2017 – Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia
Workers World Party Class and Discussion
National Liberation & the Weapon of Theory
Saturday, Jan. 28, 5pm
Meeting will be streamed from facebook.com/WWP.michigan/
Title: “The Utopian Karl Marx and the Practical Rosa Luxemburg” by V.I. Lenin
One of many fundamental lessons to be found within scientific socialist thought as developed by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels are the polemics with other tendencies within the revolutionary movements over the right of oppressed nations to self-determination, up to the point of independence. Marx maintained this view in regard to the political situations involving Poland and Ireland during the late 19th century.
V.I. Lenin, who along with the Bolshevik Party in the November (October) 1917 Revolution, applied the correct Marxist viewpoint in not only carrying out the first socialist seizure of state power but also the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1922. We will examine Lenin’s views on these questions from an article written in 1914, three years prior to the triumph of the Russian Revolution.
Title: “The Weapon of Theory” by Amilcar Cabral
Later in 1966, at the Tricontinental Congress held in Havana, Cuba, Amilcar Cabral, the co-founder of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), delivered an historic address on the need for revolutionary theory within the national liberation movements sweeping the continent and the world.
Facilitator: Abayomi Azikwe, Editor Pan-African News Wire; Contributing Editor, Workers World Newspaper
Reading materials will be supplied at the class. Please come out and join us in these very important discussions which can serve to guide our organizing work during this period.
Free and open to the public.
Dinner will be served.
More information: 313.680.5508