Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Presented by Wadi'h Halabi, Economics Commission, CPUSA and Center for Marxist Education
The defeat in the 1967 war, the second catastrophe (naqba), prompted the best of the Palestinian nationalist movement to turn to the working class. What followed in the next nine years was nothing short of extraordinary.
In particular, workers were in a position to take power in Lebanon in January 1976, and again in April 1976. The entire bourgeoisie of the world was arrayed against the working class, with the Palestinian bourgeoisie aligning with US imperialism and the Israeli state against the insurgent workers.
The defeat contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The class lessons of Palestine have profound implications for national liberation struggles and the completion of the transition from capitalism to socialism.
This presentation is free and open to the general public.