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Events & Appeals

Appeals

Urgent Appeal on the Occupation of Mosul and Cities of Western Iraq

Please help Kenyan children to survive and go to school

Support Batay Ouvriye!

International Call for Withdrawal of U.N. Troops From Haiti 

Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

Malalai Joya

 

Upcoming Events

Classes via Skype on Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program as New Foundation for Organization

MHI will hold this class series on Sundays Nov. 2 through Dec. 7 by Skype. Anyone in the world may apply to participate, but space will be limited and you must apply by Oct. 25. See the full discussion of the reasons for the classes, the titles and readings, and how to apply in the “featured article” in With Sober Senses.

 

“Raya Dunayevskaya: Biography of an Idea”
Screenings of this film in your locale can be arranged upon request to [email protected]

 

Past Events

(Partial list)

ALL MHI PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE RECORDED AND POSTED IN OUR PUBLICATION, “WITH SOBER SENSES.”

2014

The Politics of Inequality Discourse
SEE VIDEO OF THIS MEETING

Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.
at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, Manhattan (bet. 35-36th St.), Room 403
Outside NYC: write MHI for Livestream information
This discussion will explore the politics behind the inequality rage. In an opening talk, Andrew Kliman will suggest that this phenomenon is rooted in acceptance of the permanence of capitalism, and in a failure to listen to the renewed aspirations for a different future that opinion polls and grassroots struggles have brought to light. He will also ask why so many liberals and leftists resist accepting facts that challenge their preconceptions about the extent and causes of increasing inequality, and suggest that lack of concern for truth is a main factor.
Donation requested, but no one will be turned away for inequality of funds.

 

Left Forum 2014
May 30, 31 & June 1 in New York City
MHI sponsored three panels at Left Forum on June 1, 2014.

  • The Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory
    Panel I:  Brendan Cooney, Andrew Kliman, Thom Workman
    Panel II:  Alan Freeman, Michael Hudson, Andrew Kliman
  • Reading Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism & Freedom Collectively
    A roundtable with members of an international Skype reading group evaluated the experience and Dunayevskaya’s significance today

 

Phone-in Reading Group on Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom 
Beginning Monday Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m. EST, we’ll have 10 weekly sessions of no more than two hours, covering about 30 pages in each.  Please write to us at [email protected] if you want to take part so we can keep you informed of the plans and give you the phone number to use (not MHI’s phone). People who are outside the U.S. should consult us immediately so we can enable them to participate.

 

2013

 

Can Redistribution Solve Capitalism’s Crises?
A public roundtable conversation, co-sponsored by Marxist-Humanist Initiative  and Internationalist Perspective, will critically examine proposals to redistribute income and wealth that are currently popular in “Marxist,” social democratic, and left-Keynesian circles. Discussants will address the questions: Can redistribution make capitalism “fair”? Can it prevent repeated economic crises? Does inequality cause crises and poverty? If not, what are the causes? Can capitalism be reformed to make it serve human needs? If not, what is the alternative?
Discussants: Andrew Kliman, Anne Jaclard, Mac Intosh, and Sander
At Bluestockings bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington, south of Houston St. (212) 777.6028
Dec 2, 2013
New York, NY

 

MHI Public Meeting on the publication of our new pamphlet:
“Can Income Redistribution Rescue Capitalism?: on Monthly Review’s Factual and Theoretical Myths” by Andrew Kliman
Monday September 16, 2013, New York City

 

Douglas Lain’s “Think the Impossible” book and podcast tour, on the publication of his novel, Billy Moon
New York City appearance at Bluestockings Bookstore, Sept. 15, 2013.

