Chicago Left Calendar from NWRC

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NEW WORLD RESOURCE CENTER NEWSLETTER   email edition
 LEFT BOOKS AND  PROGRAMS JANUARY  1995

STORE       HOURS=20
TUES - THURS      3 - 9 PM
FRI - SUN              12 - 7 PM

NEXT NWRC MAILING - 6 PM - MON FEB 6TH=20

NEW WORLD RESOURCE CENTER
1476 W. IRVING PARK ROAD
CHICAGO, IL 60613
(312) 348-3370

Is Proposition 187 Coming to Illinois?=20
THE  ASSAULT  ON   IMMIGRANT   RIGHTS
Chicago's Immigrant Communities Speak OutThe passage of the anti-
immigrant ballot initiative Proposition 187 in California last=20
November marks a dramatic escalation in the right-wing campaign to=20
strip basic democratic rights from immigrant communities in the U.S.=20
Among its measures, Proposition 187 requires public school employees=20
to report "suspected illegals" to the Immigration and Naturalization=20
Service, making schoolchildren and their families vulnerable to=20
possible deportation.
Proposition 187 ignited mass mobilization in California=97more than=20
20,000 students walked out of over 40 high schools and junior high=20
schools throughout southern California, and the October 16 march=20
against Proposition 187 drew 125,000 supporters  in what is widely=20
believed to have been the largest march in Los Angeles history.=20
Walkouts were so widespread that the Los Angeles Police Department was=20
placed on tactical alert and police in riot gear swarmed the streets=20
in several neighborhoods and sprayed students with pepper gas on at=20
least two campuses.


Although the California state and federal courts have=20
temporarily blocked the implementation of sections of=20
Proposition 187, Republican-led legislative efforts that=20
implicitly target communities of color are now under way in=20
Congress as well as a number of other states, including=20
Illinois.=20
=95 What legislation is being developed to impose such=20
measures in Illinois?
=95 How are Chicago's immigrant communities fighting back?
=95 What can progressive groups do now to build support for=20
immigrant rights?=20
Join us for a public discussion with:
State Senator Jesus Garcia (D), 1st Legislative District


Maha Jarad, Arab American Community Center of=20
Chicago Yoomi Jeong, Korean community activist
Erin Maher, Irish American Student Organization=20
Harry Fouchet, Haitian activist, 10th Department


Moderator: Doug Cassel, Human Rights Institute, Depaul University
7:00 PM  l  Monday, January 16, 1995  l  HotHouse   l 1565 N.=20
Milwaukee Ave.
Cosponsored by HotHouse and the New World Resource Center. l Call=20
235-2334 for more  information.


New World Resource Center Forum:  Friday - January 13th - 7 P.M.
Dr. Alexandre Pantsov,=20
Moscow Institute of World Labor Movements
author of:
Trotskyism in China (Forthcoming - 1995)
China in the Period of the Japanese War of Aggression, 1937-1945=20
(1988)
History of the Ideological Struggle Inside the Chinese Revolutionary=20
Movement (1985)
will speak on:
Trotskyism in Revolutionary China
With the defeat of the revolutions in Western Europe, many looked=20
hopefully eastward for the next successful socialist revolution. =20
Lenin remarked, "If not through Berlin, through Peking."  By 1927,=20
it appeared as if a workers and peasants revolution was imminent in=20
China.  Yet, it was crushed in a sea of blood.  When 22 years later,=20
Mao established the People's Republic of China, it would be far=20
different from what the original Bolsheviks had hoped for.  This=20
discussion will seek to answer questions like these:
*	What was the role of the Communist International in the 1927=20
Chinese Tragedy?
*	How did Stalinism gain control of the Chinese Communist Party?
*	What Role did Chinese Trotskyists play in the revolutionary=20
events of 1927?
*	What do these events tell us about Mao and the current regime=20
in China?
New World Resource Center  -  1476 W. Irving Park, 348-3370
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COMMITTEES  OF  CORRESPONDENCE   PUBLIC   MEETING
				6:00 pm:   CoC Membership Meeting
~     Hear a report from the Dec. 2-4 National Steering Committee;
					~     Discuss proposals for upcoming activities;
			~     Share in a light supper (small contribution requested to=20
cover costs). 7:30 pm :  Joint discussion with DSA (Democratic=20
Socialists of America) (our first)
on:
"The 1994 Elections and their aftermath--where does the Left go from=20
here?" -
Brief openings by J. Hughes and Bob Roman of DSA and by Carl=20
Davidson and Ronelle Mustin of CoC will be followed  by (the  most=20
important part) discussion.  Come and participate!
		JOIN US:=20
 Friday, January 27  =20
THE AMALGAMATED CLOTHING & TEXTILE WORKERS HALL 333 S. Ashland, Chicago=20
(parking available)
(paid advertisement)
NEW  WORLD  RESOURCE  CENTER  CALENDAR
thru Sun Jan 8  =20
CUADROS FROM PAMPLONA ALTA
textile pictures by Peruvian women of daily life, landscape, and=20
struggle.  Field Museum 312-922-9410
u
thru Wed Feb 22  =20
PLAYLAND
Steppenwolf production of play by South African playwright  Athol=20
Fugard.  Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted 312-335-1650 u
thru Sun Mar 5  =20


