Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and other union members protests the continued salary and benefit cuts that have gutted the public system. The Obama administration supports the attacks on public employees. (Photo: Abayomi Azikiwe), a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
For Immediate Release
Event: Detroit Marxism Class, Sat., April 14, 5:00-7:00pm
Topic: Perspective on the Economic Crisis, Articles by Sam Marcy
Location: 5920 Second Ave. Near Antoinette, North of WSU Campus
Sponsors: Workers World Party and the Harriet Tubman School
Facilitator: Abayomi Azikiwe, PANW Editor, Contributing Editor WW
Attend the Detroit Marxism Class This Saturday Featuring a Review of Articles by Sam Marcy on the Economic Crisis of the Cities
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Detroit has been recently placed under a so-called "Financial Stability Agreement" that is designed to enrich the bankers and corporate bosses but disempower and exploit the workers and oppressed. In other African American majority cities such as Flint, Benton Harbor, Ecorse, Highland Park and Inkster, the State has been bold enough to declare them under emergency management.
During the 1970s, the City of New York was essentially bankrupt. A local and national debate erupted over the proper course to take to address the crisis.
Sam Marcy, the founder of Workers World Party and Workers World newspaper, wrote a series of articles between 1975-1977 addressing the crisis and providing programmatic ideas about how the workers and oppressed could organize against the Wall Street and Pentagon induced austerity measures that were imposed on New York at the time.
These writings are worthy of review today in relationship to the more profound crisis of the City of Detroit and other municipalities around the state and country. It is the bankers and bosses who created this economic disaster, the worse since the Great Depression, and therefore, they should pay for it, not the workers and oppressed.
Please join us for this class. The reading materials needed will be provided.