Saturday 4:15pm

Marxism 101 - Can socialism come through parliament?

Marxism 101
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Introduced by Adelaide socialist activist Tom Gilchrist.

In societies with universal suffrage, a parliamentary road to socialism seems a possible option. Whenever it has been tried, however, the undemocratic core of capitalist society has revealed itself. This talk will discuss some historical and contemporary examples of parliamentary socialism, explore why parliament is so undemocratic, and make a case for a revolutionary alternative rooted in the struggles of the working class.

Readings

Revolution, reform and socialist strategy by Mick Armstrong

https://redflag.org.au/node/6875

Marxists and Elections by Paul D’Amato

https://isreview.org/issue/13/marxists-and-elections

What do Marxists say about parliamentary elections? by Daniel Taylor

https://redflag.org.au/node/6775

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