VISIONS OF A NATION:
Images of Mexico by Mexican and American photographers.  Smart=20
Museum, U of C, 5550 S. Greenwood 312-702-0200
u
Wed Jan 4 - Wed Feb 22 u   7:30 pm
MUSICALITY OF POETRY
3rd annual festival sponsored by the Guild Complex on Wednesdays=20
during January and February, $7/$5 students, $2 open mic.  Hot House,=20
1565 N. Milwaukee=20
u
Fri Jan 6 u   7:00 pm
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION IN CRISIS:
>From Managing Socialism to Managing Survival.  Author Frank=20
Fitzgerald discusses his new book, published by Monthly Review. =20
NWRC, 1476 Irving Park 312-348-3370 u
Sat Jan 7 u   10:00 am
PREPARING FOR THE NGO FORUM FOR WOMEN '95
planning meeting & mini-conference addressing the UN Women's Platform=20
of Action, "On the Road to Beijing".  Chicago Circle Center, 750 S.=20
Halsted 312-413-1924 u
Sat Jan 7 u   5:00 pm


BELL CURVE CONTROVERSY
a working class answer to the myth of racially determined=20
intelligence, a Militant Labor Forum with Johanna Ryan. $4/$1=20
students & unemployed.  Pathfinder Bookstore, 545 W. Roosevelt 312-
829-6815 Tue Jan 10 u   7:00 pm
TOWN HALL FORUM
panel reasserting the progressive agenda focusing on jobs and=20
economic development, moderated by WBEZ host Richard Steele.  Free. =20
Hot House, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-235-2334
u
Thu Jan 12 u   7:30 pm


DEFENDING PORNOGRAPHY
Nadine Strossen argues that censorship measures have been used=20
historically to silence the disempowered.  Women & Children First,=20
5233 N. Clark 312-769-9299
u
Fri Jan 13 - Sun Jan 22  =20
RUSSIAN STRIPTEASE
explicit and thought-provoking 1993 film depicting a society in the=20
throes of a sexual revolution.  Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton 312-281-
4114
u
Fri Jan 13 u 7:00
TROTSKYISM IN REVOLUTIONARY CHINA
Discussion with Dr. Alexandre Pantsov.- NWRC - 1476 W. Irving Park -=20
348-3370
u
Sat Jan 14 u   7:00 pm
NEW PARTY FORUM
Elaine Bernard, Director of the Harvard Trade Union Project and Bruce=20
Coburn, Sec-Tres. of the Milwaukee Central Labor Council will speak. =20
SEIU Local 880, 117 W. Harrison, 2d fl. 312-939-7490 u
Sat Jan 14 u   6:00 pm


