Wed, Nov 15, 2017: 7-9 pm
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 13th, 2017 8:51 AM
Chinese Left Activists: China and thes Russian Revolution: Maoist Perspectives
Our comrade, Sui Hin Lee, is bringing a delegation of young Chinese activists in a tour of the United States., visiting Oakland as well as other centers of working class activity. They will discuss their views, mostly Maoist, of the Russian Revolution and its Centennial.
Sui Hin Lee will translate and facilitate.
This is part of our year-long Russian Revolution Centennial, sponsored by the Institute for the Critical Study of Society at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.
One century ago, John Reed wrote in his classic, Ten Days That Shook the World: "No matter what one thinks of Bolshevism, it is undeniable that the Russian Revolution is one of the great events of human history, and the rise of the Bolsheviki a phenomenon of world-wide importance.” Reed’s plea for understanding went unheeded by ruling circles in the United States, who greeted the Socialist Revolution in Russia with hatred, fear, and open hostility based on intentional misunderstanding, misinformation, and ignorance. For workers, however, the struggle to understand the Russian Revlution remains as impotant as ever, and we will devote several sessions to this topic over this Centennial year.