Sunday, November 27, 2011

The following event is sponsored by Occupy Chicago.  

 Political Disobedience vs. Revolution:

An Exchange and Debate  on the Significance
and Implications of the Occupy Movement
between Bernard Harcourt and Raymond Lotta
Bull & Fist Wall Street Occupy
Friday, Dec. 2, 3:00-4:30pm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Sullivan Galleries Conference Room  
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St. 7th Fl
Bernard Harcourt, writing in the  Opinionator blog of the New York Times, described the Occupy Movement as marking a "political paradigm shift": a new form of "political disobedience" involving a "leaderless" organization refusing to embrace "old ideologies"-whether of free markets or communism. In the editorial, Harcourt specifically engaged Raymond Lotta, an advocate of Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism, who had  recently spoken at Occupy Wall Street. Lotta responded: the question is not whether there will be ideology or leadership, these are in play one way or another, but what kind of ideology and what kind of leadership are needed to overcome oppression and exploitation. The recent police attacks on the Occupy Movement underscore the importance of these questions. 

Now the debate continues: come ask questions and participate in this debate and exchange on the Occupy Movement.

Bernard Harcourt is Chairman of the Political Science department and professor of law at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Illusion of Free Markets.   Raymond Lotta is a political economist and contributor to Revolution  newspaper. He is an advocate of Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism.

Event sponsored by Occupy Chicago

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