AT THE RIVER I STAND
award winning documentary on video of the historic 1968 sanitation=20
workers' strike in Memphis, sponsored by News & Letters.  $5.00. =20
Call for Location 312-663-0839 u
Sun Jan 15 u   2:00 pm


COUNTERSOCIETY PROJECT
a discussion of practical yet ambitious strategies for radical=20
social, economic and political change.  Harold Washington Library,=20
400 S. State 312-743-6130
Mon Jan 16 u   7:00 pm
THE ASSAULT ON IMMIGRANT RIGHTS


a public disscussion on possible 187-type legislation in Ilinois &=20
local fightback with Jesus Garcia, Harry Fouchet and others=20
cosponsored by Hot House and NWRC.  Hot House, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave.=20
312-235-2334 u
Tue Jan 17 u   9:00 am
DEMONSTRATION
in support of activist "AK" Small, a member of the Revolutionary=20
Communlist Youth Brigade, on the first day of his trial.  Courthouse,=20
26th & California 312-202-7067 u
Wed Jan 18 u   7:00 pm


CITIZENS TAKING ACTION
Fed up with increasing fares and less service on the CTA? Come to a=20
meeting to discuss this.   708-328-4596 u
Sun Jan 22 u   6:30 pm


OPPOSITION TO PROP 187
panel discussion sponsored by News & Letters.  59 E. Van Buren, Room=20
707 312-663-0839
u
Mon Jan 23 - Mon Mar 13 u   7:30 pm
AN INTRODUCTION TO MARXISM
an eight week class series intended to explore and discuss the=20
essence of Marxism conducted by the socialist organization=20
Solidarity.  New World Resource Center  312-275-8937 u
Fri Jan 27 u   6:00 pm


COC MEMBERSHIP MEETING
and joint discussion with DSA on "The 1994 elections & their=20
aftermath--where does the Left go from here" (begins at 7:30).  ACTU=20
Hall, 333 S. Ashland=20
u
 Sat Jan 28 u   1:00 pm
SOLIDARITY RALLY
with locked out and striking WarZone workers ~ sponsored by Jobs With=20
Justice, IBT, UAW and many other trade unions and people's=20
organizations. Teamster City - 300 South Ashland.~ 738-6060
u
Sat Feb 11 u   8:00 pm
SALSA DANCE
featuring live salsa music from Melao.  $8-15 in advance, $10-15 at=20
the door.  Sponsored by the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee.  1579 N.=20
Milwaukee, 3d floor 312-276-5626
STARTING FEBRUARY NWRC MAILING COST WILL BE $50
RECOMMENDED !!


Race Rebels: Culture, Politcs And The Black Working=20
Class  by  Robin D.G. Kelly~, Noting this new work by=20
the author of  Hammer and Hoe, Labor Historian David=20
Montgomery praises "Kelly's lucid interpretation of=20
black working class culture." ~ New Press ~ $24.95.=20
Look for review in next issue of NWRC's Newsletter=20
Other New Books at New World


