Please join us this Friday, April 17th, 7pm EST, for a national conference call:
The present situation has opened up new challenges for activists, but has also often required a higher level of commitment to local struggle. Some of this work has involved intensely immediate issues, including helping people get access to food and water, or struggling for the release of detainees faced with near certain mass-infections.
All of this work is important, but the scale of the problems are massive, and there are tremendous openings for organizing in the country as many people see the horror of both the US system’s logic and response to the pandemic, but also the larger capitalist world system. The consequences of not seizing this opportunity at the moment are staggering. As the ruling classes see their status threatened by accelerating global instability, they will ruthlessly design new schemes to entrap, endanger, and if necessary annihilate masses of people who stand in the way of their objectives in war games or economic power plays. So the question has to be asked, what can be done in such a situation?
On this call we will discuss:
-What does challenging the system look like right now, when activists are being instructed to stay home?
-How and why should this be opposed, especially when so many people are not given the option of staying home?
Please join to discuss your experiences organizing during this pandemic.
The call will be hosted by POOR Magazine, B.U. Students Against Imperialism, United Against War and Militarism, and Revolutionary United Front, and will include a discussion with
Dr. Michael VanElzakker (research fellow at Mass General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School)
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