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|"The Lessons of October" Study Group|
|Date||Wednesday October 04|
|Time||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
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NEW VALENCIA HALL
747 Polk Street (at Ellis St.), San Francisco
(BART: Civic Center, Muni: 19, 31, 38, 47, 49)
What will it take to make revolution
in the 21st century successful?
A four-week study group will explore the short book Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky, based on his experience as a leader of the Russian Revolution. Trotsky asserts that creating fundamental changes requires a working-class party — and one that is not doctrinaire but is able to gauge and respond to swiftly changing conditions. His work is a valuable resource for activists who want to understand the dynamics of today’s “pop-up movements” and upsurges like the Arab Spring.
The group will be offered at two different sessions:
Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm, on October 4, 18, and November 1, 15 or
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, on October 9, 23, and November 6, 20.
For the first meeting, please read the first two chapters: “We must study the October revolution” and “’The democratic dictatorship of the proletariat and the peasantry’ – in February and October" and review the study questions for these chapters.
A link to The Lessons of October online and to the Study Guide are available here:
$2.00 donation requested per meeting
For more information: bafsp [at] earthlink.net, 415-864-1278