Class on Class Part 3: Class Struggle and Political Struggle
Start: Thursday, October 29, 2020• 6:00 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
End: Thursday, October 29, 2020• 7:30 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
This is a virtual event
The DSA Los Angeles Political Education Committee is proud to present The Class on Class! This study series examines a selection of foundational concepts and inquiries, with the goal of more deeply grounding our collective struggle in rigorous socialist analysis. The Class is comprised of four individual yet interconnected modules — each featuring a selection of readings and discussion questions, as well as a presentation followed by opportunity to discuss, dissect & debate these concepts. RSVP through this page to receive the zoom link!
In the third course we
necessarily ask: How do we free ourselves
from this exploitation in an era of global
capitalist hegemony? How does working class
power manifest in a system where liberation
requires nothing short of revolution? And how is
that power wielded?
The fight against the ruling class begins with the
realization of class consciousness - achieved through
both economic and political struggle - and the fight for
true democracy and liberation is inextricably tied to the
fight for dignity and control of the workplace. If the
emancipation of the oppressed under capitalism can only
be achieved through their own struggle, then the third Class
explores the different tools at our disposal to combat this
oppression: the union, the strike, and the political party - their
strengths, their shortcomings, and their fallacies - in building
class consciousness, directly confronting capital, and spreading
the revolutionary spirit.
All attendees are encouraged, but not required, to read the associated module texts in our class reader which can be found here.
If this is your first time reading Marx, Luxemburg, Bhattacharya & others—join us! And if you’re already well-acquainted—welcome back. The potential for socialism is greater than it has been in decades & this is part of our work together.