A Proletarian Democracy Conference Special Afternoon (and Evening and Through the Night) Session.
One country or two? Or is it seven separate states rolled into a single “Eurocentric left” conspiracy? Are Fuad Siniora and Basher Al-Assad people of colour? Should the global black solidarity movement be stronger? Is Nasrallah part of it? Is Tammam Salam? Was Colonel Gaddafi’s support for Assad the right thing? Are two separate Syrias better for the black solidarity movement? Should the Druze people have their own section within our Middle East people of colour section?
Why is it that when Beyonce gets praised in celebrity magazines, that’s a step forward – a worthy figure of black feminism; but when Asma Assad is praised the same old white knives come out?
Find out which working-class really won the Lebanese civil war. Are Edgeware Road’s Lebanese really supporting other people of colour if they don’t give two hoots about all that?
First World Privilege Matters.
Hear both sides on how or whether white people should be allowed in NUS Liberation Conferences.
Which oppressions intersect when a male war pension-drawing partially disabled working-class peasant origin Druze gives a lift to a female Christian non-Catholic lower-middle-class origin housewife (but married to an upper-middle-class not-religious Sunni shop owner) and he calls her clothes (not her) beautiful?
Hezbollah don’t do strikebreaking, they do intersectional support for oppressed Shia transport workers when given the chance – find out how.
Kurds in Syria: vectors of imperialism or anti-imperialist tinderboxes?
Why will the ISM organise groups to defend the Palestinians under attack from the IDF but not the Syrians under attack from Assad? Are Palestinians privileged when compared with Sunni Syrians. Should ‘Victim Of Israeli Oppression’ privilege be a registered axis of oppression?
If Qatar and the Gulf monarchies arm the rebels, why shouldn’t Russia arm the Syrian armed forces?
Should Tripoli in Lebanon be an intersectionalised zone monitored by the UN? Everyone calls for occupied Haifa to be returned. Great! But when oh when will the racist left learn that occupied Iskandarun needs to be to be returned to Syria?
Alawites? When they call themselves Muslims, why does it upset other Muslims – who is really right? Are Britain’s census Jedis like Alawites but suffering from a crisis of masculinity which only the black Labour left wants to solve? Would Hafez, Zein and Karim Bashar Al-Assad be people of colour if they had been successful in leaving Syria for the west? Who first started using this people of colour thing outside the USA – was it the Lebanese Christians?
And that’s just for starters!
Date: 3PM Saturday June 8th until whenever (in non-Workers’ Clock time)
Location: Stroud Cosmonaut School (upstairs from Crazy Daisy Florists)
Refreshments: As much tea/coffee as can be handled but no more than 3 biscuits allowed per attendee.
Admission: Free! (suggested donation – £2.99)
See you there!
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