Join us at Revolution Books this Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
for a Listening Session & Discussion of an interview with Bob Avakian:
May 2016 marks 50 years since Mao Zedong launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. The Cultural Revolution was a breakthrough in dealing with a world historic problem of communist revolution—how to prevent counterrevolution under socialism, in a way that enables the masses of people to play a decisive role in revolutionizing all of society and transforming their thinking and values in the process. Mao, for the first time in history, had analyzed that class struggle between the bourgeoisie and proletariat continues under socialism; that this struggle is focused around whether to advance further on the socialist road toward communism or to revert to capitalism; and that the main force of the bourgeoisie is concentrated in the Communist Party itself. And in the Cultural Revolution, he found a way to lead masses to act to deal with that.
Starting this week and over the course of the coming months, revcom.us will be getting into this. We will be doing this from the standpoint of Bob Avakian’s new synthesis of communism.