MARXISM 101 SESSION 4: Liberation Struggle, Pt. 1

The goal of the fourth session of Marxism 101 is to help participants understand how Marxist political economy and a theory of history motivated (or were situated next to other) revolutionary struggles in the past 100 years.

ASSIGNED MATERIALS

OPTIONAL READING

STUDY GUIDE

CLASS EXERCISE

Marxism 101 Timeline, Pt. 2 (1917-2017)

This exercise helps participants more deeply understand the context in which Marxist theory informed political strategy and struggle from the time of the Russian Revolution to the present. Center for Political Education uses this exercise as an opportunity to help participants think about Marxist ideas (political economy, historical materialism) in a context of international struggle.

LESSONS

  • CPE’s own Rachel Herzing talks about putting theory into practice.
  • Calvin Cheung-Miaw of the Left Inside/Outside Project speaks on Marxist political approaches.

 

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