What is the Mass Strike? - A Reading Group

Start: Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)


Under the CONVID-19 pandemic Rosa Luxemburg's prophetic words "Socialism or Barbarism" loom large over all of us. Unemployment is soaring, essential workers are risking their lives without proper PPE, parents are struggling to homeschool their children, tenants cannot pay their rent, and especially important to us - the CONVID-19 pandemic is being used to rob pregnant people of their right to abortion. We need a mass strike, the question is how to do it.

Rosa tells us that we cannot proclaim a mass strike into happening, but then what are the conditions necessary to produce mass unrest from the working class? What can we learn from the successful revolutions of the past? In this 5 part reading group, we'll discuss these questions and more!

Reading Group Schedule:

5/30 - Sections 1+2
6/13 - Sections 3+4
6/27 Sections 5+6
7/11 Sections 7+8

About the campaign:

The Mass Strike for Reproductive Freedom is a campaign of the DSA's Nationwide Socialist Feminist Working Group. We believe that issues of reproduction exist in all arenas where we must challenge capitalism and that we must take direct action to fight back against anti-abortion extremism.

You can join us by going to bit.ly/MassStrikeJoin