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Online Study group: Transforming rage about racism, national oppression and state brutality into permanent change

August 12 @ 7:00 pm AEST

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 7, 2020

Black and Indigenous Lives Matter! Transforming rage about racism, national oppression and state brutality into permanent change

The cry “Black Lives Matter” is reverberating across the globe. Huge, ongoing street protest is showing that the systemic racism which led to the brutal police murder of George Floyd knows no borders. Australian protests have put attention on the epidemic of Indigenous deaths at the hands of police and prison authorities. The similarities — right down to the plea, “I can’t breathe!” — are striking.

In the U.S., African Americans battle segregation. In Australia, First Nations are battling the genocidal practice of assimilation. This study series will explore the similarities and differences and discuss why the capitalist state is irredeemably racist and brutal. Importantly, we’ll discuss what can be done about this, exploring key demands of the struggle and what it will take to achieve lasting solutions.

Starts Wednesday, 12 August and then alternate Wednesdays until 7 October.
Join each session from 6:50 pm for a prompt 7 pm kick off Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Session # 1 — Wednesday, 12 August
Black and Indigenous Lives Matter — but are they different?
Please register in advance on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-qrpjMrEtOBIUkoEa2XBeuLkc38Xf0s

Session # 2 – Wednesday, 26 August
Revolutionary integration as the answer to race oppression and segregation
Please register in advance on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-usrT0oHdAaCqH-Im4lqP6g8NkEgHvo

Session # 3 – Wednesday, 9 September
Resisting assimilation — oppressed nations are fighting for sovereignty
Please register in advance on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scO-gqDkjE90mWhErI_e5-oHbrpQ7v7Mx

Session # 4 – Wednesday, 23 September
The State and the question of class power
Please register in advance on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIld-GurzgvHNyXa0aATnHYUtliIpsZpg0D

Session # 5 — Wednesday, 7 October
What will it take to stop police killings and other deaths in custody? How can we create a world where Black and Indigenous Lives Matter?
Please register in advance on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcOqqqTsvE9Xp-Hf4435KS6H54jLCm17C

After registering, for each session you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will also email the reading guide for the series.

For more information, contact freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au or call 03 9388 0062.

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
7:00 pm
AEST
Event Category:

Venue

Online (Aus)
Melbourne, Australia
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