October 13, 2020: (Online) Discussion of Walter Rodney’s book “The Russian Revolution” Chapter 7

Hosted by Communist Workers League

In this virtual meeting Abayomi Azikiwe and the group will read and discuss Chapter Seven “Building The Socialist State” from Walter Rodney’s book The Russian Revolution. Press on the link under this to read Chapter Seven.https://drive.google.com/…/1-o4…/view…

To access earlier chapters, visit https://drive.google.com/…/1irN4hgTwRMZ2gjJRXrhpBwBt9…

During this current period of economic and public health crises along with the eruption of mass demonstrations, urban rebellions and sharpening debates around the objective nature of the state and the capitalist-imperialist system, the work of Dr. Rodney becomes even more relevant.Before Walter Rodney was assassinated he was a renowned Pan-African and socialist theorist on the Bolshevik Revolution and its relationship to Africa’s post-colonial legacy. Abayomi Azikiwe will lead the discussion. His scholarly approach will allow us to find insights and create a deeper understanding of this extraordinary work.


In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anti-colonial revolution, leading movements in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Wherever he was, Rodney was a lightning rod for working-class Black Power organizing. His deportation sparked Jamaica’s Rodney Riots in 1968, and his scholarship trained a generation how to approach politics on an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding the Working People’s Alliance in Guyana, the thirty-eight-year-old Rodney was assassinated.This class is presented by the Communist Workers League of Detroit.

Register for the virtual meeting, which will be held on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 7 PM ESTRegister in advance for this meeting:

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