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For all communist, anarcho-syndicalist and other far-left trade unionists that think we need to end the wage system itself in order to win the class war!

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Comment by Joe Balkis on October 20, 2012 at 14:44

OCTOBER 22, 2012
No More Stolen Lives!

The 17th National Day of Protest
to Stop Police Brutality, Repression,
and the Criminalization of a Generation
WEAR BLACK-BLOW THE WHISTLE-BREAK THE SILENCE
MASS INCARCERATION + SILENCE = GENOCIDE

Chicago Area Meet-ups for Monday, October 22:
South Side: 1 pm 63 & Halsted
West Side: 3 pm Division & Pulaski
North Side: 3:30 pm Milwaukee, Division & Ashland
City Wide Convergence: 5 pm in front of the Cook County Courthouse/Cook County jail complex 2650 S. California Ave.
For more Info and to get involved: 312-933-9586 oct22.chicago@yahoo.com
October 22, 2012 needs to be a day marked by varied forms of determined resistance that bring together those who bear the brunt of the brutality and murder this system enforces on the oppressed with people throughout society who don't want to live in a society where people face this kind of injustice because of the color of their skin or because of their country of origin.
October 22, 2012 has to be more than a day of protest as usual. It must be a day when our rage at the whole criminal "injustice" system in this country is manifested. A day when people go to the prisons and call for an end to mass incarceration. When there is mass political resistance against the institutions and officials involved in profiling Muslims, Arabs and South Asians and against those carrying out raids and deportations aimed at immigrants. People have to figure out the ways to creatively make our determination to end all this injustice real and powerful.
October 22, 2012: We face an emergency situation. The powers-that-be have unleashed their whole criminal "injustice" system to carry out an intensifying murderous assault on oppressed people across the country. Law enforcement treats whole generations of Black and Latino youth like criminals, guilty until proven innocent-if they can survive to prove their innocence. This approach is concentrated in policies like the NYPD's stop-and-frisk, under which almost 2,000 people, most of them Black or Latino and almost all of them doing absolutely nothing wrong, are subjected to harassment, disrespect, brutality and worse EACH AND EVERY DAY. And police departments across the country carry out the same kind of racial profiling.
Close to 2.4 million people are warehoused in prisons in the U.S. More than 80,000 of them are held in solitary confinement, subjected to conditions that fit the international definition of torture.
More than 5 million people who have already served their sentences and been released face discrimination when seeking work, are banned from living in public housing, can't get government loans and aren't allowed to vote.
All this adds up to tens of millions of people living their lives enmeshed in the web of the criminal justice system.
October 22, 2012:
Blow the Whistle on Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration,
Racial Profiling, Stop and Frisk
Whistles everywhere - Spread the resistance - No More Silence!!
Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide
WE SAY NO MORE STOLEN LIVES!

Comment by Mike Harris on February 16, 2012 at 0:48
Forwarding this important solidarity appeal to all friends. Please
take a few minutes to help Nick out. This is an important campaign!

Sorry for any duplicate postings.
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http://www.causes.com/causes/652437-reinstate-postal-worker-shop-st...

> The postal worker that honked his horn, when occupy was not allowed on
> campus has been terminated from his work. His termination was based on
> one attitude to cops. Two a ticket for stunting (honking his horn).
> Three being out of his delivery area. And four activity on a wild cat
> strike when he was on vacation. The plan for tuesday is to fill their
> managers emails with letters of outrage over the conduct of firing
> this worker based on these charges.
> thankyou, solidarity, and lets fight to win. An injury to one is an
> injury to all.

