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Celebrate the October Revolution!

Lenin2 2The October Revolution of 1917 was one of the most earth shaking events in human history. It ushered in the formation of the first socialist state, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. While socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe was eventually overthrown in a series of counter-revolutions in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the struggle for socialism lives on in millions of oppressed people across the globe.

Join us for a celebration of the October Revolution on Saturday, November 13th, at the Peretz Centre (6184 Ash St.) in Vancouver.

Features will include guest speaker Roger Keeran, Professor of Labour Studies at Empire State College in New York and co-author of the book "Socialism Betrayed". There will also be an international buffet, audio-video presentation, live music, door prizes, and book displays.

Doors at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Call 604.254.9836 for information or e-mail cpbc@telus.net


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17th World Festival of Youth & Students

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There will be a fundraiser for the World Festival of Youth & Students on the evening of December 1st at the Railway Club organized by the Vancouver & District Labour Council Young Workers Committee. E-mail vs.stephen@gmail.com for details.

The 17th World Festival of Youth and Students will be held this December in South Africa.

The World Festival of Youth and Students is the biggest gathering of anti-imperialist youth in the world. It is organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students. The last festival brought together over 16,000 youth for a week of workshops, forums, cultural performances, music festivals, and more.

An organizing committee has been formed and is active in the Vancouver area. Interested in starting a committee in your town? Interested in attending the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students this December in South Africa? E-mail
17wfysvancouver@gmail.com

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Rebel Culture: People's Co-Op Halloween Party

n199645326817_4907-with Vancouver's sensational folk cabaret band "Maria in the Shower"

A benefit to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of People's Co-op Bookstore!
It's your chance to dress up as a favourite literary character - prizes for best costumes. Cash bar.
Performers to be announced Oct. 14....
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Saturday, Oct. 30, doors open 7:30 pm
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue, in the heart of Vancouver's arts-friendly Strathcona neighbourhood

Tickets $10 advance, from the Bookstore (1391 Commercial Drive), or $15 at the door.

"Established in 1945, People's Co-op is a member-owned independent and alternative source for books. An amazing little store, with a broad selection of titles. Our focus is social and environmental justice, and support for local writers. We have just completed renovations to expand the store, improve service, and create a community space for small literary events. Come check us out, become a member, and find out how to get 10% off your book purchases!"

1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5L 3X5
Hours: 10-6 Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10-8 on Fridays, 1-5 on Sundays
Tel. 604-253-6442
Website: www.peoplescoopbookstore.com


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International Solidarity: Regarding Cuba

KKEOver the past few months there has been much media attention to the economic reforms being made in Cuba. The bourgeois media has been quick to proclaim the death of socialism and the victory of the free market. But what is really going on in Cuba?

There have been a number of good article on this topic that have come out in recent weeks. Follow the link below to read one from the Communist Party of Greece which explains what is really going on in Cuba today, and why.

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Rebel History: PROFUNC

BulllerThe latest revelations regarding the “PROFUNC” blacklist prove that the Cold War era witch-hunt tactics included highly organized plans to intern thousands of Communists and other critics of the anti-democratic, anti-working class, pro-war policies of the Canadian state.


When evidence of this plot first surfaced a decade ago, the Communist Party of Canada condemned this draconian operation and demanded full disclosure of the plans. Now, the CBC’s Fifth Estate has exposed in chilling detail the extraordinary extent of these internment preparations.


Back in February 2000, the Communist Party of Canada condemned this plot as “entirely consistent with the prevailing anti-communist policies of the Canadian state,” not just an isolated relic of history.

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