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The event of the century: The October Revolution 1917 in Russia changes the world, ICOR & ICMLPO, 20 September 2017

 

International

Seminar

on the theoretical and practical

lessons of the October Revolution

27 – 29 OctoberGülüm Dügün SalonuAn der Knippenburg 115, Bottrop

 

International Cultural Event

100 years October Revolution

28 October – 6 p.m.

Emscher-Lippe-Halle

Adenauerallee 118, Gelsenkirchen

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The socialist revolution of October 1917 was an event of worldwide significance. It gave rise to the general crisis of capitalism which has been deepening until today. The revolutionary Russian workers seized state power under the leadership of the Communist Party with Lenin at its head. This first successful proletarian revolution ended World War I and liberated millions of people from servitude and oppression.

Today the October Revolution and the achievements of socialist construction under Lenin and Stalin are a signal for more and more people that capitalism with all its destructive frenzy is not the end of history. The liberation of the working class from exploitation and oppression is possible.

 

International Seminar

At the international seminar “The theoretical and practical lessons of the October Revolution” participants from more than 30 countries are expected to attend. On behalf of the ICOR (International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations) it will be chaired by Stefan Engel, Main Coordinator of the ICOR until 2016 and today head of the theoretical organ of the MLPD “Revolutionärer Weg”.

The seminar will be divided into six thematic blocks with an introductory paper for each block:

1. Lenin's analysis on the development of the imperialist world system; the character of the 1st World War, the emergence of a revolutionary world crisis at the end of the 1st World War and the analysis of the uneven development of the imperialist countries and the ingenious cognition about the Russian revolution as one of the weakest links in the chain of the imperialist countries. (Otto Vargas, PCR Argentina)

2. Lenin's strategy of the international revolution. The international counterrevolution brings the international revolution which began with the October Revolution to a standstill, because the objective and subjective prerequisites for a successful proletarian revolution did not exist in most European countries. (Bolshevik Partisan Northern Kurdistan-Turkey)

3. The strategy and tactics of the armed uprising; the connection between the democratic and the socialist revolution; flexibility of fighting tactics, forms of organization and slogans. (Abou Tarik, Morocco)

4. The necessity of socialist building in one country in connection with the building of a communist world movement, of which the Soviet Union was the international bulwark; the importance of the Comintern. (MLP Russia)

5. The October Revolution and the struggle against opportunism and sectarianism. (K.N. Ramachandran, CPI (ML) Red Star India)

6. The October Revolution lives! Conclusions for the revolutionary class-struggle today. (José María Sison, Founding Chairman of the CPP Philippines)

All thematic blocks will be introduced by an initial contribution of 15 minutes. Then the discussion in the hall with contributions of five minutes each will be opened. A simultaneous interpretation into several languages will be provided.

Schedule:

Fr. 27 October 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (break 12:30  p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Sa. 28 October 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (break 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

Su. 29 October 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (break 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Simple lunch (also vegetarian), drinks, cake, snacks, fruit for reasonable prices.

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Access to seminar (An der Knippenburg 115, Bottrop):

Coming from highway A2: exit Gladbeck/Essen on B224 direction Essen, to the right into  Prosper Straße, follow the signs

Coming from highway A42: at junction Essen-Nord on B224 direction Gladbeck, left into Prosper Straße, follow the signs

 

International Cultural Event

The event will be taking place on Saturday, 28 October, in Gelsenkirchen in the Emscher-Lippe-Halle. Doors open at 5  p.m., start at 6 p.m.

Visitors can expect a diversified cultural program, international contributions with live music, revue, exhibition and a wide offer of media and literature.

 

Access to cultural event (Adeneauerallee 118, Gelsenkirchen:

Coming from highway A2: exit Gelsenkirchen-Buer, in the roundabout to the right into Emil-Zimmermann-Allee, then to the right again into Adenauerallee

Coming from highway A42: exit Gelsenkirchen-Schalke, follow the signs to Arena, the hall is in close proximity.

www.mlpd.de  phone: #49(0)209/951940

V.i.S.d.P. (person responsible according to the German Press Law) : Dieter Grünwald, Aldiekstraße 1, 45968 Gelsenkirchen

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Trip to St. Petersburg

There will be a varied and unique program in St. Petersburg between 6 and 9 November. The visit to important sites of the revolution will be on the program as well as a concert, excursions and, as a highlight, a demonstration/rally on 7 November, the anniversary of the October Revolution. Many of these activities are being prepared by a unity of action in St. Petersburg. Reasonable accommodations have been booked. Arrival: 5 November, departure 9 November.

Registration form under www.icor.info, send to:

october100committee@gmail.com

For participants from Germany: Offers for flights and visa can be requested e.g. at People-to-People Reisen:

reisen@people-to-people.de In this case please send the registration form also to People-to-People!

Prices

Ticket

Regular price

on the day

Regular price

in advance

Solidarity price

Seminar 1 day

€ 19

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Seminar complete

€ 45 / € 39*

€ 42 / € 36*

€ 60

Cultural Event only

€ 13 / € 11*

€ 12 / € 10*

€ 18

All-inclusive ticket Seminar + Cultural Event

€ 53 / € 45*

€ 49 / € 41*

€ 75

Board and lodging not included

* Hartz-IV recipients (social welfare benefits recipients), low-income earners, pensioners, pupils/students, refugees

Prices for international participants

Ticket

International participants minimum fee A

International participants minimum fee B

Seminar complete

€ 40

€ 20

Cultural Event only

€ 11

€ 5.50

All-inclusive ticket Seminar + Cultural Event

€ 46

€ 23

Flat rate for international participants (ICOR, ICMLPO)

€ 90** / € 135***

€ 45** / € 67.50***

Minimum fee A: Western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia

Minimum fee B: Africa, Asia, South/Central America, Eastern Europe

** Flat rate for participants of ICOR respectively ICMLPO: includes in addition to the complete ticket vouchers for 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner, 3 x coffee/tea/water/fruit, 3 days transfer from accommodation to the seminar/flat rate event € 5

*** Aforementioned flat rate for participants  of ICOR respectively ICMLPO including 3 x bed and breakfast for € 10 / € 5 each

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