The election of Donald Trump marks a watershed in US politics. The elevation of a fascistic-minded billionaire to the highest executive office requires that students and workers begin asking sober questions: How did this happen? Who is responsible? What must be done?
We live in serious times, and serious times require serious politics. It is necessary to reject facile solutions to complex and difficult problems. Imperialist war, dictatorship, fascism, the persecution of immigrants, mass poverty, environmental collapse—these are matters of life and death, to which we must find a solution.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the “Ten Days that Shook the World” and changed the course of history. Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Joseph Kishore will discuss the lessons of the past for a new era of war and revolution, examine the social roots and political implications of the Trump presidency, and discuss what must be done to fight back.