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"Celebrating 1917"

Leopards don't change their spots and the SWP still love Lenin

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Saturday 4 November 2017 • Central London • 10:30am-5:30pm

A one-day conference to debate and discuss the legacy of 1917 on the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

 

Meetings:

 

Why Celebrate 1917?

  • Dave Sherry, author of Russia 1917: Workers' Revolution and Festival of the Oppressed
  • John Molyneux, author of Lenin for Today
  • Sally Campbell, editor of Socialist Review

 

The Bolsheviks and 1917

  • Kevin Corr & Gareth Jenkins, contributors to International Socialism

 

Culture and Revolution

  • Cathy Porter, author of Alexandra Kollontai: A Biography
  • Roger Huddle, editor of Reminiscences of RAR

 

The Festival of the Oppressed

  • Judith Orr, author of Marxism and Women's Liberation

 

How the Revolution was Lost

  • Esme Choonara, author of A Rebel's Guide to Trotsky

 

The Revolution and its Relevance Today

  • Steve Smith, author of Russia in Revolution
  • Alex Callinicos, author of Imperialism and Global Political Economy
  • Amy Leather, national secretary of the SWP

 

Tickets are £10/£5 concessions.

To book your place at this conference,click here or phone 020 7840 5600.

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I remember that the MLPUSA started to raised questions against Stalin and Enver Hoxha, when they started to question Lenin, the party was vanished by their own members. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't understand, what does a party being vanished by their own members entail?

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jondwhite wrote:

I don't understand, what does a party being vanished by their own members entail?

It menas that, if the left starts to question Leninism and the Bolsheviks experience, the whole movement will fall apart. Any group which departs from the experience of the Bolsheviks will always end in wrong clonclusions. When the Soviet Union collapssed there was a big stampede, and when Enver Hoxha and Mao Tse Tung were questioned there was a big stampede too. Personally, I was able to see all that around me. The great fervor of that time was based on wrong principles, and they continue basing themselves on the same wrong principles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't know if anyone here reads IS Review (ISR) but the Fall 2017 issue is about the Russian Revolution

https://isreview.org/issue/106

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