Announcements & Events

Better World Awards | Henry Winston Unity Hall
Keynote Speaker: Christian Smalls is the President and co-founder of the Amazon Labor Union
Hosted Online: Sunday, December 4, 2022 , 2:00pm – 6:00pm
¡Mike Davis, presente! JOIN three longtime allies of Mike Davis (1946-2022) for a discussion of his life, legacy, and inspiration | Friday , November 4, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT [ONLINE]
Back to the Streets, Say NO to U.S. Wars! | October 15-23 | Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad! |
Brunswick, Maine | Thursday, October 20, 2022, 11 AM | Tonetine Mall/ Main Street | Contact: Bruce Gagnon brucekgag@gmail.com |
PeaceworksWeekly ‘No war with Russia’ vigil since the end of February – 11:30 am to 12:30 (Meets on Fridays from 5 – 5:30 at the edge of the Brunswick Town Mall opposite Walgreens. 
Elections: An Arena of Class Struggle | Sunday, October 9th, 2022, 8:00PM Eastern
Weekly ‘No war with Russia’ vigil since the end of February | A Peaceworks Initiative
11:30 am to 12:30 (Meets on Fridays from 5 – 5:30 at the edge of the Brunswick Town Mall opposite Walgreens. 
September 10-11, 2022, the Communist Party USA will host an online international conference on internationalism and anti-imperialism, co-sponsored by the CPUSA International Department & Peace and Solidarity Commission.
BOOK TALK: The Withdrawal with Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad | The People’s Forum
Teach in: Rise of Neoliberalism (Available Online)
BOOK TALK: Struggle Makes Us Human with Vijay Prashad and Andrew Hsiao | The People’s Forum
TEACH IN: Slave Rebellions and Abolition in the Americas | July 19, 6:30-8:30PM
Workshop: Art for Organized Struggle | July 20, 6:30-8:00PM
Teach In: Climate Change and Socialism | July 26, 2022
Veterans for Peace (VFP) 2022 Online Convention: “From War Making to Peace Seeking” August 25th-28th, 2022
The Problem with Work | Salvage | Monday, May 30, 2022: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Socialist Economic Development in the 21st Century | by International Manifesto Group | Saturday, May 28, 2022, 9:00AM – 11:00AM EDT
RSVP Now and take action? Click here: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/ 
China and the Ukraine Crisis – SACU Panel Discussion | Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1:00PM – 2:30PM EDT
Building a Visionary Antiwar Movement
RENTERS RISING NATIONAL CALL | Tuesday, May 24, 7:30pm
Where is the War in Ukraine Going & What Should be the Response of the Peace Movement? May 23, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Labor Notes Conference 2022: It’s Gonna Be Big | Chicago, June 17-20
Revolution Around The Corner: Voices From the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in the United States | May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Class Nature of the Chinese State, with Wadi’h Halabi
Sun, May 15, 2022: 10:30am-12:30pm Pacific, 1:30-3:30 ET

What is China today? What about the Communist Party and the unions in China? Do they represent gains or setbacks for humanity?

Wadi’h Halabi of the CPUSA and the Center for Marxist Education will be discussing these and related questions. Halabi studies the material basis for revolutionary optimism, with a focus on developing and advancing the architecture to complete humanity’s transition from capitalism to socialism.

Leaders in China first invited Halabi in 2000, based on an economics column published in the People’s World. Dozens of invitations followed. A proposal Halabi made to China’s leaders helped reintegrate its Communist Party into Solidnet, which organizes annual meetings of the ‘official’ Communist parties worldwide. Another Halabi proposal led to the historic unionizing of all Walmart workers in China in 2006.

Halabi’s work in China has focused on changes in the world political economy and, especially, identifying and addressing the weaknesses that led to counter-revolution in the Soviet Union and other severe defeats for humanity. Halabi’s presentation draws from class lessons of Palestine, where he was born, before being driven out in 1948, first to Gaza, then Egypt and Lebanon, all in times of war or civil war.

For more on the speaker’s background, see his June 6, 2021 presentation, http://www.ICSSMARX.ORG

Our Zoom room will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc.. The program (and recording) will begin as close to 10:30 am as possible and will end at 12:30, but the Waiting Room will remain open until about 1 pm for informal discussion.

