[act-ma] Center for Marxist Education - July Events

Casey Doyle cdoyle1477 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 04:48:13 PDT 2016

*July Events*
Center for Marxist Education | 550 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 2nd Floor

*Event Schedule:*

*Red History Lecture Series*
*Charles Bettelheim and the Socialist Road*
Saturday, July 2nd 3-5pm
Communist historian Doug Enaa Greene will lecture on the French Maoist
Charles Bettelheim and his ideas of socialism and what it means for a
society to take the socialist road.

*China Discussion Group *and* Sunday Film Night*
*"Mao Zedong, 1969" -- US National Film Archives*
Sunday, July 10th - 6:00pm
Continuing the CME program series on the balanced assessment of the
cultural revolution on its 50th anniversary.

A documentary film from the CIA library shows seldom seen footage giving
accurate historical background to the Chinese Revolution. Focusing on the
period from the Opium War to the victory of the revolution in 1949, the
documentary conveys much accurate information from the May 4, 1919
movement, the alliance with KMT in 1920s, and the anti-Japanese war and
civil war periods. Importance of the united front to oppose the Japanese
invasion, land reform policy of land to the tillers, and rectification
campaigns are all covered. The film opens and closes with footage of the
cultural revolution and exalting the leading role of Mao. Chinese politics
today cannot be understand without an appreciation of Chinese history,
especially the twists and turns of the revolution.

*The Songs that Accompanied the Rise of International Labor Defense*
Wednesday, July 13th - 7:00pm
Remarkable songs accompanied the explosive development of
InternationalLabor Defense and the Sharecroppers' Union in the South in the
1920s and early '30s. Ben Bath will describe these, and some of the debates
that preceded them. (Business meeting at 6:30, all are welcome)

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see which other days we will be open
The Center has been made possible for over 4 decades by volunteer time and
contributions from you. If you wish to help us keep the Center going and
new books coming in, donations can be made by sending a check made out to:
Center for Marxist Education
PO Box 390459
Cambridge, MA 02139

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