Marxism and Politics Lecture Series: The Right to Strike

When

July 23, 2020 at 7pm - 8:30pm

Where

Virtual
Philadelphia, PA
United States

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For as long as there have been workers, there have been strikes — the collective, coordinated withholding of one’s labor. For most of the early history of capitalism, strikes were illegal and punished (often violently) as a breach of contract or threat to public order. How did workers win a legally-recognized right to strike? And how does this right coexist with traditional liberal rights to private property and freedom of contract? Alex Gourevitch, professor of political science and political theorist, will explore the history and theory of the right to strike, exposing the oppression at the heart of capitalist society and the socialist case for freedom.

Optional Reading: Radical Defense of the Right to Strike

 

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 962 2804 0106

Contact

Political Education Committee ·

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