ZOOM LINK:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2591082607?pwd=NERhWDdFTUpwSG5XQ3ljSG1oVUVHdz09


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What’s Happening in Yemen? | May 17, 2022 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm
The Return of Inflation: Realities, Perceptions, Politics | by International Manifesto Group
Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
What’s Happening in Sri Lanka? | May 16, 2022 at 11.30am – 1.00pm
After Amazon: Unions, Capitalism and the Future of the Labor Movement | May 11th, 12:00 EST
Rally for Free Abortion On Demand Without Apology
1 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME 04101 US | Saturday, May 07, 2022 • 1:00 PM
Feminists vs. the War Machine | Thu, May 5, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
The Return of Labor Militancy with The Dig and Jacobin | Tue, May 10, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Join Peace Action Maine and Maine’s Poor People’s Campaign to hear from Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.
Join us for a virtual celebration | REGISTER HERE
Sunday, May 1st @ 5pm (PST), 7pm (CST), 8pm (EST)
Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul (Blue House) Mexico City Livestream Tour. Hosted by Robert Kelleman – Washington, DC History & Culture. Sun, April 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
International Workers’ Memorial Day 2022
Stand with the Nurses at Maine Medical Center | Wednesday, April 27th | Click here to pledge to attend Two shifts: 7am – 9am and 7pm – 8:30pm | In front of Maine Medical Center at the South Entrance., 22 Bramhall Street
Grief & Care Under Capitalism Support Group | Wed, Apr 20, 2022, 10:00 PM EDT
The Case Against NATO | Sun, April 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Poor People’s Campaign Mobilization Tour
Join the Saturday April 9 Global Day of Action to Stop the War in Ukraine
RSVP for the international online rally with Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad, Medea Benjamin
Commemorative Reading of Dr. King’s Speech: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence | April 4th
Guided Online ‘Virtual’ Tour of the Marx Memorial Library | Thu, 31 March 2022, 07:00 – 07:45 EDT
Labor Webinar on Ukraine | Organized by former leaders & Supporters of ‘US Labor Against the War’ (USLAW)
Cuba Myth-Busting: An On-the-Ground Report from Havana
Zoom with Conner Gorry and Cynthia Howard | Wednesday, March 30 Noon
Year 3 of the Pandemic: Vaccine Apartheid & Solutions | Mon March 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
Intergenerational Coffee Hour: With Vijay Prashad
***This event is for CODEPINKs Peace Collective, for people under the age of 30***
Sat, March 26, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT | Clarifying the Struggle for Socialism: Uses and Misuses of Marx’s Capital
March 25, Friday, 12 -1pm | Energy, dependence, war & peace.
Join our Zoominar with Paul Kando, Midcoast Green Collaborative.

Classes & Webinars

Vijay Prashad, LeftWord Books and Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, addresses attendees of the 2022 Little Red Schoolhouse. He speaks on the struggle against imperialism, for democracy, self-determination, and socialism.
Tuesday, October 18 Capitol Calling Party: The Taiwan Policy Act – What’s That?
The ABC of Contemporary Capital | Session 1
(Available Online)
In our class, we are going to be traveling to a time and a place: Havana, Cuba in 1962. The moment when the radical imagination of the national liberation struggle comes together with the struggles for socialist projects around the world. We will start with the main question raised by Fidel Castro: what is the history of Cuba, if not the history of the peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Marxist Classes: The Evolving Struggle for Democracy and Socialism: Making the Links, Pre-1619 to Today
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022 | Time: 7 PM Eastern; 6 PM Central; 4 PM Pacific | Register NOW 
Vietnam’s Path to Socialism | Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT
China’s Path to Zero Poverty | Friends of Socialist China (Released June, 2021)
Building connections with the environmental, peace, and other social justice movements
June 1st, 8PM EDT
Anti-Imperialism & the Western Left | Virtual
Sun, April 24, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Capitalism & the Apocalypse: Mike Davis in Conversation | April 15, 2022
“Revolutionary Jews from Spinoza to Marx” — part of the University of Washington Press’ Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies 
Food Insufficiency and Transgender Communities: Innovative Strategies to Improve Access to Food
Transgender Marxism: A Discussion
African American leaders in the CPUSAThe Marxist Classes

Arnold August: Revolutionary democracy in China and Cuba has resulted in huge advances in human rights
The Marxist Classes: William Z. Foster and industrial unionism
Imperialism, exploitation, and the role of U.S. workers in the global working-class struggle
21st Century Socialism: China & Latin America on the Front Line
Friends of Socialist China | Saturday 19 March, 11AM EST
Featuring Silvia Federici, an American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. Author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation, 2004
The Marxist Classes: Women’s international solidarity

