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Supporters of the Bolivarian revolution and the Maduro-led government in Venezuela march on the streets of Caracas to defend Chavismo and to condemn US intervention. Photo source: canaldenoticia.com

Frank Chapman of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization shares some of the lessons in the U.S. struggle for socialism. Marxist-Leninist and other socialist groups from several American cities held an October Revolution Centennial Conference in NYC on 1 July 2017, followed the next day by a festival of progressive culture in the city's Chinatown district.

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A cultural worker waves a red flag with the communist hammer-and-sickle symbol during the 100th year celebration of the Great October Socialist Revolution led by various progressive groups in Davao City, the Philippines, at the Holy Cross of Davao College Auditorium on Wednesday, October 25. (Photo: Medel V. Hernani / davaotoday.com)
Irina Malenko and Prof. Jose Ma. Sison

USSR-born Irina Malenko (left), author of the Sovietica trilogy and keynote speaker for Topic 1 "On Achievements of the October Revolution" and Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, ILPS chairperson and the conference's general keynote speaker, listen to interventions and reply to questions from participants at the Amsterdam conference on the October Revolution centennial, 23 Sep 2017.

Prof. Fred Engst presents the keynote for Topic 3, "On China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" and its lessons for combating modern revisionism and continuing socialist revolution, at the October Revolution Centennial Conference in Amsterdam, 24 Sep 2017.

Per-Gunnar Skotåm of the Red Party of Norway delivers the keynote for Topic 4, "On the Continuing Validity of the Principles of the October Revolution against Imperialism and for Socialism", at the October Revolution Centennial Conference in Amsterdam, 24 Sep 2017.

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Thomas van Beersum of Revolutionaire Eenheid facilitates the open forum for Topic 3 at the October Revolution Centennial Conference in Amsterdam, 24 Sept 2017.

Comrade Susana Perez of Revolutionaire Eenheid (RE) delivers her intervention for Topic 3 at the October Revolution Centennial Conference in Amsterdam on 24 Sept 2017. The RE paper focused on the lessons of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in relation to the challenges amongst modern youth movements.

THIS WEEK’S MAIN STORY

ILPS reiterates Venezuelan solidarity, congratulates Chavistas on electoral win

December 8—The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) reiterated its solidarity with “the government and people of Venezuela in their heroic struggle for national independence and socialism against US imperialism and its lackeys” within the country.

In the statement, ILPS chairperson Professor Jose Maria Sison reviewed the successes of “the Bolivarian revolutionary struggle” in Venezuela under the leadership of its late president, Hugo Chavez. “The people of Venezuela are loyal to and love Comrade Hugo Chavez because he led them to assert national independence and to aim for socialism,” Sison said.

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