Revolutionary University Fall 2017 (10/13-15/2017)

October 13-15

South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St, Berkeley


Friday 10/13


Whose Streets?
A showing of the documentary film capturing the movement in Ferguson, Missouri in response to police repression and how the experience transformed the activists involved in the movement (103 min)
Followed by a discussion.

Saturday 10/14


A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things
Raj Patel, author and Research Professor at the University of Texas at Austin will discuss his new book (coauthored with Jason W. Moore).


The Environmental Crisis: Where It Comes From. How We Can Get Beyond It
Carol Dansereau, an environmental activist, attorney and author based in Seattle


What is Neoliberalism? The Transformation of US Politics and the Opening to the Left
Robert Brenner, Professor of History at UCLA and an editor of the socialist journals Catalyst, Against the Current, and New Left Review


The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution – When the Russian Working Class Opened the Possibilities For Humanity
Suzi Weissman, Professor of Politics at St. Mary’s College, author and co-producer of the upcoming film about Leon Trotsky, “Trotsky – The Most Dangerous Man In the World.”

Sunday 10/15


(Updated) The Role of Russia in the World

Professor Anthony D’Agostino, professor of history at San Francisco State University and expert in Russian and Cold War political history, will discuss the role of Russia in the world today. What role is Russia playing in Syria and the Middle East, what are the conflicts between the U.S. and Russia in Eastern Europe? What role does Russia play in U.S. politics?


France: In The Streets, Workplaces, Universities, Schools & Hospitals… Everybody Hates Macron
Michelle Verdier, an activist in the French Trotskyist group Fraction L’Etincelle

The Myth Of The Social Democratic State and The Reality of Life in Germany Today
Paula Anders, German activist in the Revolutionär Sozialistische Organisation


Short Term Mobilizing or Organizing For Real Social Change ?
Revolutionary Workers Group (Speak Out Now) activists. Followed by discussion and time to socialize – refreshments provided.

Donation: $5   No one turned away for lack of funds

PM Press will have a book table throughout the event

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download .pdf of flyer [11×17 color], [8.5×11 bw], [8.5×11 color]