the details set forth in the Panmunjom accords. To it’s credit, the Republic of Korea asked to bow out of the drills, and the US even pulled it’s bombers — seemingly out of good will. It was not two weeks later after continuous provocations by the US in the form of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding nuclear concessions from the DPRK on a unilateral basis, National Security Advisor and infamous neocon John Bolton suggesting the “Libya Model” for the country, and Vice President Mike Pence threatening the DPRK to not “play Trump”. In response, Vice Minister of Foreign affairs called Mike Pence a “political dummy” after his “ignorant” comments. After these softball insults which were in response to Pence’s threat that DPRK would get the “Libya Model” – a horrific bombing campaign and intervention by NATO which saw the US and EU powers funneling arms into the hands of groups that later become ISIS – if they tried to pull a fast one on Trump, the much maligned President of the US cancelled the summit between the DPRK and the US citing “open hostility and aggression”.

This only shows that the US has absolutely no interest in actual peace, instead they are only interested in US unipolar hegemony. From Venezuela to Iran to the DPRK and beyond, the US throws any hope of diplomacy and peace into the incinerator to satiate the never ending appetite of profits for Wall Street and the military industry.

Join us on June 2nd for a forum on the DPRK and the state of US international relations. Talks will feature a historic perspective on the Korean war, current economic and geopolitical conditions of the DPRK and Korean peninsula, a report on the Venezuelan elections under the gun of the US State department, and a crucial spotlight on the rights of women in the DPRK.

The forum is at 5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI, and starts at 5pm, and food and beverages will be provided.

 

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May 102018
 

Saturday, May 12, 5pm

5920 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

This class will discuss Karl Marx’s Wage, Labor and Capital. This basic work on Marxist economics explains the mechanism of exploitation of the workers’ labor by the capitalists. We will be reading the text together.

Dinner will be served.

Here is a link to the text. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/Marx_Wage_Labour_and_Capital.pdf

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May 042018
 

RUSSIA IS NOT THE ENEMY: THE U.S. DRIVE FOR WAR AND “FAKE NEWS”

Saturday, May 5th, 5pm

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Anytime you turn on the TV or open social media, you’re bombarded with propaganda about Russia. The media portray Russian president Vladimir Putin as a mastermind who has committed crimes of every variety, from hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails and subverting the democratic process across the Western world, to poisoning his enemies abroad and invading Russia’s neighbors. Every US war starts with a lie to convince the world that an “enemy” is threatening freedom and democracy. This is no exception.

What’s the agenda behind this? Why are our government and media pushing so hard for war with Russia?

Please join us for a community dinner and discussion on these questions and more. With presentations on the role of Russia in the world today and the propaganda machine fueling this war drive, we will work together to answer these questions and oppose war.

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Apr 212018
 

May Day Demonstration

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

3:30 PM

Clark Park
Clark Street and Vernor, Detroit, MI 48209

3:30 PM – Rally
4:30 PM – March
5:15 PM – Closing Rally
6:00 PM – End

Each of us – no matter our identity or the place of our birth – deserves clean & affordable water, housing, good iobs, & education, not jails, deportations, and war.

  • Disband ICE! No raids, no deportations!
  • No to lslamophobia!
  • No to racism, sexism, ableism, and LGBTQ oppression!
  • Money for iobs, housing, and education, not war!
  • No to imperialism, colonialism, and imperialist wars!
  • No more gentrification!
  • End police brutality!
  • Demilitarize police to demilitarize society!
  • Housing is a human right!
  • Water is a human right! Fix the pipes, end the water shut-offs!
  • No Union Busting! $15 Minimum Wage and a Union!
  • End right-to-work laws!
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work!
  • Abortion on demand, without apology!
  • Sex work is work!
  • Stop the Trump-Pence agenda!
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Mar 052018
 

Saturday, March 10, 5 PM

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

All women invited to speak out!

Women are in the forefront of every struggle for justice and liberation. The last year has seen the rising tide of women speaking out against sexual violence and harassment in the workplace and everyday life. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have empowered women to speak truth and demand justice at every level.

Join us to commemorate International Working Women’s Day at a Detroit speakout for women in the struggle. YOUR voice counts!

Smash Trump ~ Stop racism, sexism & fascism ~ Fight gender oppression ~ Reproductive justice for all women ~ No anti-LGBTQ bigotry ~ Stop attacks on Muslims & immigrants ~ Free national health care for all ~ Overturn capitalism ~ For socialist revolution!

Dinner served at 5 p.m. (donation, no one turned away) with speakout following.
Call 313-378-2369 for more information.

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Feb 282018
 

Friday, March 2

5 PM

Hart Plaza

Woodward Ave. at Jefferson, Detroit, 48226

Demonstrate to demand Wall Street and the Pentagon stop the threats of war against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea!

Koreans have existed as a distinct ethnic and linguistic people for thousands of years. But in 1945, Dean Rusk, then a U.S. Army colonel, split the Korean nation into two parts, drawing a line on a map at the 38th parallel. Ever since, the U.S. military has occupied the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.

For three years, 1950-53, the U.S. carried out a brutal war of annihilation against the socialist north, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. At least two million Koreans were killed and every building over one story in the north was destroyed. The U.S. dropped more bombs on North Korea than it had during the entire war in the Pacific against Japan.

At great cost, the Koreans held out and the U.S. finally agreed to a ceasefire in 1953. But, despite repeated requests by the north, the U.S. has refused to even discuss a peace treaty. Instead, it has tried to destroy the country with economic sanctions and international isolation, intensified after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Despite this, the people of the DPRK have built up from the ashes a society that reflects their desire for self-determination. The DPRK has 100% literacy and is among the most advanced countries in maternal health and survival.

In the southern half of Korea, a broad popular movement that toppled the last president for corruption is pressing for better relations with the north. This was clearly seen at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, when South Koreans joyfully applauded a joint north-south team. But the U.S. is completely hostile to these efforts. On the contrary, it openly threatens the DPRK with nuclear annihilation.

With all the troubles affecting us here in the U.S. — underemployment, racism, state repression, lack of healthcare and affordable housing — we oppose giving the generals in the Pentagon more money. Trump has already broken records on Pentagon spending — proposing $719 billion for 2019 — while 50% of children in the United States require some form of food assistance and the infrastructure falls apart.

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