2017
Description: 
Despite the fact that the Russian Revolution took place a century ago, activists who think that working class power can be the only source of fundamental social change continue to mine the history of 1917 for its theoretical, historical, and practical lessons. This panel will bring together revolutionary socialists from three continents to discuss the way that the experience of the Russian Revolution, and its degeneration, impact their political reactions to recent events, inform their strategy in the labor and social movements, and contribute to their developing vision of a socialist world.