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Sunday, July 5 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
The Bund, Jewish nationalism and the Jewish question

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We will look at the rise of the Jewish Labor Bund on one side and Zionism on the other and their respective class relations in response to increasing anti-jewish racism along side the development of capitalism in eastern Europe and the development of its imperial phase globally. We'll look at the debates regarding autonomy, self-determination of nations, cultural/linguistic autonomy, oppressed nations within nations, self-organization, etc. and frame it within the argument that only a principled and relentless struggle against racism and all forms of oppression alone is capable of uniting and building the working-class under the banner of the revolutionary party toward the overthrow of capitalism; that ending racism is “both necessary for the proletarian revolution, and impossible without it.”

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
National Liberation, Socialism and Imperialism by V.I. Lenin
The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation by Abram Leon

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John Snowden

John Snowden is a member of the International Socialist Organization and and active member of Jews for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

Sunday July 5, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Field B

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