Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

When:
March 28, 2021 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2021-03-28T10:30:00-07:00
2021-03-28T12:30:00-07:00
Where:
Online via Zoom

The Institute for the Critical Study of Society
at the 
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE

(NOTE: These are all tentative and may be changed. Please check back the week before, or sign up for our weekly reminders/updates at cuyleruyle@mac.com)

Sun, Dec 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: The Three Concepts of Freedom

Synopsis: In this session we will compare and contrast the Liberal, Democratic, and the communist concepts of freedom. We will discuss that the Liberal freedom consists of the legal guarantees against outside intrusions. Democratic freedom emphasizes the right to participate in the life of the community, and the communist understanding of it consists of self-determination, i.e. non-alienated life.

Our speaker, Kambiz Sakhai, was born and educated in Iran. His studies included: Sociology, Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology. He has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 30 years. He is one of the founders of ICSS

Moderator: Raj Sahai

LOGIN INFORMATION
The meeting 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. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible. The program (and recording) will end at 12:30, but the Waiting Room will remain open for informal discussion.

Raj Sahai’s Zoom Meeting.

Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:15am – 1:15pm Pacific Time

Raj Sahai is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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PLANNED FUTURE PROGRAMS

The following programs are in various stages of planning.

Sun, Dec 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: The Three Concepts of Freedom

Synopsis: In this session we will compare and contrast the Liberal, Democratic, and the communist concepts of freedom. We will discuss that the Liberal freedom consists of the legal guarantees against outside intrusions. Democratic freedom emphasizes the right to participate in the life of the community, and the communist understanding of it consists of self-determination, i.e. non-alienated life.

Our speaker, Kambiz Sakhai, was born and educated in Iran. His studies included: Sociology, Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology. He has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 30 years. He is one of the founders of ICSS.

ENTATIVE – Kambiz Sakhai has been invited to speak on a topic of his choice, probably either Freedom and Democracy.

Sun, Jan 3, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open Planning Meeting
CONFIRMED: Group Discussion: 2020-2021 The Year in Review and Preview.
Time to get together, talk about what happened in 2020, and discuss our hopes, fears, and tasks for 2021. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion. Concrete proposals welcomed and will be  considered by the Program Committee.

Sun, Jan 10, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Michael Roberts,  The Story of the Year of the COVID: But What Now for 2021?
2020 will go down in history – a worldwide pandemic from a previously unknown virus deadly to humans, killing millions or leaving them with permanent health problems; forcing lockdowns across the world that destroyed the world economy in the worst slump in the history of capitalism; and driving millions globally into poverty and loss of livelihood.  Where did all this come from?  Can capitalism come out of this unscarred?  With vaccines on the way is the crisis over?  What are the prospects for lives and livelihoods in 2021?

Sun, Jan 17, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
TENTATIVE: Rick Sterling, elections in Venezuela

Sun, Jan 24, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
POSSIBLY: Norma Harrison on Revenge Capitalism

Sun, Jan 31, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Feb 7, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Feb 14, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Feb 21, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Feb 28, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Mar  7, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Mar  14, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Mar  21, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Mar  28, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Apr  4, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Apr 11, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Apr  18, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Apr  25, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, May  2, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, May  9, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, May  16, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, May  23 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, May  30, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jun 6, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jun 13, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jun 20: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Jun 27, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Jul 4, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jul 11, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jul 18, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jul 25, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Aug 1, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Aug 8, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Aug 15, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Aug 22, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Aug 29, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Sep 5, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Sep 12, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Sep 19, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Sep 26, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Oct 3, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Oct 10, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Oct 17, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Oct 24, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Oct 31, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Nov 7, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Nov 14, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Nov 21, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Nov 25, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Dec 5, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Dec 12 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Dec 19, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Dec 26, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jan 2, 2022: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jan 9, 2022: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jan 16, 2022: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jan 23, 2022: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

Sun, Jan 30, 2022: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open

UNDER CONSIDERATION

Sun, Jan xx, 20XX: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
AS NEEDED: Group Reading: The Communist Manifesto

This is the foundational work of Marxism and we will go through it paragraph by paragraph, with ample opportunity for discussion. Be prepared to voice, and defend, your views!

Sun, Jan xx, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
PERHAPS: Is Facebook Rewiring Our Brains? “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product.”
Open discussion of Netflix film. The Social Dilemma. Gene might organize.

Sun, Jan xx, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
PERHAPS?: The Social Metabolism of Imperialism  
This will continue the theoretical work of ICSS member Eugene E Ruyle which applies Marx’s labor theory of value to the analysis of non-capitalist as well as capitalist systems, leading to a theoretic framework Ruyle calls social thermodynamics or social metabolism. Ruyle’s tslk will be part of a larger project,  “The Evolution of Human Energetic Systems”

Sunday near May 3, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
TENTATIVE Postponed from last  year: Elazar on the Scientific Analysis of Stalinism.
(Elazar 88th Birthday celebration after)

Sunday, Sep 5, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30
TENTATIVE (Postponed from 2020): Reclaiming the True Legacy of Labor Day
This will an updated repeat of a talk given at the San Jose Peace Center in 2017 by ICSS member Eugene E Ruyle.

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