Are you a former Catholic, a Roaming Catholic, curious about the Roman Catholic Tradition, tired of the Catholic right? Want to know where the Roman Catholic left is? Feeling rejected by the Roman Catholic Church? All are welcome to an inclusive community celebrating an inclusive Roman Catholic Mass. The only requirement is an open heart.
Rev. Gabriella Velardi Ward, a Roman Catholic Woman Priest and pastor of St Praxedis Catholic Community, will be the celebrant.
The German Revolution: False Hope or Missed Chance?
In November 1923, with the Weimar Republic reeling from the French occupation of the Rhineland and the destruction of its economy by the Great Inflation, the Communist Party of Germany failed in its third attempt since 1919 to lead a workers revolution. Over the next nine years, while the German Left became more bitterly divided than ever, the extreme nationalist and revanchist element in Germany was coalescing around a new mass party, the Nazis, who found increasing numbers of powerful supporters in the army and...
Friends of the MEP and the Left community at large are invited to discuss the meaning and signficance of fascism and how to recognize it and struggle against it in world politics today. We hope to debate questions such as: What is the nature of fascism in relation to nationalism/racism, misogyny, social/community dissolution? Is or is not the Trump phenomenon an example or at least a precursor of fascism in the USA? Are there important political movements in other countries that could be called fascist? Is the social psychology of fascism the same today as it was in the 20th century? Are theAre there other...
Come jon the fun at Randy Credico's Party
Music, Comedy, Rhetoric
NY's top standup comics will make you (almost) forget how dangerously unfunny Donald Trump really is.
Last month's film and discussion about the Oka resistance in 1990 provoked much thought about lessons learned for the present. This month we will screen another feature-length documentary recounting those events, called Acts of Defiance. The film focuses on the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, in Quebec, but also reflects on the relationship between Canada and its First Nations at a particular time in history....
Five Week Session
by Frederick Engels
Everywhere barbarous indifference, hard egotism on one hand, and nameless misery on the other, everywhere social warfare, every... house in a state of siege, everywhere reciprocal plundering under the protection of the law, and all so shameless, so openly avowed that one shrinks before the consequences of our social state as they manifest themselves here undisguised, and can only wonder that the whole crazy fabric still hangs together.
This sounds like a description of our contemporary moment, when so many communities around the globe are reeling from the havoc...
We will read and discuss the just-published book by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation. Sickened by the contamination of water, air, and the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing us - and indeed, degrading the Earth’s very ability to support all forms of life. The authors identify the root causes of the global environmental crisis in capitalism’s imperative to make profits at all costs and expand without end. They lay out a program for...