Vladimir Lenin

AWL South London study group - The State and Revolution

Date: 
19 September, 2012 - 13:00 - 14:00
Location: 

London Bridge

Description: 

Chapter II: The Experience of 1848-51

Course notes: http://www.workersliberty.org/system/files/stateandrevolution.pdf
Text: http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/

1. Why does the working class have to become a ruling class?
2. What does “the dictatorship of the proletariat” mean?
3. What are the core institutions of the bourgeois state?

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AWL South London study group - The State and Revolution

Date: 
12 September, 2012 - 13:00 - 14:00
Location: 

London Bridge

Description: 

Chapter 1: Class Society and the State

Course notes: http://www.workersliberty.org/system/files/stateandrevolution.pdf
Text: http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/

1. How do Marxists define the state? How does this differ from other “common sense” views of the state?
2. How can even a "perfect" democratic republic serve bourgeois class rule?
3. Why in practice do all bourgeois states retain undemocratic guarantees such as the monarchy and House of Lords in Britain, presidency in France and USA, etc?
4. Why does believe that the democratic republic can be the best form of state (or “political shell”) for the proletariat under capitalism?
5. Why does the state wither away? When?

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Nottingham AWL Meeting: 'Left Wing' Communism

Date: 
16 November, 2010 - 19:30 - 21:00
Location: 

Nottingham

Description: 

Nottingham AWL Meeting:
'Left Wing' Communism an Infantile Disorder
Liam Conway

7.30pm at the International Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham

Liverpool AWL: The State and Revolution

Date: 
18 November, 2010 - 19:30 - 21:00
Location: 

Training Room, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TR

Description: 

An indtroduction to the themes explored in Lenin's short pamphlet which tackles the question of how socialists relate to the state and remains invaluable in shaping how we view the government, the police, the army, the judiciary and all the other arms of the state in capitalist society.

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