> please begin sending emails and letters to the following people
> in response to Nick Driedgers termination.
>
> Wesam Haymour
> -Title:SPT TRANSPORTATION
> -Location: 9808 103 A AVE, T5J 2T6
> Edmonton Alberta
> - Email : wesam.haymour@canadapost.postescanada.ca
>
> Brenda Young
> -Title MGR SHIFT
> -Location:12135 149 ST, T5L 5H2
> Edmonton Alberta
> -Email: brenda.young@canadapost.postescanada.ca
>
> Robert Mccutcheon
> -Title DIR PLANT OPERATIONS
> - Location: 12135 149 ST T5L 5H2
> Edmonton Alberta
> - Email: Doug.sinclair@canadapost.ca
>
> Azam Bacchus
> -Title: OFFICER OF LABOUR RELATIONS
> -Location: 12135- 149 ST T5L 5H2
> Edmonton Alberta
> -Email: azam.bacchus@canadapost.postescanada.ca
>
> SAMPLE LETTER:


Template email wrote:

To _____:
I am writing out of concern over the recent treatment of Shop Steward Nick Driedger, who has recently been dismissed. It is my understanding that Mr Nick Driedger advances the welfare and safety of his fellow workers in this role. It is hard to believe that someone as honest, positive, and hard working as Nick should be dismissed, especially in light of the charge discussed below.
Mr Nick Driedger has been accused of stunting, a charge of which hehas not been found guilty. According to eyewitness testimony, he was merely honking his horn, which could only make him more visible as he drove through an area with many police and protestors. Also, according to eyewitnesses, he ceased after hearing shouting from the officers in question. The eyewitness testimony in his favour is substantial, and it is disturbing that Canada Post Corporation would find Nick Driedger guilty in advance of the verdict of a court of law.

I, ______ request that Nick Driedger be reinstated as a full time mail service courier with no harm to his seniority. I also request the cessation of any targeting of him due to his activities as a CUPW shop steward.
Comment by Serge Forward on December 27, 2011 at 1:44

For any of you based in the UK, you are cordially invited to join the UK rank and File group: http://www.unionbook.org/group/uk-rank-file

Cheers!

Comment by Joe Balkis on December 26, 2011 at 14:21

Sotheby's wrapper

Luis Baucage and SonLuis Baucage’s five-month old son is too young to understand Christmas or Santa, but it doesn’t make it any easier for Baucage to know that he cannot shower his family with gifts this coming Christmas.
Baucage is one of the 42 art handlers Sotheby’s kicked out in the streets when the auction house locked them out in late July. 
December will mark five months without a paycheck for Baucage and his fellow art handlers. To make matters worse, their health insurance will expire at the start of the New Year.
Working Americans everywhere deserve health care and job security, but companies like Sotheby’s want to milk the middle class for cheap labor. With a flood of signatures, we’ll put pressure on Sotheby’s to do the right thing and end the lockout before these art handlers lose their health care.
On July 29, Sotheby’s locked out its art handlers, and demanded to reduce their hours, cut their overtime and replace union positions with temporary ones. The proposal came in the midst of the company’s most profitable quarter in its 267-year history. 
Sotheby’s continues to break sales records and has even given its CEO, William Ruprecht a $3 million raise, when the total cost of the art handlers’ proposed contract is $3.3 million.
Please add your name to the petition asking Sotheby’s to end the lock-out before January 1 so Baucage and his fellow art handlers can get back to work and provide a good living and health care for their families. 
Sincerely,
Jason Ide
President, Teamsters Local 814

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 26, 2011 at 5:48
Resolution Adopted by San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO):
HANDS OFF THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET!


[Note: The following resolution was adopted unanimously by the San Francisco Labor Council delegates' meeting on Monday, July 25, 2011.]


Whereas, with only a few days left before the August 2 deadline for raising the country's debt ceiling, Wall Street and the credit-rating agencies are demanding not only the lifting of the nation's debt limit but a massive reduction of the debt itself -- mainly through cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs.


Whereas, the range of debt-reduction proposals currently on the table, be they short-term or long-term proposals, all call for trillions of dollars in spending cuts, mainly from social programs -- with some calling outright for $250 billion of cuts in Medicare, raising the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 67 for future beneficiaries, and making any increase in cost-of-living raises in Social Security checks more limited in the future.


