Socialism Is Much Better Than Capitalism,
and Communism Will Be a Far Better World

Important Speech by Raymond Lotta



Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 4:00 pm
Lipman Room
University of California - Berkeley


Thursday, October 20, 2005, 6:00 pm
A18 Haines Hall
University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 27, 2005, 7:00 pm
First Church Unitarian Universalist
3 Church Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
Contact: 617-492-5443

New York City
Time and place TBA



Socialism Is Much Better Than Capitalism,
and Communism Will Be a Far Better World
Important Speech by Raymond Lotta

Coming Soon to Berkeley, UCLA, Boston, and New York

This fall, Raymond Lotta will speak on why and how "Socialism is Much Better Than Capitalism, and Communism Will Be a Far Better World." Lotta’s speech will challenge the reigning consensus about communism. He will put before people the actual historical record of the “first wave” of socialist revolutions, in the Soviet Union (1917-56) and China (1949-76). He will rescue from distortion, and plain suppression of facts, what these revolutions were setting out to do and what they accomplished. These experiences of the past are very much connected to the possibilities of the future.

Lotta will also talk about the communist vision of classless society: why this vision of overcoming all relations of exploitation, oppression, and domination speaks to the highest aspirations of the great majority of humanity; and how this vision of classless society corresponds to the material and social possibilities that exist in today’s world to overcome scarcity and to organize society on the basis of social cooperation. He will also address the shortcomings and mistakes of this “first wave” of socialist revolution, and engage real concerns and questions people have: what about Stalin, what about the treatment of intellectuals during the Cultural Revolution, does socialism stifle the individual?

In all of this, Raymond Lotta will bring forward a new synthesis by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist party. Avakian has been creatively reenvisioning the communist project--developing a deepgoing summation of the experience of socialist revolution and a vision of a vibrant socialism, that is, a society people would want to live in and a society that is in transition to communism.
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The project to “Set the Record Straight” is inspired by the writings of Bob Avakian. Our mission is to take on the distortions, misrepresentations, and supporting scholarship that hold such sway in academia about the first wave of socialist revolutions, in the Soviet Union in 1917-1956 and China in 1949-1976.

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