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Russia 1917 - festival of the oppressed & workers revolution
Wed 8 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Socialist Worker public meeting. All welcome.
- Judith Orr, author of Marxism & Women's Liberation
- Alex Callinicos, author Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx
- South Korean socialist who's taken part in recent mass protests against the President
Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1019538211523436/
100 years ago, Russian workers and peasants overthrew their Tsar and went on to run a society withour bosses. They fought to create a socialist world based on human liberation and real democracy.
Women were at the forefront of these events, tearing up the deep rooted oppression they faced. It was a workers' revolution and festival of the oppressed, and inspired millions around the globe.
Ultimately it was defeated and replaced by Stalin's brutal dictatorship, but the achievements of the revolution still inspire today.
On the centenary of these events, come to this public meeting to discuss what we can learn from them today as we fight against capitalism, war, climate change and oppression.