Revolution #261, February 26, 2012

March 6, Harvard University:

Occupy Everything! What Kind of Change… And What About Revolution?
A Dialogue Between Tim McCarthy and Raymond Lotta

From the Egyptian uprising to Occupy, 2011 witnessed a fresh wind of resistance against injustice and inequality across the globe and posed big questions about the nature and direction of U.S. society and whether (and how) a better world can be brought into being.

Can ending the political, economic, and cultural domination of society by a super-rich elite class be achieved through a radical reworking of the current political system, framed by and grounded in the existing Constitution of the United States? Or will it require a revolution that actually defeats this ruling class and establishes a whole new economic and political order?

Two provocative thinkers—one an articulate voice of social justice and human rights, the other of revolution and communism—come together to explore this and other questions of radical change in today's world.


Tim McCarthy, director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, writes and lectures about the role of dissent in U.S. history.

Raymond Lotta is a political economist who advocates for Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism. He has given talks at Occupy Wall Street (see "Are Corporations Corrupting the System… Or is the Problem the System of Capitalism?") and has been speaking on the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal).

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