Teachers Fill Marxism Conference to Map Future Indoctrination of School Kids


Teachers Fill Marxism Conference to Map Future Indoctrination of School Kids.

In September, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike, shutting down the Windy City’s schools for 10 days.  Many of those same teachers were in attendance on Nov. 10 at the Midwest Marxism Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago.

The topics of the conference were:

  • Marxism, Crisis & Resistance
  • The Meaning of Marxism
  • The Flint Sit-down Strikes & The Founding of the UAW
  • From Apartheid Schools to the New Jim Crow: Racism, USA
  • The Democrats: A Critical History
  • Russia: A Case Study in Workers Power & Revolution
  • Socialists & Trade Unions
  • Class, Race & the Civil Rights movement
  • Education & Capitalism
  • Lenin’s Theory of the Revolutionary Party
  • Marxism & Women’s Liberation
  • Whose City? Labor, the 1%, and the Democratic Party Machine in Chicago
  • Imperialism: Why Capitalism Creates War
  • Detroit, I Do Mind Dying

Among some of the speakers at the conference was Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union. Another speaker who kicked off the conference was Becca Barnes, a Chicago teacher, who refers to American capitalists as capitalistic vampires. Barnes told the crowd:

“The struggle here in the United States has entered a new phase. Nowhere have we pointed the way forward more clearly than here in Chicago with the teacher’s union strike.”

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