NYC – Tues, Nov. 7: The 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Revolution in Russia

The Solidarity Center



Ben Becker     410-371-7203
Joe Jamison    347-804-1859

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Revolution in Russia 

Tuesday Nov. 7th, from 6 PM to 9 PM at:
The Center For  Worker Education
#25 Broadway, Manhattan NY
7th Floor Auditorium

On November 7, 2017 — a hundred years to the day since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution — US activists and scholars will come together in New York City to celebrate and commemorate a revolution which more than any other, defined the 20th century and still impacts our century, the 21st.  We will examine the continuing significance of the Revolution to the global working class, anti-racism, anti-imperialism, and the peace movement.

In 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution stunned a despairing world weary of the mass slaughter in the trenches of the First World War. It sent shock waves through all people’s movements around the world, not least in our country.

Contrary to establishment and corporate media dogma, the historical truth is that the revolution scored immense socialist and democratic achievements: it ended unemployment and built a modern planned economy; it ended women’s bondage; it tackled national inequality of long-oppressed peoples; it beat back imperialist attempts to strangle the revolution; it industrialized a backward economy at breakneck speed; it defeated Nazi invasion; it inspired and aided other revolutionary and anti-imperialist movements.

Speakers include

Anthony Monteiro is a leading American activist and scholar of Civil Rights and Marxism.  Dr. Monteiro has been a professor of sociology and African American Studies at several universities in Philadelphia, specializing in the works of W.E.B Du Bois. Dr. Monteiro writes on poverty, class and race and is an activist around civil rights, anti-apartheid, the peace movements. He was a member of the Central Committee of the CPUSA.

Brian Becker is a founder of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and a member of its Central Committee. He is also the National Director of the ANSWER Coalition. His works include “Revolution Manifesto” and “Socialists and War” and his articles appear regularly on website. He is the host of Loud & Clear, a two-hour daily news and analysis program on Radio Sputnik.

Roger Keeran  is Professor Emeritus of SUNY Empire State College and author of The Communist Party and the Auto Workers Unions and (with Thomas Kenny) Socialism Betrayed:  Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union.

Angelo D’Angelo is Chair of Staten Island Council for Peace & Justice (US Peace Council  chapter )1975- 1995; chair Staten Island Club, Communist Party USA 1970- 1988; active in Teachers Action Caucus of Local 2 (United Federation of Teachers) AFT 1970-1993; active in the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship and Chair of its present day US Friends of the Soviet People (USFSP) 1970-2017; Secretariat of Party of Communists,USA, 2014-present

Sarika Chandra is associate professor of English at Wayne State University.  Dr. Chandra’s research focuses on Globalization, Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Critical Theory, Agrarian and Food Politics.

Larry Holmes is First Secretary of Workers World Party, a Marxist Leninist political party founded in 1959. Larry has been active since the Vietnam War, first as a GI resister.  Larry has been a leading force and committed socialist, for more than 40 years for Black Liberation, Black Lives Matter, anti-imperialist and revolutionary working-class struggles.

Anna Ribrii is a native of Ukraine, Luhansk region, CUNY student, and a member of Odessa Solidarity Campaign, a support group that works with mothers and relatives of the victims of May 2, 2014.

Michela Martinazzi is from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, started organizing in 2010 on the University of Florida campus, where she waged campaigns against Islamophobic Terry Jones and won the rights for undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. Since then, she’s organized against the endless US wars and notably helped in the campaign for Justice for Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian woman targeted by the political repression.

The event will include greetings from movements throughout the world and a major cultural and music program.


The program is organized by the 1917 Centenary Committee under the sponsorship of the Journal of Labor and Society.

The Center for Worker Education

#25 Broadway, Manhattan NY

7th-Floor Auditorium

(Three blocks south of Wall Street. Take N, R, or W to

Rector Street or take  #2, #3, #4 or #5 to Wall Street)