The CME has been educating revolutionists since 1975 by hosting events that are free and open to the public. Through the generosity of volunteers, we provide lectures, films, book talks, strategy meetings and discussion groups from global, national, and local socialists for anyone who believes that capitalism isn't working, and wants to find a better way. We regret that the CME is not accessible.
Saturday, March 21 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
New Insights Into the Fall of the Soviet Union and Weakening of the World Labor Movement
Wadi'h Halabi, CPUSA and Center for Marxist Education
A Marxist understanding of the weakening of the world labor movement and fall of the Soviet Union is essential for humanity to resume the transition from capitalism to socialism.
This presentation opens with -- "What problems did the Bolshevik party face as of November 7, 1917?" One clue: There were fewer than 10,000 cadres in the Bolshevik party in February 1917. Nine months later it was in power!
The parallels and differences between the Russian and Chinese Revolutions are illuminating, and have far-reaching implications for practice. Bring a notebook and your doubts, and count on a lively discussion.
Center for Marxist Education
550 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor Cambridge, MA, 02139
Metered parking is available in the area as well as several pay lots (free on Sundays).
MBTA station on the Red Line and the Number 1 bus.
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