Corinne from Red Youth and the CPGB-ML talks at the Februray 2016 annual general meeting of the Stalin Society in London. She asks - who was Stalin?
What role did he play in the formation of the world’s fist socialist country - the USSR - and the building and defense of socialism?
What lasting impact has this had on my life, as a young woman living in Britain today? What are the vital lessons of the Russian revolution, and Stalin’s role in building socialism, for the struggles we face to liberate women, and liberate workers of our country and the world from a system of exploitation - monopoly capitalism?
It is capitalism that we face as the mortal enemy of working people today - as the workers and oppressed nationalities of Russia and her colonies faced it in 1917.
Monopoly capitalism is a system that breeds hatred, division, sexism, racism and war, famine and despair - all in order to prop up and reinforce a system of exploitation that allows 62 billionaires to accumulate as much wealth as half the world's population.
“The wealthy bourgeoisie are our uncompromising enemies, their wealth is based upon our poverty, their joy is based upon our sorrow.”
Listen to her inspiring words, and hear why we need to reject the false history that is drip fed to us in the media and in our classrooms.