This week's Oxford and Thames Valley SWP branch meetings - all welcome
7 PM Wednesday 28th July
Zoom meeting ID: 861 2001 6477 Passcode: 967537 or http://bit.ly/OxTVSWP
Can the left take control of the existing state apparatus and use it for the benefit of the majority?
Throughout history this question has been posed time and time again : the elections of Salvador Allende's government in Chile in 1970, the Mitterrand govt in France in 1981, more recently Hugo Chavez's victory in 1998 in Venezuela, and Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain all promised major reforms and a transformation of society but have failed.
Vladimir Lenin wrote the pamphlet State and Revolution whilst playing a major role in the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was written to win urgent arguments that were taking place about the way forward within the Russian revolutionary movement—just six months after it had overthrown the Tsarist dictatorship. Can the lessons of State and Revolution be applied today?
Come and join the discussion.