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World Peace Forum Teach-in

November 18, 2017

Marx's Capital, the Russian Revolution and the Summer of love all had a tremendous influence on our world, and still do! What can today's activists learn from them? How do we build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world?

1867 marks the first edition of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, a work that for the first time explained how the system we live under works, and how to get rid of it and replace it with something human. 1917 is the year which brought us the October Revolution and the creation of the first socialist government and workers’ state. It gave hope to millions around the world that what Marx had suggested in his book could be put into practice. 1967 is known as the ‘summer of love’ when the counterculture emerged, and with it a regenerated Socialism.

For its tenth Teach In the World Peace Forum Society will organize a series of presentations and discussions looking at the resonance of Marx’s book, the Russian Revolution and the Sixties. What is their relevance today? What can activists learn from them? We have identified a series of topics from an examination of the continuing relevance of the Cuban Revolution to the crisis of capitalist economics with the failure of neoliberalism to the ecological disaster becoming more and more evident.

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Tickets at the door. $25 for the whole day, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre Campus
Location: 515 W Hastings Vancouver, BC
Categories: Politics & Political Organizations

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