Constitution, Law and Rights 6-23-15

Tuesday June 23 at 7pm

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Presentation and discussion on 
Constitution, Law, and Rights - in capitalist society and in the future socialist society, selections from the writings of Bob Avakian and excerpts from the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal) from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

Many claim the U.S. Constitution is a model for all societies because it protects "freedom: and peoples' rights." Yet, under this system,  murder by police is rampant, millions of people are incarcerated, and there is not, and there can be no basic rights necessary for survival -- like a "right to eat." But why is this?

What role does the U.S. Constitution and legal system play in reinforcing exploitation and oppression?  How is it the legal underpinning of today's capitalist society?

Some accuse communism of stripping peoples' individual rights. But how does Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism actually give far greater scope to human freedom and the protection of individual rights? What legal structure is outlined in the Constitution for a New Socialist Republic? 
In comparing and contrasting the concepts of constitution, law, and rights under both capitalism and socialism, what are the profound differences in social content and role?

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