Dallas - Revolution Manifesto: Presentation with author and activist Gloria La Riva

March 03, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4pm
Pan African Connection
4466 S Marsalis Ave
Dallas, TX 75216
United States
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Gloria La Riva contributing author of Revolution Manifesto: Understanding Marx and Lenin's Theory of Revolution will be speaking about the book and her work as an activist in Dallas on March 3rd. Join us!

Gloria La Riva was the 2016 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Peace and Freedom and Liberty Union parties. She has a long history of activism in the US in addition to international solidarity work traveling several times to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea) and Cuba.

Revolution Manifesto is an essential reading for any activist, scholar or social scientist. Whether it is brutal murders by the police, the injustices perpetrated everyday in the legal and prison system, or the military interventions around the globe—the state remains a topic of utmost importance for today's revolutionaries. In the everyday struggles of working class and oppressed people the state often presents itself as the main enemy. 

Can anything be done to change this reality? Is this just the way it is and always will be? Revolution Manifesto revisits the theories of the state first developed by Marx, Engels and especially Lenin in his groundbreaking work "The State and Revolution." Nearly a century later, Lenin's analysis on the class nature of the state, and the need to overthrow it, has been proven true time and again. 

Examining the historical experience of revolutions in France, Russia and Cuba, as well as precolonial Indigenous societies, the book asks: do we even need a state? What are the possibilities for revolutionary states to “wither away" completely?

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