Whereas, none of the proposals before Congress calls for creating a federal public works program paid for by taxing Wall Street to create jobs for the 27 million unemployed and underemployed people in this country.


Whereas, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka stated that, "The AFL-CIO opposes any cuts in Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits, including any cuts in cost of living adjustments. The best solution to our deficit problem is to create good jobs that will rebuild our economy. That should be our first priority. ... We insist: No deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. No deal that destroys more jobs while making the rich richer."


Whereas, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated on July 7 that she opposes any debt-reduction deal that "subsidizes tax cuts for the rich on the backs of seniors and others," and instead demands "no benefits cuts in Medicare and Social Security," while also expressing "serious concerns" about what might happen with Medicaid.


Whereas, all the members of Congress will come under increased pressure from Wall Street and the credit-rating agencies in the coming days to resolve the issue of the debt on the backs of working people and the poor, who are not the source of the debt and are least able to reduce it.


Whereas, the San Francisco Labor Council's Executive Committee adopted a resolution on July 5 calling on the AFL-CIO and the rest of the labor movement to mobilize in the streets in defense of our social programs -- especially Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid -- around the slogan of "No Cuts or Concessions! Tax the Corporations and the Rich!"


Whereas, U.S. Labor Against the War issued a statement on July 25 that reads, in part: "MoveOn and Rebuild the Dream just put out a call for an emergency mobilization at local Congressional offices Tuesday [July 26] at Noon. The message must be: Increase the damn debt ceiling now and don't touch Medicare, Medicaid, Pell, Social Security, etc. Make the billionaires and corporations pay their fair share instead of hurting the middle class, working people and folks who are struggling. End the wars and put the Pentagon on a diet."


Therefore be it resolved, that the San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO) calls upon all its affiliates, members and community partners to send a labor delegation to the San Francisco office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 to urge her to (1) hold firm in her opposition to any cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; (2) demand an increase in the debt ceiling without touching Medicare, Medicaid, Pell, Social Security, or other vital social safety net programs; (3) insist that billionaires and corporations pay their fair share of taxes instead of hurting the middle class, working people and folks who are struggling; and (4) demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a reduction in overall military spending and bringing home war dollars to fund our social programs, put people back to work and revitalize the U.S. economy.


Submitted by following Executive Board members:


Conny Ford, OPEIU Local 3
Maria Guillen, SEIU 1021
Alan Benjamin, OPEIU Local 3
Mike Casey, UNITE-HERE Local 2
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 26, 2011 at 5:47
EMERGENCY LABOR NETWORK
Jobs * Social Security * Labor Rights
Medicare and Medicaid * Peace and Justice
emergencylabor@aol.com
www.laborfightback.org
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please distribute widely


LABOR ACTION NEEDED NOW TO SAVE SOCIAL PROGRAMS!


Dear Sisters and Brothers,


Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are in great jeopardy.


We call on the AFL-CIO, Change to Win, National Education Association, and other independent unions -- together with our community allies -- to organize emergency protests in the streets across the country in front of Congressional offices, federal buildings or Social Security facilities to demand "Hands Off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid! No Cuts in Other Social Programs!"


The labor movement cannot be silent at this crucial time. We will not be taken seriously unless and until we mobilize our members and our allies so that we can play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of this historic struggle between Wall Street and the great majority of the American people.


With only days to go before the August 2 deadline for raising the country's debt ceiling, the Obama administration -- under growing pressure from Wall Street and the credit-rating agencies -- has been holding emergency talks with Congressional leaders at the White House to break the deadlock in the negotiations. As of this writing, President Barack Obama, House Majority Speaker John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have all pledged that come what may, there will be a deal by week's end.


