July 19 is the 60th anniversary of the revolt at Russia's infamous Vorkuta slave labor camp, 100 miles above the arctic circle. The mass strike was inspired by the June 17, 1953 East German uprising. It spread among the over 50,000 internees including children of old Bolsheviks murdered in Stalin's purges. These revolts shook the post-WWII world's assumption that under totalitarian control and mass "brainwashing" no revolt was possible. When reports of the revolt got out they were met in the west with profound skepticism. (see "Russia is more than ever full of revolutionaries..." at http://www.newsandletters.org
This Sunday, July 21, Urszula Wislanka will discuss this revolt and its impact on the birth and development of Marxist-Humanism.