As #OccupyWallStreet widens and deepens, it is time to re-claim our history and view our struggles from the perspective of world revolutionary history. Both Marx and Lenin understood that an entire epoch of intense class struggle must lie between global capitalism and global socialism. This is the epoch of the world revolutionary process, which will last until the proletariat has conquered state power not just in one country but in all the leading countries of the world. Anthropologist Eugene Ruyle will place the socialisms of the twentieth century in this world-historic context and discuss how a scientific understanding of the world revolutionary process can contribute to the complex struggles of the twenty first century, from Wall Street to Cairo to Cochabamba.
Suggested reading: Ruyle’s essay “The World Revolutionary Process,” in the ICSS Pamphlet, The Crisis Deepens: Marxist Critiques (free download at: http://www.csulb.edu/~eruyle/icsspubs.html
Sponsored by The Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Ca. For more info, call 510-428-1578 or email: eruyle [at] csulb.edu