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Monday, Oct. 5 2020, 6PM

In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels observed, in the Communist Manifesto, that a "specter" was haunting Europe â the specter of Communism. A century and a half later, it is Marxism itself that continues to haunt the Left, while capitalism remains.

What does it mean that Marx and Marxism still appeal, while political movements for socialism are weak or non- existent? What were Marxism's original points of departure for considering radical possibilities for freedom that might still speak to the present?

How does Marxism still matter?

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Wednesday Jan. 15, 2:30PM at Kresge Study Center Room 348

This teach-in will be led by Matthew Ramirez.

In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels observed, in the Communist Manifesto, that a "specter" was haunting Europe â the specter of Communism. A century and a half later, it is Marxism itself that continues to haunt the Left, while capitalism remains.

What does it mean that Marx and Marxism still appeal, while political movements for socialism are weak or non- existent? What were Marxism's original points of departure for considering radical possibilities for freedom that might still speak to the present?

How does Marxism still matter?

Monday Sept. 30, 3PM at Kresge Study Center Room 348

This teach-in will be led by Matthew Ramirez.

In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels observed, in the Communist Manifesto, that a "specter" was haunting Europe â the specter of Communism. A century and a half later, it is Marxism itself that continues to haunt the Left, while capitalism remains.

What does it mean that Marx and Marxism still appeal, while political movements for socialism are weak or non- existent? What were Marxism's original points of departure for considering radical possibilities for freedom that might still speak to the present?

How does Marxism still matter?

Friday, September 27 at 7PM @ UCSC Communications Bldg. Studio A, Room 130

Come view Raoul Peck's critically acclaimed film The Young Karl Marx (2018, 118 min). A film about the meeting and intellectual relationship of Marx and Engels, their imminent critique of socialism, and the founding of the Communist League. The film features a nuanced account of the pivotal role Jenny, Marx's wife, played in his work.

A discussion about the Platypus Affiliated Society's Primary Marxist Reading Group will follow.