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Readings for October 6th, 2020

Gorz – Reform and Revolution

Reflection questions

  • What is reform? What is revolution?
    • What are the differences between them?
    • How does the author say that socialists should use reform?
  • The 2nd paragraph states that “the bourgeoisie will never surrender its power without struggle, without being forced to do so by the revolutionary action of the masses.”
    • Can you identify any examples of mass action forcing the wealthy to surrender power?
    • Can you identify any examples of wealthy people surrendering their power without pressure from mass action?
    • Do you agree or disagree with the author’s statement? Why?
  • The author argues against incrementalism, saying that it’s impossible to gradually create a just society through many small reforms.
    • Do you agree or disagree? Why? Consider real-world examples that would support or weaken your view.

Readings for September 8, 2020

We’ll be talking about police violence and racism in the US. Join us via Zoom on Tuesday September 8th at 6:30pm for discussion.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4200108344
Phone: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 420-010-8344

Readings

The Highlander Idea

Organize to Win with Andres Celin and Raphael Randall

You can also find this “reading” via any podcast app, in the Jacobin Radio feed.

Yall Tryna Win or Nah (Preface)

Memes/Propaganda

Kill It at the Root

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