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Socialist Night School: Why Are The Police Like This?

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Who's Hosting This Event?

Austin DSA
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Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States and we are in the midst of explosive growth nationally and locally. We are not a political party; we are an activist organization. Our vision is of a democratically run economy and society that gives power to the people rather than the privileged elites.

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https://austindsa.org/
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Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for a discussion about the history of policing in America, and their role in repressing labor and social justice movements.

Socialist Night School is an open course that provides a chance to develop our politics together, regardless of background knowledge or whether you’ve attended a class before. Non-members, New members, and lifelong socialists, all are welcome!

We will start with a brief lecture on the readings, then break out into discussion groups.

“We live in the aftermath of a history.”

-Alex Gourevitch

Readings:

Why Are The Police Like This? – by Alex Gourevitch:

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/06/police-united-states-strikebreaking-class-war.

The Best Way to “Reform” the Police Is to Defund the Police, an Interview with Alex Vitale:
https://jacobinmag.com/2020/06/defund-police-reform-alex-vitale

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