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Friday, July 3 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Marxism and democracy

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The terms "democracy" and "democratic rights" are so abused and twisted by the media to justify the undemocratic capitalist system that some on the left underestimate their importance. But the Marxist tradition, starting with Marx, insisted that the fight to defend and extend democratic rights is an important part of the struggle for a new world. We socialists are the most determined and consistent defenders of democracy.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution, Vol. 1: The State and Bureaucracy by Hal Draper

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Alan Maass

Alan Maass is the editor of Socialist Worker, a weekly newspaper published by the International Socialist Organization, and the author of the newly revised edition of The Case for Socialism.

Friday July 3, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
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