Monday, November 28, 2016 – 7:30pm “I believe that all the truly revolutionary theatrical groups should transfer to the people the means of production in the theater so that the people themselves may utilize them.The theater is a weapon, and it is the people who should wield it.” — Augusto Boal Augusto Boal (1931-2009), the Brazilian Marxist who founded the methodology and set of techniques called Theater of the Oppressed (TO), was fond of telling the story of TO’s creation. In the late 1960s, he was involved in socially-conscious theater which took a definite, and very radical, political position. But the type of theater BoalRead More →

Victor Wallis

co-sponsored with Socialism and Democracy An evening presentation and discussion with Victor Wallis Register Now This year has witnessed a major surge in popular receptivity to socialism in the United States. As a research journal for activists, now completing its 30th volume, Socialism and Democracy has long anticipated such a juncture. What new dangers and opportunities does it bring, and how can our work with Socialism and Democracy help illuminate them? Victor Wallis, who has been Socialism and Democracy’s editor for almost 20 years, responds to these questions, drawing partly on the collective work of the journal but also on his own research and activism, whichRead More →


Peter Rugh The gig economy has been called the future of work, but it’s really just plain 19th-century-style exploitative capitalism dressed up in techie garb, harkening back to ye auld days before the labor movement won things like the eight-hour work day, the right to unionize, pensions, health care benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment benefits and job security.Read More →

Are we alone? Depends who you ask! We all have over 100 trillion microbes living in and on our body, so we’re never really alone. The microbiome, which represents the population of all the microbes – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses – that live on and inside the human body, is important in human health and disease. New discoveries about the microbiome are revolutionizing how we see the world around and within us.Read More →