The last in The Commune's current series of London reading groups on ‘communism from below’ will take place on Monday 13th July from 7pm at the Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, near Old Street station. It is on the subject of ‘communist organisation today’. We will be discussing the issues:
- Can communists with different ideas and perspectives co-exist in the same organisation? Is ‘forgetting our differences’ and ‘leaving past baggage at the door’ a precondition of left unity?
- Should we organise for specifically communist positions, or establish a broader ‘left’ presence filling some of the political space abandoned by Labour?
- Should we concentrate on propaganda and ideological struggle, or workplace and community activism… or can we integrate both?
- What useful role can communists play in solidarising with resistance to the recession?
The recommended reading includes a section of Hal Draper’s Anatomy of the Micro-sect as well as the section ‘building a revolutionary socialist left today‘ of an article on organisation by Solidarity USA, which both appear here http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/13th-july-reading-group-communist-organisation-today/
All welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to be sent printed copies of the texts. See map of the venue at the above website.