The 21st Century Anti-Capitalist Organizing Task Force presents a reading of Assembly and No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age
How can we develop a strong anti-capitalist movement as capitalists impose a level of austerity that the working class has not experienced since the Great Depression? Over the next several terms, this reading group will read works that help explore a spectrum of theories and methods for raising class consciousness and general organizing.
We will read these books with a critical eye, looking for what we can relate to our personal experiences and what is useful in our organizing work in the struggle for socialism and against bourgeois barbarism.
We will be reading Jane McAlevey’s No Shortcuts, and Assembly by Michael Hart and Antonio Negri. The latter is the latest entry in their series of books about how to be effective during the current conjuncture and beyond.
11 sessions remain. For January 30 read the Preface and Chapter 1 of Assembly along with the Introduction to No Shortcuts. Versions 2 (April – June), and 3 (September-December) and beyond will take up other significant works.