Wednesday, November 23, 2011

'Conversation on Capitalist Crisis' Takes Place in Philadelphia

‘Conversation on Capitalist Crisis’

By Betsey Piette
Published Nov 22, 2011 8:22 PM

Leading up to the Socialism Summit in Philadelphia on Nov. 18, a “Conversation on the Capitalist Economic Crisis” was held at the Arch Street Methodist Church near Occupy Philly.

The event featured Workers World Party Secretariat member Fred Goldstein, author of “Low-Wage Capitalism,” and Dr. Anthony Monteiro, lecturer in African-American Studies at Temple University. Monteiro is known for his work on W.E.B. Du Bois.

Goldstein and Monteiro conducted a wide-ranging conversation, covering everything from the new period of working-class struggle introduced by the Occupy movement to the question of what is needed to address the systemic problems of capitalism — left Keynesianism or revolution.

The event was hosted by the Philadelphia Economic Advancement CollectivE (PEACE) and Workers World Party. PEACE organizer Jamila Wilson facilitated the discussion.

— Betsey Piette
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