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The Marxist School of Sacramento Speaker Series
September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Point of View Speaker Series, Fall 2017: Challenging Perspectives on Current Issues
Lectures are held from 7:00pm–9:00pm on the third Thursday of the month. There will be books available at each!
All events at the Marxist School of Sacramento are free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 21, Room 9
Scott Nappolos will kick off our fall series with a presentation on Rebellion in Patagonia, Osvaldo Bayer (author), Paul Sharkey (Translator); Joshua Neuhouser (Translator).
At the very end of Rebellion in Patagonia, Osvaldo Bayer writes: “Time always tears down the curtain that tries to hide the truth. A crime can never be covered up forever.” He demonstrates that principle in this moving and nuanced study of strikes led by the powerful anarcho-syndicalist labor union FORA against the despotic landowners and industrialists of Argentina’s Patagonia region in 1921–1922. The tale ends tragically, with thousands slaughtered, but Bayer’s detailed descriptions and first-person testimonies capture the beauty and heroism of the struggle. Banned and publicly burned in the 1970s, this is the book’s first English translation—with a new introduction by Scott Nappalos and Joshua Neuhouser.