Sunday, 5 February 2012
Cuba: dispelling the myths
When: Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Time: 19:30 until 21:30
Where: The Lucas Arms, (near King's Cross) 245a Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
Much of the organised left, in Britain and worldwide, regards Cuba's government and society, created by the revolution of 1959, as socialist - not without flaws, but qualitatively different from the bureaucratic regimes which existed in the Soviet Union and still exist in states like China and North Korea.
Workers' Liberty disagrees. Cuba is not a flawed workers' regime in a difficult situation, but a consolidated system of class exploitation.
James Bloodworth (author of the Obliged to Offend blog) and Paul Hampton will lead a discussion on the character of the Cuban revolution and the state it created, and explain why from a Marxist point of view the regime led by Raul Castro can only be considered the exploiter and oppressor of the Cuban working class and people.
All welcome. Plenty of time for debate and discussion.