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Socialist Feminist Book Discussion Group – ‘First 10 Years of American Communism’

August 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 22, 2018

This collection of letters and articles by James P. Cannon, one of the founders of U.S. communism, focuses on the years 1918-1928. Cannon gives a personal overview of the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) out of which he emerged, and goes on to describe the founding of the Communist Party, which was inspired by the 1917 Russian Revolution. 

In 1928 Cannon established the U.S. wing of the Trotskyist opposition movement, which split from Stalin’s bureaucratic and increasingly nationalist direction. 

This book addresses the questions: who popularized Marx, Trotsky, and Lenin’s ideas among working-class Americans and why didn’t a similar revolution happen here? How did these ideas influence Black liberation and other civil rights movements in their infancy? 

These questions and more are the subject of this weekly study group. Everyone welcome.
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Monday nights beginning August 13 from 7:00-8:30pm 
Snacks available at 6:30pm for a small donation.

New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Ave S. Seattle
On #7 bus line and near the Columbia City light rail station

Copies of the text available for sale at each session.
For info, call 206-722-2453 or email

Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party


August 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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