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“We…know that religion, as the Marxists have always insisted, has, too often, like an opiate, tended to put people to sleep to the reality and the need for the present struggle for peace and justice.”
Join Houston DSA’s Religious Socialism Working Group as we close out our discussion on Dorothy Day! We will continue our examination of the life and writings of Catholic revolutionary, Dorothy Day. Her faith informed her activism and her hunger for transformative social change. How can we do the same? We welcome all inquiries and viewpoints, so come out and share in the discussion! Also, bring any and all suggestions as to what we should read next.
At the next Houston DSA Reading Group, on Monday, February 18th from 7:00-9:00pm, we will continue our discussion of Jacobin’s new The ABCs of Capitalism pamphlets, this time covering Pamphlet B: Capitalism and the State.
We are living in a new Gilded Age, in which an immense concentration of wealth has grown together with the concentration of political power. Capitalism and the State analyzes the sources of state bias. We need to understand why, far from counteracting the power of capital, states tend to reinforce it. We need to recognize the structural forces that bind it to capitalist interests, even though capitalists’ small numbers should be a disadvantage in a democratic system.
This is the second of three pamphlets in the series, each written by Vivek Chibber. We covered the first one (Understanding Capitalism) last session, and we will cover the final one (Capitalism and the Class Struggle) on March 4th.
The pamphlets are available for purchase from Jacobin here:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PDF, however, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting access. Members on our MatterMost can find links to all three pamphlets in the “Reading Group” channel.
We hope to see you on Monday for what promises to be a great discussion.
Join Houston DSA members and allies in our community in defending Drag Queen Story time:
Host event info:
“Please come out to February’s Drag Queen Story Time to join us as we show support for the Houston Public Library’s literacy programs, the LGBTQ+ community, and to stand up to the hateful bigots who continually attempt to scare and intimidate families from attending this amazing program. An ally/advocate training will be hosted prior to this event for those who have not previously attended DQST.”