A New Politics Forum
New Politics is proud to announce a forum centered on its release of a never-before-published lecture by Afro-Trinidadian socialist C.L.R. James in Oliver Cox’s Caste, Class and Race. Read the article here.
Speakers will include:
Paul Ortiz, oral historian and CLR James expert who discovered the lecture.
Scott McLemee, CLR James expert.
Reginald Wilson, retired educator who worked with James in Detroit in the ‘60s.
From the Introduction to James’ lecture in the latest New Politics:
“For those like us who came of age in the Reagan Era, the radical triumvirate of Cox, Du Bois and James provided vital introductions to Marxism and social theory, as well as analyses of capitalism as a system that had to be viewed globally if one ever hoped to grapple with its deformities. These scholars taught many of us how to integrate history and theory into our movement-building work. Above all, they demonstrated that the systems of domination were not all-powerful – that they could be challenged and even overthrown given the right amount of energy, organizing, and solidarity.”
— Paul Ortiz and Derrick White
DATE: Friday March 25
TIME: 7 PM
PLACE: VERSO’s beautiful loft at 20 Jay St., Dumbo
(Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass in Brooklyn)
Refreshments will be provided.
Please join us or tell your friends who live in the area to attend.