News & Reports

Scott Ritter: Ukraine cannot win this war. It’s a ‘fantasy.’
Good morning, revolution!
Bringing hope back to Brazil | People’s Dispatch
The left gears up for steadfast opposition as Giorgia Meloni takes over | People’s Dispatch
Israeli armed forces kill six Palestinians in night raids in Nablus | People’s Dispatch
Haitian people continue protests against foreign intervention | People’s Dispatch
People of Haiti mobilize for sovereignty and against imperialist intervention | People’s Dispatch
Mapping Faultlines: Will referenda and mobilization change direction of Ukraine war? | Newsclick
South Asia’s floods show clear and present danger of climate change | People’s Dispatch
Daily Round-up | Colombia-Venezuela ties grow stronger & other stories – People’s Dispatch
Cuba leads heroic recovery effort | People’s Dispatch
Economist Jayati Ghosh: Global Debt Crisis Is Perfect Storm of Unrest, Economic Disaster, Starvation | Democracy Now!
Mapping Faultlines: How Close Are We to Nuclear Annihilation?
‘India’s new forest conservation rules facilitate takeover of forest lands by corporates’ | People’s Dispatch
Your guide to the James Webb telescope and its wondrous images
Melilla Massacre: How Spanish-Moroccan collusion left dozens of refugees dead | People’s Dispatch
PMGKAY: to be Scrapped: Helping the Poor No Longer a Priority? | NewsClick, July 7, 2022
Victory after 2 weeks of national strike in Ecuador | People’s Dispatch
Daily Round-up | US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade and more
Mapping Faultlines: How the West’s attempt to crush Russia’s economy is failing | NewsClick
Thousands hit the streets against re-introduction of omnibus law in Indonesia | People’s Dispatch
Poor People’s March on Washington Saturday Demands “Moral Reset” on Poverty, Voting Rights, Climate
Mapping Faultlines: The real reasons for the global food crisis
People’s Summit For Democracy
What is the Organization of American States (OAS)? | People’s Summit for Democracy
Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh released and more | Daily Round-up
Ceasefire in Yemen gets a 2-month extension | People’s Dispatch
Number of forcibly displaced people more than doubles in a decade to cross 100 million | People’s Dispatch
Daily Round-up | Colombian presidential election & other stories
Asylum seekers on UK waiting lists tripling under current govt and Brazil, South Africa, and Iraq | Daily Round-up
Colombian elections: Progressive candidates lead in opinion polls amid rising security threats
Tens of thousands rally in North of Ireland for Irish language legislation
Will Chile get a new constitution? | People’s Dispatch
Russia stops gas supplies to Finland and other stories | People’s Dispatch
Pentagon finds ‘no wrongdoing’ in Syria airstrikes & other stories | Daily Round-Up
Daily Debrief: US takes a step towards easing harsh blockade on Cuba and more | People’s Dispatch
Mayor of Medellin removed from office in Colombia | People’s Dispatch
US federal probe shows abuse, deaths in Indigenous boarding schools and other stories | People’s Dispatch
Housing : Human Right vs. System Failure
Mapping Faultlines: Algeria, Spain, Morocco and Tussle Around Natural Gas | News Click
The black hole that is military spending | People’s Dispatch
Report finds 193 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2021 and other stories | People’s Dispatch
The Ultimate Guide on Sanctions Against Venezuela | Venezuelanalysis
Abortion rights under attack in the United States | People’s Dispatch
The End of Roe v. Wade: Leaked Opinion Shows Supreme Court Is Set to Overturn Abortion Rights
1 May 2022 Workers’ Rally in Athens Greece | In Defense of Communism
Daily Debrief: Crucial elections in the Philippines, the continuing crisis in Sri Lanka and more | People’s Dispatch
Give The People What They Want! Continental assembly of ALBA Movements, Elon Musk buys Twitter | People’s Dispatch
Daily Round-Up: Report shows extent of discrimination, violence by Minneapolis police and other stories | People’s Dispatch
Colombian ex-military officers admit role in killing 120 civilians and other stories | Daily Round-Up
Unionisation Drives Forge Ahead in Starbucks Outlets in the United States | News Click
India faces water shortages, power cuts amid record temperatures and other stories | People’s Dispatch
Palestine Action’s direct action temporarily shuts down Elbit’s London headquarters
Mapping Faultlines: NATO is fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian
What explains Israel’s violent provocations in Palestine? | People’s Dispatch
Ramadan month marks an intensified attack on Palestine | People’s Dispatch
Latin American and Caribbean leaders convene Escazú accord meeting and other stories | People’s Dispatch
Oxfam: COVID-19, inequality, rising food prices driving severe poverty and other stories
Mapping Faultlines: 50 Days of war in Ukraine | NewsClick
Daily Round-Up | People’s Dispatch
Vijay Prashad on the War in Ukraine & the West’s “Open, Rank Hypocrisy” in Condemning War Crimes | Apr 15, 2022

CPI(M)’s Party Congress kicks off in Kerala | People’s Dispatch
UN Climate Panel says greenhouse emissions must be halved by 2030 and other stories
Protests erupt in Peru against the pardon of Fujimori
UN warns Afghanistan hunger crisis of “unparalleled proportions”
Democracy@Work: Wolff Responds – The Real Drivers of Inflation
What led to the war in Ukraine?
Peoples Dispatch | March 05, 2022
Mapping Faultlines: Is there scope for de-escalation?
Newsclick | March 05, 2022
A Plan to Save the Planet | International People’s Assembly