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Northeast Regional Marxist School

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • 9:30 AM
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • 1:40 PM
  • Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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  • Regular Weekend rate
  • Student rate for the weekend
  • $50 Solidarity Rate
  • $100 Solidarity rate
  • Student rate for Saturday
  • Student rate for Sunday

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Join the Northeast Regional Marxist School in Brooklyn for a weekend of discussions on theory and history, to aid us in the fight for socialist revolution in our lifetime.

RSVP here! Tickets can be payed for online, through Venmo (to "Wellred-Donate"), or at the door on the day of the event!

Hosted by Socialist Revolution (US Section of the International Marxist Tendency). Website: www.SocialistRevolution.org

For more information, visit the Facebook event or contact info@socialistrevolution.org 

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SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY

- 9:00 AM
Venue Opens

- 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The October Revolution: 10 Days that Shook the World
In 1917, for the first time in history, the working class of a nation was able to take power and run society on their own behalf. The Russian Revolution demonstrates what’s possible when the spontaneous and explosive energy of the masses is combined with foresight, preparation, and meticulous organization.

- 11:40 AM - 1:40 PM
The Workers in Power and the Civil War
It’s often said that “revolutions are violent”, yet the insurrection itself was remarkably peaceful. But while the working class celebrated and began building a new world, the defeated landlords and capitalists prepared to strike back with vicious violence in order to regain their lost wealth and privileges. How were the Russian workers able to withstand this assault?

- 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
Lunch

- 2:40 PM - 4:40 PM
2017: A World in Crisis—Forward to Socialism!
All around us, we can see the signs of a capitalism in permanent decay. War, racism, sexism, poverty, mass unemployment and many other symptoms show a crying need for a transformation of society. 

SUNDAY

- 9:00 AM
Venue Opens

- 9:30 - 11:30 AM
The Russian Revolution and the Liberation of Oppressed Peoples
Under the backward and bigoted Tsarist regime, people were oppressed based on gender, sexuality, nationality, and more. The revolution offered freedom for the first time. Laws that prohibited homosexuality and sanctioned patriarchal violence were torn to pieces. National minorities could freely secede. But the Bolsheviks didn’t just fight for formal equality; they fought for real change in the conditions of life by transforming the economic basis on which society was organized.

- 11:40 - 1:40 PM
Bolshevism Today: The Road to the American Socialist Revolution
It is clear that American capitalism, formerly seen as a superpower, is now in permanent decline, just like capitalism in the rest of the world. Trump only represents the real face of our ruling class. Meanwhile, each generation of the working class find themselves with a poorer standard of life than their parents. History shows that only a revolutionary party modeled on the Bolsheviks can end this nightmare. How do we build this party?

Learn more about the International Marxist Tendency at SocialistRevolution.org and Marxist.com, and be sure to visit MarxistBooks.com.

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