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DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus – Reading group discussion circle

February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Short URL: https://siliconvalleydsa.org/?p=4678

This Cycle we are reading:

“An anarchist programme,” “Anarchy, and “Towards anarchy” by Errico Malatesta

Errico Malatesta is considered one of the towering figures of anarchism, yet is relatively undiscussed outside of anarchist circles. It is widely understood that one of the core principles of anarchism is the harmony between the ends and means of the philosophy. Meaning that there has to be coherence between the outcomes that we want to bring to fruition and the methods by which we attempt to reach our goals. Anarchism strongly promulgates the idea that we cannot achieve human freedom, liberation, and equality through authoritarian methods. Errico Malatesta is one of the foundational thinkers of this balance between outcomes and techniques and is someone all leftists should read to contemplate how to build truly liberatory movements. Malatesta lived his ideals and sports a biography which includes being imprisoned, escaping from an island prison, living in disguise in Italy, and being expelled from countries. With his works only recently having been fully translated, it’s a great time to explore this important thinker and historical figure.

Full voting breakdownand link to the text here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tRGCWEWWGES5hVJ8gM7lnChTV_yADgTQCNxV0qVFK5Q/edit

You can find a more detailed description of the reading groups here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BirkOo5gkpbJizGOKrqEFA3Zbg9luoelHJFyWNXn-3c/edit

The reading period lasts from February 10 – February 22, and the reading groups will be scheduled on the weeks of Feb 23- Feb 29.


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Venue Info

  • Transit information: The San Jose Peace & Justice Center is one block north from San Jose State University and two blocks east from San Jose City Hall. There are six bus stops within two blocks of SJ P&J Center (lines 17, 22, 23, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73, 81, 522). See the VTA regular bus service schedule. Diridon Caltrain station is a 16 block, 28 minute walk from the SJ P&J Center. See the Caltrain weekend schedule.
  • Directions to Room: If you’re entering from the front, the room is immediately toward your right. If you’re entering from the rear parking lot, head straight toward the front of the space and the room will be on your left.
  • Wheelchair accessibility: The meeting room is on the 1st floor. There is a wheelchair lift to access the 1st floor behind the building past the gate.
  • Childcare: We may be able to provide childcare on request for this meeting. Please reach out at info@siliconvalleydsa.org.
  • Carpooling: We may be able to connect you to carpooling. Please contact us at info@siliconvalleydsa.org.
  • Parking: Some parking is available behind the Peace and Justice Center. Parking on the street after 6pm is free. 4th St parking lot (4th st. & San Fernando) and the SJSU Student Services Center (9th st & San Fernando) both charge $5 flat-rate parking after 6pm and are 2-3 blocks away from the Peace & Justice Center.
  • Bathroom information: The Peace & Justice Center has a wheelchair accessible, all-gender bathroom.
  • Language: At this time the event is planned to be held in English without translation into another spoken offered by the organizers.
Questions? Please reach out to us at info@siliconvalleydsa.org! We hope to see you soon.


February 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Silicon Valley DSA


San Jose Peace
48 S 7th St
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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