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Saturday, July 4 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Socialist strategy and the Third Comintern Congress

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What is revolutionary strategy? What is the strategic legacy for today of the Communist International in Lenin’s time? Why did Trotsky describe the Third Comintern Congress (1921) as a “school of revolutionary strategy”? John Riddell and Mike Taber discuss these questions, drawing from their work in editing and publishing the proceedings of the first four Comintern congresses.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Toward the United Front: Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922 edited by John Riddell

Speakers
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John Riddell

Toronto-based ecosocialist activist. Riddell is the translator and editor of two books from Haymarket Books of documents on the world revolutionary movement in Lenin’s time: Toward the United Front (focus year, 1922; published 2012) and To the Masses (focus year, 1921; published 2015).
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Mike Taber

Mike Taber is a longtime socialist and editor. He has edited or prepared dozens of books on the history of the revolutionary and working-class movement, including works by Leon Trotsky, V.I. Lenin, Malcolm X, James P. Cannon, Che Guevara, and Maurice Bishop. He currently lives in Chicago.


Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Field B

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