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Unresolved Contradictions, Driving Forces for Revolution: part 2

Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Email:
Phone:
(510)848-1196
Address:
2425 Channing Way(off of Telegraph Avenue)
Location Details:
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way( in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue). Wheelchair accessible, donations accepted.

Come and join Revolution Books in a discussion of Unresolved Contradictions, Driving Forces for Revolution Part 2: (Some Observations on) The International Movement http://revcom.us/avakian/driving/index.html In part 2, Bob Avakian addresses the crossroads facing the international communist movement today – will it be “a vanguard of the future or residue of the past.” This is a “world historic challenge,” he says, and the task is nothing less than launching a new stage of communist revolution internationally – something humanity needs more than ever. In “Vanguards and individual leaders: real contradictions, and the decisive importance of line,” Avakian digs deeply into questions of leadership, including the role of exceptional leaders like Marx, Lenin, and Mao. He speaks to the question many raise: “You have these revolutionary struggles and the leadership goes bad or the leadership gets captured or killed, and that's the end of the struggle.” (and discusses how communists can and must do better on this than in the past). * Also discussed: why Avakian’s New Synthesis of communism is the basic framework for a new wave of communist revolution, and the pivotal role of the Manifesto from the RCP: “Communism: The Beginning of a New Stage.” * The crucial importance of winning a section of the intelligentsia to revolutionary communism; and why in socialism, any leading group will be made up of people who can work with ideas – in essence intellectuals – no matter where they came from. How continually strengthening leading cores and bringing forward new waves of leadership is key to dealing with the contradictions of leadership.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Dec 29, 2009 8:04PM
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