Not that we believe in such a thing. We are going to read the introduction and first chapter of Marx’s 1844 Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, and then we are going to talk about it–at Barnsdall Park, Sunday, October 24, 2010, from 2–4 pm.
“Wages are determined through the antagonistic struggle between capitalist and worker. Victory goes necessarily to the capitalist. The capitalist can live longer without the worker than can the worker without the capitalist. Combination among the capitalists is customary and effective; workers’ combination is prohibited and painful in its consequences for them.”
So begins the first chapter of Marx’s Marx’s 1844 Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts… These words resonate particularly well today, as the increasing decay of the capitalist system becomes manifest through ever exploding unemployment, rampant wars and a complete loss of economic security. The working class, now more than ever, must organize for its interests.
Join comrades at Barnsdall Park on the 24th to discuss the preface and the first chapter of these manuscripts. The selection of Barnsdall Park is not only for the beauty of the location, but also because the park serves to be the latest victim of capitalist exploitation as it is threatened with privatization.
The manuscript is here.
- MOCA interested in taking over city’s L.A. Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park (latimesblogs.latimes.com)