Capitalism is on its deathbed. However, this moribund system won’t go all on its own. As Rosa Luxemburg famously stated, the choice before us is “Socialism or demise into barbarism.” If we don’t actively organize to overthrow this rotten system, capitalism will unleash all sorts of horrors. From poverty, war, racism or environmental destruction—we must organize to put an end to this horrific system.
But in order to fight, we must first understand. As Lenin said, “without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.” We must study Marxist theory, revolutionary history and apply the lessons to the movements today.
With this in mind, Fightback is organizing an online Marxist University this fall. This will take the form of a series of online events using Zoom throughout September-October. We will have events in English, French and a series of events at times to accommodate people in the west of the country.
We appeal to all revolutionary workers and youth who wish to educate themselves in the ideas of revolutionary Marxism to register and participate in the online Marxist University!
What is Marxism?
Wednesday, September 2
Abolish the police! Abolish capitalism! The Marxist view of the state
Thursday, September 10
Why capitalism is failing: Marxist economics 101
Wednesday, September 16
Marxism vs. Postmodernism
Thursday, September 24
Fascism: What it is and how to fight it
Wednesday, September 30
Why capitalism needs racism
Thursday, October 8
What is Trotskyism?
Wednesday, October 14
Was the Soviet Union socialist?
Thursday, October 22
The First Five Years of the Communist International
Wednesday, October 28
Marxism or Anarchism?
Thursday, November 5
The relevance of the Communist Manifesto
Thursday September 3
What would socialism look like?
Wednesday, September 9
Capitalism and the mental health crisis
Tuesday, September 22
Perspectives for revolution in Alberta
Thursday, October 1
System change, not climate change!
Thursday, October 15
Indigenous struggle and Marxism
Thursday, October 29