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Final lecture in the WSWS lecture series marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution
Date Saturday November 11
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, will speak on "The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics."

The final lecture in the WSWS online lecture series marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution is in three days, on Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 pm EST or 10 Am PST.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorSocialist Equality Party
This is an online event which welcomes all those who wish to help commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

David North is chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board.

He has been a leader of the socialist movement for four decades.

He is an expert on the history of the Russian Revolution and the author of numerous works, including In Defense of Leon Trotsky and The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished 20th Century.

In the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, there emerged a new consensus among bourgeois academics that the Russian Revolution was little more than a political accident, an illegitimate and even criminal departure from the “normal” – i.e., capitalist – course of historical development. The monumental international political impact of the October Revolution and immense economic, social and cultural achievements of the Soviet Union were ignored and dismissed.

And yet, despite these claims, the October Revolution will live in history as the most significant political event of the twentieth century. The study of this revolution is an essential prerequisite for finding an answer to the worldwide crisis of the twenty-first century.

Links:
To attend:
http://www.wsws.org/en/special/1917/lectures.html

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1721320464841632/

David North's most recent article at the World Socialist Web Site:
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/11/07/pers-n07.html
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 8th, 2017 3:09 PM