Roll Over Che Guevera: Travels Of A Radical Reporter Through The New=20
World  by  Marc Cooper~ Verso ~ $28  w Supposing The Subject  by  Ed.=20
Joan Copjec~ contributions from Balibar, Zizek, Homi Bhabaha,and=20
others ~ Verso ~ $19  w The Metastases Of Enjoyment: Six Essays On=20
Women & Causality  by  Slavoj Zizek~ Verso ~ $19  w Objections &=20
Oppositions:=20
Histories & Politics Of E.P.Thompson  by  Bryan Palmer~ Verso ~ $19 =20
w Mapping Ideology  by  Ed. Slavoj Zizek~ Essays by Zizek, Jameson,=20
Terry Eagelton, Ernesto Laclau, Pierrew Bourdieu ~ Verso ~ $20  w=20
Mapping The Nation  by  Ed. Gopal Balakrishnan~ Essays by Benedict=20
Anderson, Perry Anderson, Hobsbawm, Tom Narin & others ~ Verso ~ $20 =20
w Plato,=20
Inc.: Problems Of Philosophy & Their Resolution  by  Roy Bhaskar~=20
Verso ~ $19  w The Long Twentieth Century  by  Giovanni Rrighi~=20
Traces the epochal shifts in the relationship between capital=20
accumulation and state formation over a 700 year period. ~ Verso ~=20
$19  w The Jobless Future: Sci-tech And The Dogma Of Work  by =20
Stanley Aronowitz~ Univ. Of
 Minnesota Press ~ $25  w Media Spectacles  by  Ed. Marjorie Garber,=20
Et. Al.~ Gulf War, AIDS epidemic and the crisis in health care,=20
Clarence Thomas hearings, Oliver Stone's JFK, and a whole spate of=20
sites where current events become spectacular are addressed here by a=20
range of critics ~ Routledge ~ $17  w Straight Sex: Rethinking The=20
Politics Of Pleasure  by  Lynne Segal~ Univ. Of California ~ $15  w=20
Case Against Free Trade: Gatt,nafta & The Globalization Of Corporate=20
Power  by  Ralph Nader, Et. Al.~ Essays by leading citizen-oriented=20
trade experts, including Wendell Berry, Margaret Atwood, Herman Daly,=20
Vandana Shiva and Jorge Castaneda ~ Earth Island Press ~ $10  w=20
Rimbaud And Jim Morris on: The Rebel As Poet  by  Wallace Fowlie~=20
Duke Univ. Press ~ $10  w Culture On The Brink: Ideologies Of=20
Technology  by  Ed. Gretchen Bender & Timothy Druckery~ Contributors=20
include Laurie Anderson, Stanley Aronowitz, R.C. Lewontin, Andrew=20
Ross, Elaine Scarry, Avital Ronnel & Herbert Schiller. ~ Bay Press ~=20
$19  w Dark Victory: The United States, Structural Adjustment And=20
Global Poverty  by  Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham & Bill Rau~ Food=20
First ~ $13  w Twilight Of The Idols: Recollections Of A Lost=20
Yugoslavia  by  Ales Debeljak~ White Pine Press ~ $10  w Global=20
Factory: Analysis And Action For A New Economic Era  by  Rachel=20
Kamel~ American Friends Service Committee ~ $10  w Arise Ye Mighty


 People!: Gender, Class And Race In Popular Struggles  by  Ed. Terisa=20
E. Turner~ Africa World Press ~ $15  w Writing From The Left: New=20
Essays On Radical Culture And Politics  by  Alan Wald~ Verso ~ $19  w=20
Zapatistas: Documents Of The New Mexican Revolution  by  Zapatistas!;=20
Comminques From 31 Dec 1993 To 12 June 1994~ Autonomedia ~ $12 =20
 presented by Solidarity - A Socialist-Feminist organization:
	An  Introduction  to  Marxism


"An Introduction to Marxism  - an eight week class series intended to=20
explore and discuss the essence of Marxism will begin  Monday January=20
23rd and meet weekly at New World, concluding Monday  March 13th.=20
Sessions will start at 7:30.  Each class will require readings of =20
about 50 pages. The syllabus and copies of the readings are available=20
at the  bookstore.  For more information call Rob at 275-8937. Free=20
and open to the public.  The first session is titled:
Karl Marx And Frederick Engels: Are They Still Relevant ?
Readings: Marx and Engels' The Communist Manifesto (skip part 3) ~=20
Engel's Marx's Capital ~ Daniel Singer's The Future of Socialism ~=20
Frei Betto's The Socialism Syndrome   ~~~  Brief essays by European=20
journalist Daniel Singer  and Latin American "liberation theologist" =20
Frei Betto touch on the continued relevance of socialism in today's=20
world. The most widely read work by Marx and Engels, plus a book=20
review by Engels clearly laying out the most basic ideas of Marx's=20
master work Capital will provide the basis for the first class=20
discussion. The Marxist theory of history, historical stages  of=20
society, the view of class struggle, the analysis of capitalism, and=20
perspectives for the working-class movement will be covered in this=20
class.


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