 

Rethinking Marxism Conference
September 19-22, 2013
Amherst, MA

 

50th Anniversary March on Washington
August 24, 2013
Washington, DC

 

“Why Do Popular Movements Vanish? And Do They Have To?”
MHI Public Meetings, May 22 & June 26, 2013
New York City

 

Left Forum 2013
MHI-sponsored panels
:

  • “Is it True that People Need Their ‘Consciousness Raised’? The Implications for Left Mobilization”
  • “Roundtable on ‘More Misused Wage Data from Monthly Review: The Overaccumulation of a Surplus of Errors”
  • “Marx’s Humanism: Folly, Peripheral, or Integral to His Philosophy?”
  • Screening of “Raya Dunayevskaya: Biography of an Idea”

June 7-9, 2013, New York City

 

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The Workers and Punks’ University May Day School
Transition, Austerity and Primitive Accumulation-Left Answers
April 26-May 1, 2013
Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

“Inequality and the Great Recession”
March 15, 2013
Boston, MA

 

“The Impasse in Movements for Social Change and the Need for ‘Organization of Thought’”
MHI Public Meeting via telephone conferencing
January 23, 2013
New York, NY

 

2012

 

MHI’S  ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Sat. Nov. 17 in New York City.

 

“Raya Dunayevskaya: Biography of an Idea”
Film Screening at Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Café, Activist Center
Nov 20, 2012
New York, NY

 

“Radical Interpretations of the Present Crisis”
November 14, 2012
New York, NY
Speakers: Loren Goldner, David Harvey, Andrew Kliman, Paul Mattick

 

“Why Trickle-Up Economics Won’t Work: The ‘Crisis of Distribution’ Myth and its Political Implications”
MHI Public Meeting
September 12, 2012
New York, NY

 

“Is It True That ‘People Are Not Ready for Socialism’?”
MHI Public Meeting
July 29, 2012
New York, NY

 

“On MHI’s ‘FAQs” on Occupy Movement & Marxist-Humanism”
MHI Public Meeting
May 9, 2012
New York, NY

 

“6 Months of Occupy Wall Street: Time for Theoretical and Practical Assessments”
MHI Public Meeting
March 23, 2012
New York, NY

 

Left Forum 2012
2 MHI-sponsored panels:

  • “David Harvey and Capitalist Accumulation”
  • “Roundtable on Andrew Kliman’s ‘The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession’”

March 16-18, 2012
New York, NY

 

“The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession”
Talk by Andrew Kliman on his new book
February 6, 2012
Bluestockings Bookstore
New York, NY

 

2011

 

“Is An Emancipatory Communism Possible?”
MHI public meeting
April 13, 2011
New York, NY

 

“Crisis, Austerity, and Resistance in the Euro Zone: A View from Finland”
MHI public meeting
March 22, 2011
New York, NY

 

Left Forum 2011
MHI-sponsored panel: “The Great Recession & Its Aftermath”
March 19, 2011
New York, NY

 

Workshop/Classes on Current Events & the Dialectical Method
MHI public meeting and workshop/classes
August, 2011
New York, NY

 

2010

 

Economic Crisis Conference
Organized by MHI
November 6 2010
New York, NY

 

“What Must Be Changed In Order to Transcend Capitalism”
Forum organized by The Commune and MHI
July 5, 2010
London, UK

 

“The Relevance of Marxist-Humanism Today”
April 6, 2010
New York, NY

 

Left Forum 2010
Panel on the “Future of World Capitalism” book series
March 2010
New York, NY

 

“Roots of the Economic Crisis”
2010 Historical Materialism Conference
January 15, 2010
CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY

 

2009

 

Rethinking Marxism Conference
“Temporal Value Theory at a Moment of Capitalist Crisis”
November 7, 2009
Amherst, MA

 

“Swedish ‘Socialism’: Not What It Used to Be, But Then Again It Never Was”
MHI Public Meeting
November 4, 2009
New York, NY

 

“Causes and Implications of the Economic Crisis”
Public Meeting
July 8
London, UK

 

“Confronting Capitalism’s Economic Crisis”
MHI Public Meeting & 4-part seminar
June 23-July 28
New York, NY

 

Left Forum 2009
4 MHI-sponsored panels:

April 17-19, 2009
New York, NY

 

2008

 

“Theorizing Women’s Liberation Before, During, and After the Revolution”
Anarchist Book Fair
April 12, 2008
New York, NY