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What does the USSR mean to our generation?

Posted in Communist Movement, Marxism with tags , , , , , , on July 21, 2009 by Umer

In her three-part presentation, Joti Brar looks at the barrage of anti-communist propaganda that recent generations have been subjected to. The purpose of this propaganda is clear: to undermine the confidence of workers to take action to change society by making us believe that revolution is pointless; that, no matter what our intentions, if we try to change society, it will go wrong; and to negate the real achievements in building socialism in the Soviet Union by slandering the leader of that building process. As we flip through the pages of history and discover the poverty and misery that the world at present is surrounded with, there is a question that is bound to arise: was this whole experience of the workers’ state, despite its defeat, a pointless project? Or, can we the people, while learning from past mistakes, rebuild socialism to bring heavens down to earth?