A number of fallback proposals have been discussed in recent days. Some involve a two-stage approach toward debt-reduction -- with a short-term agreement on $1 trillion in spending cuts only through 2012, followed by a longer-term agreement with larger cuts and some tax revenue. Other proposals, the ones preferred by Wall Street, involve a more comprehensive agreement incorporating many, if not most, of Obama's "Grand Deal" of $3 trillion in spending cuts coupled with $1 trillion in tax revenue.

Aides to both the Democratic and Republican leaders involved in the 11th-hour negotiations have reported that the main proposals under discussion include cutting at least $250 billion in Medicare, raising the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 67 for future beneficiaries, and making any increase in cost-of-living raises in Social Security checks more difficult in the future.


None of the proposals before Congress calls for creating a federal public works program paid for by taxing Wall Street to create jobs for the 27 million unemployed and underemployed people in this country. To the contrary, the main deals in the works are aimed at resolving the deficit issue on the backs of the working class and the poor.


But we can still stop this assault if we act quickly and decisively and bring all of labor's power to bear. There is not a moment to lose in making this happen!

In solidarity,


Donna Dewitt,
President,
South Carolina AFL-CIO
On behalf of the ELN Coordinating Committee
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 25, 2011 at 18:12
1. MONDAY JULY 25--Open University: Introduction to Marxist-Leninist Thought
7pm – 9pm

2. TUESDAY JULY 26--Transition Rogers Park (TRP) -Got Housing?
7pm – 9pm

3. WEDNESDAY JULY 27--TRP: Moving From Flash Mobs to Smart Mobs and Junk vs.
Real News
7pm – 9pm

4. THURSDAY JULY 28--TRP: Transition Towns & Permaculture Meet Up
6pm – 8pm

5. FRIDAY JULY 29--TRP: Oh $hit - Da$ Krapital (the Foss Lira Debate)
7pm – 9pm

6. SATURDAY JULY 30--TRP: BYOF - Saturday at the movies
2pm – 6pm

7. SUNDAY JULY 31--The People's College: Skillshare Workshops-Seed Saving
10am – 12pm


---ALL THE DETAILS---

1. MONDAY JULY 25--Open University: Introduction to Marxist-Leninist Thought
7pm – 9pm

Open University: Introduction to Marxist-Leninist Thought
Nine classes to shake the world!

This nine week course will provide an overview of the key elements of
Marxist-Leninist thought. The course can serve as either an introduction to
Marxism-Leninism for new comrades or as a quick refresher for more experienced
cadre. Topics include class struggle; dialectical and historical materialism;
the critique of capitalism; imperialism; the national question; the Leninist
party; the dictatorship of the proletariat; and modern revisionism.

Each week feature a brief lecture and discussion around a set of core 'classic'
Marxist-Leninist texts, which are listed on the Mess Hall calendar. Readings
are not required, and most are avilable free online. Texts Session I:
Introduction to Marxism-Leninism are:

F. Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
V. I. Lenin, Marx, Engels, Marxism.
V. I. Lenin, Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism.

Instructor Bio:
Alfonso Casal, a professional educator, has a long history of activism in
anti-war, anti-fascist and anti-racist struggles, and in various solidarity
movements and organizations. As a young man, Alfonso's political mentor was
Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran (and William Z. Foster's aid and secretary)
Jack Shulman. Alfonso is a member of the American Party of Labor, a
Marxist-Leninist organization.
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2. TUESDAY JULY 26--Transition Rogers Park (TRP) -Got Housing?
7pm – 9pm

Terry Edlin, New Community Vision and Transition Rogers Park

Who doesn't have housing issues? If you are a single parent, a senior, a
grandparent raising children, disabled, or live paycheck to paycheck,
affordable housing is a pipe dream. We need a new approach. The single-family,
single-person, single-parent household works ok if you your children are old
enough to be home alone, if your house cleans itself and if you don't mind, and
can afford, junky processed food.

