Join us as we commemorate the second annual Red Books Day with a virtual reading of the Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. In coordination with Leftword Books, the International People’s Assembly, and the International Union of Left Publishers, Red Books Day is called to not only celebrate the internationalism of the Manifesto on the anniversary of it’s publication, but also as a coordinated day to stand against the unreason and the attacks of the far right.
Last year, more than thirty thousand people around the world gathered and organized public readings in their languages. After this year of unprecedented global crisis and sharp escalation of right wing repression and violence, it is even more urgent to stand together in internationalist solidarity. Our virtual reading will premiere live on The People’s Forum YouTube on February 21, 2021 at 3pm EST. Join us and share!
Claudia de la Cruz
Natalia de Campos
Manolo de los Santos
Prior to the virtual premiere, on February 17th, join The Internationalist History of the Communist Manifesto, an interview and discussion between artist and organizer Niki Franco and historian and journalist Vijay Prashad on the internationalist history of the document, the liberation struggles it has inspired, and how it connects to people’s movements today.
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