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Fri Aug 10, 7:00 PM

9th August’18 Day 1 : Topic - Dialectical Materialism
Timing : 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

10th August’18 Day 2 : Topic - Historical Materialism
Timing : 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

We are living in an age of the terminal crisis of capitalism. The morbid symptoms of this crisis are discernible in different parts of the world in the form of the rise of fascist and semi-fascist forces. The toiling masses all over the world are the worst victim of this crisis. The increasing severity of poverty, hunger, malnutrition in the third world countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the growing economic disparity and unemployment all over the world bear ample testimony to this tragic reality. For all its lofty promises and technological advancements, Capitalism has brought humanity to such an abyss that the very survival of life on this planet is now at stake. Any sensitive individual cannot but be disturbed by such a tragic state of affairs. But the question which confronts all of us is what is to be done?

We believe that only logical solution to the umpteen socio-economic and ecological problems is the revolutionary overthrow of the capitalist system and its replacement by a socialist system which would be based upon fulfilling the needs of people and not upon the mindless greed for a few. Make no mistake, we don’t use the word revolution merely as an emotional outburst. We are mindful of the fact that there cannot be a revolution without a scientific theory of revolution. And there is a name to that science of revolution — Marxism! Despite all attempts to bury it deep down in the earth, the specter of Marxism continues to haunt the rulers all over the world and more so in the current age of crisis. It is with the aim of understanding this science of revolution that ‘In Defense of Reason’, a discussion forum, is organizing a Marxist study circle. The first two sessions on 9th and 10th August 2018 will cover the general introduction of Marxist philosophy – Dialectical & Historical Materialism

Discussion to be led by: Anand Singh (political activist who writes in workers’ Newspaper “Mazdoor Bigul” and Marxist Theoretical Journal “The Anvil”)

Venue: Lamakaan Open Cultural Space, Banjara Hills,
Contact : 9989170226 & or 9971196111 facebook.com/InDefenseOfReason