My friend RGB and I are organizing a series called “Queer Liberation and Class Struggle” at Decolonize/Occupy Seattle. The upcoming session is Tues on Nov 1st at 4pm. We will be selected sections from Marx’s Alienated Labor and discussing it in relation to queer liberation.
Queer oppression and class oppression cannot be separated from one another, and the history of the Stonewall Rebellion and the Compton Cafe rebellions attest to that. It is important to envision queer liberation as a struggle of the working class, including those who are employed and unemployed.
For the first session, we drew from a piece that I wrote a few years ago, entitled Queer Liberation is Class Struggle. I have since revised some of the ideas there. RGB and I use a Marxist method to discuss how a communist vision of the world, where from each according to disability, to each according to need, is a desirable vision for queer liberation.
Please join us on Tues Nov 1st, at 4pm if you can, at Westlake in Seattle.