North Korea and the Global Struggle for Socialism
When Che Guevara visited North Korea in the 1960s, he considered it to be an inspiration for Cuba and revolutionaries everywhere. Since the overthrow of the Soviet Union, North Korea has experienced not only the death of Kim Il Sung, but a series of natural disasters which left it impoverished and struggling to feed its people. Critics label it an Orwellian-Stalinist-Oriental nightmare. Do we dare call it socialist? The answer to this question reveals much about how we view socialism and the struggle to build a communist future for humanity. Open discussion will follow a presentation by Gene Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies, CSU, Long Beach. For background, see Ruyle’s paper of the same title at http://www.csulb.edu/~eruyle/Korea-socialism-LATEST.pdf
Sunday, May 19, 2013
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland
(between Alcatraz and 66th)
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.
Info: Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or cuyleruyle [at] mac.com