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The Origins and Development of Bolshevism: 1900-1914
Mon, October 6, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM$95 – $125
Starts October 6, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
at The Brooklyn Commons
$95-125 (no one turned away for inability to pay)
This course will explore the evolution of Bolshevik theory and organizational practice in the 15-year period leading up to the 1914 outbreak of World War One. We will seek to understand their praxis with reference to the Russian context and the Second International’s Social Democratic Marxism, and explore its applicability to our context today.
The Revolutions Study Group is a cooperative educational effort, and all levels of knowledge and expertise are welcome at the table.
Fall 2014 conveners are:
Rust Gilbert has been an activist in labor and socialist organizations, and in movements fighting for human liberation since 1964.
Nat Winn is a communist and a student of historical revolutionary moments. He is currently a participant in the Kasama Project and an editor at kasamaproject.org.
Jim Kreegan has organized since the 1960s, including with SDS, Spartacist League, International Bolshevik Tendency, and the labor movement. A philosopher by training, he is now unaffiliated but unresigned.
David Worley is a just-retired college administrator. He entered the Left in the 1960s through the civil rights and anti-war movements, was a labor union activist for some years, and is a former member of the Brecht Forum board of directors.
Branden Rippey is a history teacher in Newark, New Jersey, and a member of the Newark Education Workers (NEW) Caucus.
Amy Dalton is a cook and community organizer. She has organized with the movement to end mass incarceration, the sanctuary movement, the global indymedia network, and other efforts.