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Sunday, April 14th at 10a.m.
Denise Sullivan’s SFLives Live Stream
A talk with David Kubrin, author of Marxism & Witchcraft: A Marxist Theory of the Apocalypse & and Ecological Critique of Marxism

Independent reporter Denise Sullivan brings the SFLives series back to Bird & Beckett for a Sunday morning livestream. You can find it in the video screen at the top of this website, or watch it later on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

In Marxism & Witchcraft (“A Marxist Theory of the Apocalypse & and Ecological Critique of Marxism”), author David Kubrin examines how Marx and Engels’ repudiation of religion blinded them to the critical role played by curanderismo and shamanism in the resistance to colonialism which ultimately led the movement along a trajectory that was racist, Eurocentric, antagonistic to workers and married to programs of industrialism without any regard to environmental consequences and weakened the communist fight against encroaching fascism. By examining the ideological foundations of Nazism, Kubrin brings to light the cultural, strategic and spiritual terrain on which it’s critical to do battle in today’s struggle against neofascism and white supremacy.

The SFLives Project, a series of candid conversations with San Francisco’s artists, activists and free thinkers, was conceived as a print media column by Denise Sullivan for the San Francisco Examiner where it ran from 2018-2022, then transitioned into a live-streamed conversation, produced by Jenna Littlejohn, for Bird & Beckett. Past editions are archived on the SFLives YouTube channel.

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