The Internationalist History of the Communist Manifesto
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February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We find ourselves in an unprecedented moment in modern history, confronting a global pandemic that has only laid bare and exacerbated the deep economic crisis, wealth inequality, and exploitation of the working class and oppressed around the world. Watching billionaires and corporations amass over $1trillion in wealth while working people lose jobs, healthcare, and access to basic necessities, it is clearer everyday that capitalism is a failed system. As the poor and dispossessed organize internationally to confront the escalating crisis, our work demands us to overcome isolation. Fortunately, we have a deep history of internationalist class struggle to learn from and look to.
Niki FrancoNiki Franco is a Caribbean abolitionist community organizer, writer, and facilitator of spaces for collective study. Seeking to disrupt the institutionalized bureaucratic frameworks of academia and transactional ways in which relationships exist under capitalism, her work experiments with truth-telling, radical history and thought, and revolutionary imagination. She also curates educational and … Read More ›