Living in a supportive community, where you know that your housemates (or
neighbors) are trustworthy enough to look after your children, voluntarily
shovel your walk, and where you trade chores – one cooks, another cleans,
another fixes things, another reads to seniors, another plays or helps children
with homework. All of this, and more, is imminently possible. We just need to
get there.

Getting there is the purpose of gathering community by community, month
in/month out, with intention, to meet others in settings where trust naturally
and gradually takes root. Come to learn more about housing alternatives such as
cooperatives, cohousing, shared homes and even dormitory housing.

Refreshments served.
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3. WEDNESDAY JULY 27--TRP:Moving From Flash Mobs to Smart Mobs and Junk vs.
Real News
7pm – 9pm

Marla Donato, Journalist and Transition Rogers Park

Moving From Flash Mobs to Smart Mobs and Junk vs. Real News
In the fast changing media landscape how can you get reliable, accurate
information? How do you sort out the junk from the real news? And how can you
use social networking and Smart Mobs to get your message out in a positive way?


Bring a list of your news sources and examples of stories that didn’t hit the
major media that you think should have. And come prepared to discuss ideas for
organizing Smart Mobs to get across messages in a positive way.

This session will be coordinated by Marla Donato, a university educator and
Chicago journalist whose decades of newsroom experience include The Chicago
Tribune, United Press International, and Conscious Choice magazine, among
others.

Refreshments served.
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4. THURSDAY JULY 28--TRP -Transition Towns & Permaculture Meet Up
6pm – 8pm

Milton Dixon, Midwest Permaculture, Chicago Permaculture Meetup and Transition
Rogers Park

Transition Towns and Permaculture
The Transition Towns movement is a permaculture design for bringing a community
together in response to peak oil, climate change and economic instability.

Join us as we learn about Transition Towns, Transition Rogers Park and how
permaculture can be used to design both our physical and social landscapes.
Meet some of us “transitioners”, and talk with them about what they’re
doing.

Refreshments served.
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5. FRIDAY JULY 29--TRP - Oh $hit - Da$ Krapital (the Foss Lira Debate)
7pm – 9pm

Christine Wellman, Transition Rogers Park

Oh $hit - Da$ Krapital
How do you measure your economic bottom line? Are debt ceilings and defaults
part of the equation? What do you forecast for your economic future? Is it
looking bright and stable, or is it cloudy with a chance of more turmoil?

Join us for a discussion of the current economic environment and view the
forecasts for the future by Nicole Foss
(http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/) and Gonzalo Lira
(http://gonzalolira.blogspot.com/), Each is a respected commentator on the
direction we are headed, although they have radically different views. We'll
assess their forecasts and share how our strategies for managing our personal
economies.

Refreshments served.
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6. SATURDAY JULY 30--TRP: BYOF - Saturday at the movies
2pm – 6pm

Carolina Cifeuntes and Pam Richart, Transition Rogers Park

BYOF - Saturday at the movies
Tired of feeling depressed about the lack of support for REAL solutions to
today’s economic, environmental and social problems? We know we can do
better, and we know change can be brought forward by grassroots initiatives.
And .... we suspect that you have ideas, initiatives or projects in process
that you would be willing to share!

To that end, we invite you to bring a 10-minute video clip highlighting your
vision for building a healthy, just and sustainable low-carbon future, and then
lead the discussion. All you need to do is:

1. RSVP to for the event (email carolinacifuentes@sbcglobal.net) and tell
us you are bringing a film.

2. Put your video clip on a flash drive or DVD, for easy access, and bring
it with you.

Refreshments served.
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7. SUNDAY JULY 31--The People's College: Skillshare Workshops--Seed Saving
10am – 12pm

Join us this Sunday for Seed Saving

Ever tried to save your own seeds at the end of the growing season? Ever
wanted to save your own seeds? Join Master Gardener Damon Taylor as he
conducts a session on seed saving. Now's the time to start planning and
collecting those seeds that are available.

