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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Apr 152017
 

RALLY and MARCH

Monday – May 1, 2017 – 5 P.M.

Grand Circus Park – Detroit
(corner Woodward Ave. & W. Adams St.)

  • Stop the raids! Stop the deportations! Hands off Immigrants!
  • Stop the U.S. war against Syria.
  • Hands off People’s Korea.
  • Stop police terror.
  • Water is a right, from Standing Rock to Flint and Detroit! No pipelines – No shutoffs.
  • $15 and a union! Jobs, health care, housing and education are human rights.
  • Defend Planned Parenthood! Reproductive rights now. No to Trump’s rape culture.
  • No anti-trans bathroom bills or presidential decrees! Stop attacks on the LGBTQ community.
  • Stop foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs.
  • Money for jobs, education, housing – not war.

The recent roundups of migrants under the Trump directive have shocked the world, drawing parallels to internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. But like the racist, anti-Muslim travel bans these attacks are meeting resistance. Large numbers stayed off work during “a Day Without Immigrants” and huge numbers of migrants are expected to skip work and school on May Day.

The scapegoating of migrants, as well as attacks on Muslims, people of color, women and the LGBTQ community, are all designed to fracture the working class and destroy any possibility of unity. Unity is desperately needed to fight mass layoffs, poverty wages, cutbacks in social programs and a myriad of economic attacks by the capitalist class.

More than a dozen calls have been issued for a general strike in the U.S. on May 1, International Workers Day. These have come from a wide range of organizations of migrant workers, women, prisoners, socialist revolutionaries and others. IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT A GLOBAL GENERAL STRIKE – NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, NO SHOPPING, NO RETALIATION!

Initiated by: Moratorium Now Coalition; Michigan People’s Defense Network; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice; Detroit Active & Retired Employees Association; Workers World Party

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Apr 072017
 

Friday, April 7, 5 PM

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48226


The Trump administration and their imperialist allies are demanding NATO take “unilateral action” in Syria including removing Assad. This would put the US in direct conflict with Russian forces and Iran. We cannot allow Syria to become another Libya or Iraq. Join us in saying ‘no’ to NATO’s destruction of Syria and imperialism in the Middle East.

Updates on Facebook at: Emergency Rally: Stop US Invasion Of Syria

 

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Mar 292017
 

2017 – Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

Detroit WWP Marxism Class on V.I. Lenin and Amilcar Cabral

Self Determination and National Culture

5920 Second Avenue (at Antoinette), Detroit

Sat. April 1, 5:00 PM

This event represents the second in a series of classes on Leninism and its application to the contemporary situation.

One of many fundamental lessons to be found within scientific socialist thought as developed by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels are the polemics with other tendencies within the revolutionary movements over the right of oppressed nations to self-determination, up to the point of independence. Marx maintained this view in regard to the political situations involving Poland and Ireland during the late 19th century.

V.I. Lenin, who along with the Bolshevik Party in the November (October) 1917 Revolution, applied the correct Marxist viewpoint in not only carrying out the first socialist seizure of state power but also the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1922. We will examine Lenin’s views on these questions from an article written in 1914, three years prior to the triump of the Russian Revolution.

Title: “The 1903 Program and Its Liquidators”

Later in 1970, at Syracuse University in New York state, Amilcar Cabral, the co-founder of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), delivered an historic address on the need for revolutionary theory in approaching the role of culture in the national liberation struggles leading to socialist construction.

Reading materials:

“The 1903 Program and Its Liquidators”
“National Liberation and Culture”

These reading materials will be supplied at the class.

Please come out and join us in these very important discussions which can serve to guide our organizing work during this period.

Facilitator:  Abayomi Azikwe, Editor Pan-African News Wire; Contributing Editor, Workers World Newspaper
Contact: 313-671-3715

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