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"The Lessons of October" Study Group
Date Monday October 23
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
747 Polk Street (at Ellis St.), San Francisco
(BART: Civic Center, Muni: 19, 31, 38, 47, 49)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorMoisés Montoya
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 second meeting (October 18), please read the third and fourth chapters: “The struggle against war and defensism” and “The April conference" 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

Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party

For more information: bafsp [at], 415-864-1278
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 2nd, 2017 5:00 PM

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