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Hong Kong! Discussion on the mass protests & 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution
Date Wednesday October 23
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Location Details
REVOLUTION BOOKS
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Mao’s Genuine Socialist Revolution of 1949-76…and The Counter-Revolution Being Celebrated by Today’s Capitalist Rulers of China

This year on October 1, the world witnessed a sharp contrast:police in Hong Kong beating protesters, while the authorities in China (which has authority over Hong Kong) “celebrated” the anniversary of the Chinese Revolution with parades featuring massive military armaments.

In actual fact, the revolution has long since been betrayed –overthrown after the death of Mao Zedong over 40 years ago. The current rulers have kept some of the trappings of the revolution to bolster their claims to legitimacy. But what was once a bastion of revolution now brutally exploits its people, is engaged in backing the brutal suppression of a powerful mass movement for basic rights in Hong Kong, and competes with the U.S. to dominate the whole world.

Come and learn about the real Chinese revolution: land reform, the formation of communes in the countryside, and the Great Leap Forward…the Cultural Revolution and the role of the Red Guards…innovations in socialist planning, health care, education, the new art that was created…and how women were unleashed to “hold up half the sky.” And get into what Bob Avakian has analyzed of the great breakthroughs and the problems of China when it was a genuinely socialist society—and the reasons for the defeat of the revolution. Avakian has qualitatively advanced the science of communism and the revolution to emancipate humanity, and has forged the new communism, the basis to initiate a new stage of communist revolution in today’s world.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Oct 17th, 2019 11:47 AM

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