Detroit, December 2, 2017: Che International Brigade Report Back

Hosted by Workers World Party – Michigan

Event will be livestreamed

5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, 5 – 8 P.M.

From October 1- 15, 2017, the “In the Footsteps of Che” International Brigade composed of people from Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America, visited revolutionary Cuba to participate in a commemoration of Ernesto Che Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death and to assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Irma. At this forum, comrades Joe Mchawar and Mike Shane, Brigade participants from the Detroit branch of Workers World Party, will report on their experiences in socialist Cuba.

Dinner will be served prior to the reports and discussion.

Event is free and open to the public.

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Marxist-Leninist Study Groups Chicago (Livestreamed), December 4 and 20, 2017 / January 1, 2018

Hosted by Chicago Workers World Party

DECEMBER 4, 2017

ML STUDY GROUP: OCTOBER REVOLUTION EDITION! (part 2)
**Invite Friends and Comrades**

Marxist-Leninist Study Group is a discussion series for people hoping to learn more about socialism.

It is held the first Monday and third Wednesday of every month, light snacks and beverages provided.

If you are not available in person, tune in using Facebook Live to participate!
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John Reed’s account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in “Ten Days That Shook The World” captures the exciting spirit of the times and provides us with a first-person testimony about what was going on that has been endorsed by Lenin himself as a “truthful and most vivid exposition”!
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For the 5th Marxist-Leninist Study Group, we will be reading an excerpt from “Ten Days that Shook the World”:
-XI: The Conquest of Power
~Total: 33 pages

The reading can be found for free at the link below:
https://www.marxists.org/ebooks/reed/ten-days-that-shook-the-world-reed.pdf

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DECEMBER 20, 2017

ML STUDY GROUP: CHE EDITION!
**Invite Friends and Comrades**

Marxist-Leninist Study Group is a discussion series for people hoping to learn more about socialism.

It is held the first Monday and third Wednesday of every month, light snacks and beverages provided.

If you are not available in person, tune in using Facebook Live to participate!
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“People in our country know that the glorious period in which they happen to live is one of sacrifice; they are familiar with sacrifice… Cuba is the vanguard of America and must make sacrifices because it occupies the post of advance guard, because it shows the masses of Latin America the road to full freedom. Within the country the leadership has to carry out its vanguard role. It must be said with all sincerity that in a real revolution, to which one gives his or her all and from which one expects no material reward, the task of the vanguard revolutionary is both magnificent and agonizing.” – Guevara in “Socialism and Man in Cuba”
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For the 7th Marxist-Leninist Study Group, we will be reading a few works from Che Guevara:
-Socialism and Man in Cuba
-The Cadres: Backbone of the Revolution
~Total: 22 pages

All readings can be found for free at this link below:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/guevara/works.htm

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JANUARY 1, 2018

ML STUDY GROUP: ALL MAO EDITION!
**Invite Friends and Comrades**

Marxist-Leninist Study Group is a discussion series for people hoping to learn more about socialism.

It is held the first Monday and third Wednesday of every month, light snacks and beverages provided.

If you are not available in person, tune in using Facebook Live to participate!
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“Liberalism is a manifestation of opportunism and conflicts fundamentally with Marxism. It is negative and objectively has the effect of helping the enemy; that is why the enemy welcomes its preservation in our midst. Such being its nature, there should be no place for it in the ranks of the revolution.” – Mao “Combat Liberalism”
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For the 8th Marxist-Leninist Study Group, we will be reading a few works from Mao Zedong:
-On Practice
-On Contradiction
-Combat Liberalism
~Total: 35 pages

All readings can be found for free at this link below:
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/date-index.htm

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Milwaukee, November 29: Meet the youngest teacher from Cuba’s renowned Literacy Campaign

Hosted by The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba

639 N 25th Street, Central United Methodist Church, Milwaukee, 7 P.M.

Hear and meet Griselda Aguilera Cabrera, the youngest teacher in Cuba’s world recognized Literacy Campaign of 1961 & featured in the film “Maestra.”

In 1961, revolutionary Cuba virtually ended adult illiteracy in one year. 100,000’s of students became teachers and partners with those who were not literate. Most of the literacy teachers were young women, and they were transformed by their experience. Featured in the renowned documentary “Maestra,” seven year old Griselda Aguilera Cabrera was the youngest of these teachers. “This experience was seared into me with such force that it defined my future. From that moment, I decided to dedicate my life to teaching.”

Now retired from her career as an educator, Griselda works with the Cuban Psychology Society’s Working Group on Identity and Diversity, in activities to combat homophobia, racial discrimination, prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls. Cuba has meanwhile shared its teaching program, helping 8 million adults to become literate worldwide.

A dynamic and exciting presence, Griselda will speak in Spanish with interpretation in English, along with the award winning short documentary “Maestra.”

Come hear her story and that of a generation of young people, particularly women, whose lives were changed by helping to uplift the education of an entire nation.

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