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1917-2017: Russian Revolution and the Legacy of the Soviet Union
December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
2017 marks the Centennial of the Russian Revolution led by Lenin and the Bolshevik Party, where workers seized control of the levers of society for the first time in human history and built a state guided by the principles of Marxism-Leninism. The Soviet Union had a lasting impact on social movements around the globe in the fight against capitalism and imperialism and continues to inspire socialist movements to this day. Join us for a discussion on why we continue to defend the legacy of the Soviet Union and the lessons of that legacy for Marxists today.
Last week over 200,000 gallons of oil spilled from the Keystone XL pipeline and already other spills have occurred along the Dakota Access Pipeline, which the Water Protector movement battled for months last year under immense repression and violence. From the threats of these pipelines to local threats of Uranium mining surrounding the Grand Canyon, the Trump agenda and extractive industries continue an all out assault on the environment and Native sovereignty over the land. We will discuss these attacks and how socialist nations like Cuba have provided clear alternatives to pollution and extractive industry.
Protests across the country against Trump’s planned border wall have frequently invoked the struggle of Palestinian people against apartheid and settler colonialism in their own land. Trump’s prototypes were recently completed in southern California as we come upon the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine, November 29th. The parallels between the struggle of Native/Chicanx people across the southwest against U.S. colonialism and Palestinian resistance to Israeli colonialism go far beyond a wall however. Join us for discussion on the fight for Palestinian self-determination in historic Palestine and Native/Chicanx liberation in the U.S.
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