The People’s College of Transition Skills is a grass-roots, informal network
of neighbor teaching neighbor.

Ultimately, the People’s College is intended to be a self-perpetuating
mechanism through which anyone with a Transition-related skill can offer to
teach it to their neighbors by simply posting an event on the Transition Rogers
Park website and gathering together at an appropriate venue i.e. homes,
backyards, parks etc. to carry it out. Since the People’s College is a
concept and not an organizational entity, no approval is ever needed to share
what you know with your neighbors. That’s what the Transition initiative is
all about.
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This is the announcement list for Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in
the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Mess Hall hosts a printed matter
archive, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public projects, actions, events,
meals, and more.

Mess Hall
6932 N Glenwood, Chicago
just across from the Morse stop on the Red Line
http://www.messhall.org
info@messhall.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 19, 2011 at 17:55
The Struggle against Imperialism and the Marxist Principle of Self-determination
Party for Socialism and Liberation Marxism Class

Saturday, July 23, 6 pm
4802 N. Broadway #202 (The New ANSWER Chicago Office)
(Red Line - Lawrence Stop)
Info: 773-920-7590
Directions
Facebook

Topics

** What is imperialism?
** What is Self-determination?
** Why do Marxists defend countries like Libya, Iran, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan that are under attack by U.S. imperialism?
** Why do Marxists in the U.S. organize to defeat imperialism as a primary objective in the struggle for Socialism?

Background Reading

* What is imperialism: http://www.pslweb.org/party/marxism-101/09-what-is-imperialism.html
* Lenin and the right of nations to self-determination: http://www.pslweb.org/party/marxism-101/lenin-on-self-determination...
* Libya and the United Front: http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/libya-and-the-united-fron...
* Our view on modern Iraq: http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/our-view-on-modern-iraq.html

Midwest Socialism Conference in Chicago: Nov. 5 & Nov. 6
To register for the Midwest Socialism Conference click here
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PSL Chicago
773-920-7590
http://www.pslweb.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 19, 2011 at 17:55
The Struggle against Imperialism and the Marxist Principle of Self-determination
Party for Socialism and Liberation Marxism Class

Saturday, July 23, 6 pm
4802 N. Broadway #202 (The New ANSWER Chicago Office)
(Red Line - Lawrence Stop)
Info: 773-920-7590
Directions
Facebook

Topics

** What is imperialism?
** What is Self-determination?
** Why do Marxists defend countries like Libya, Iran, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan that are under attack by U.S. imperialism?
** Why do Marxists in the U.S. organize to defeat imperialism as a primary objective in the struggle for Socialism?

Background Reading

* What is imperialism: http://www.pslweb.org/party/marxism-101/09-what-is-imperialism.html
* Lenin and the right of nations to self-determination: http://www.pslweb.org/party/marxism-101/lenin-on-self-determination...
* Libya and the United Front: http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/libya-and-the-united-fron...
* Our view on modern Iraq: http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/our-view-on-modern-iraq.html

Midwest Socialism Conference in Chicago: Nov. 5 & Nov. 6
To register for the Midwest Socialism Conference click here
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PSL Chicago
773-920-7590
http://www.pslweb.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on June 15, 2011 at 17:56
please forward widely!! & get your tickets now!!



"It was smart, it was funny, and it was the perfect thing for the times in which we live."
-Michael Moore

Coming to Chicago for two shows only:
Howard Zinn's
Marx in SoHo

Marx is back! In this witty and insightful “play on history,” Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.
Howard Zinn, best known for his book, ‘A Peoples History of the United States’, introduces us to Marx’s wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, and a host of other characters.
Brian Jones, an African American actor and activist, has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999.
Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Zinn also shows how Marx’s ideas are relevant in today’s world.



For more information, visit http://marxinsohochicago2011.wordpress.com/

Sponsored by Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Organization - Chicago





Saturday, June 25th @ 7pm
Experimental Station
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in Hyde Park

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