Tuesday, January 06, 2009

[Montreal] Left Communists Discuss the Economic Crisis

The Groupe Internationaliste Ouvrier and Perspective Internationaliste, two left communist groups, are having a public forum next Saturday at 2:30pm, with the theme "The Gloabl Economic Crisis: What are the perspectives for workers?"

While i have my personal reservations about much left communist thought, specifically regarding questions of divisions within the working class, and the way in which communist consciousness is generated and dissipated, the GIO has good comrades in it, with a wealth of personal experience in working class struggle. Plus, no matter what differences i have with them, left communists have the advantage of rejecting social democracy and liberalism, which already put them ahead of the game.

i believe the forum will only be in French. it also coincides with a demonstration about the Gaza massacre called for 1pm that day - so not sure where i will be. However, here's the information:

Forum Internationaliste

La crise économique mondiale. Quelles sont les perspectives pour les travailleurs et les travailleuses?

Des présentations du Groupe Internationaliste Ouvrier et de Perspective Internationaliste, suivies d’une période de discussion.

Samedi, le 10 janvier à 14h30
Centre Jean-Claude Malépart, salle 207
2633, rue Ontario Est, Montréal
(En face du métro Frontenac)

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