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World War I and Imperialism Today !

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Cambrigde Marxist Discusison Group Talk

The First World War was the culmination of the contradictions of capitalism in working class slaughter on an industrial scale. out of this war came revolutions across the globe, including the Russian Revolution of 1917. Today, a proxy war between the ailing US Imperialism on the one hand, and Russia on the other, is being played out across the Middle East and the Ukraine. Are we on the brink of WWIII ? 100 years after the Imperialist Great Slaughter, we discuss the prospects for Imperialism and the tasks of the Marxists.

Alan Woods is a world renowned Marxist theoretician, economist , historian and a leading member of International Marxist Tendency. He wrote a lot of books including ‘Lenin & Trotsky: What they really stood for’, ‘Reason in Revolt’, ‘Bolshvism the Road to Revolution’and ‘Reformism or Revolution’. He is the editor of marxist.com .

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