[DEBATE] : (Fwd) SSM Socialist Day School
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Sat Nov 10 15:02:56 GMT 2007
South African Communist Party (Gauteng) and Democratic Socialist Movement
Joint Socialist Day School
The Gauteng SACP and the Democratic Socialist Movement (Committee for a
Workers International South Africa and formerly the Marxist Workers
Tendency of the ANC) will be holding a joint commemoration of one of the
most inspiring figures of the 20th century, Argentinian revolutionary,
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.
The 40th anniversary of Che’s assassination, whose iconic status is
confirmed by the enduring appeal of his image captured on the t-shirts
worn especially by today’s youth, offers an opportunity to explore his
ideas, to debate their relevance and to acquaint those who do not know,
with the facts of his history in the Cuban revolution and beyond.
His detractors have of course dismissed the ubiquitous Che t-shirt as
nothing more than a fashion statement by youth who know nothing about
his ideas or his history. However, a correspondent of “The Weekender”
(13/10/07) laments his assassination by agents of the US’s CIA because
it “turned an increasingly ineffectual revolutionary into an icon of
resistance.” The Gauteng SACP and the DSM are holding this commemoration
to bring his idea back to life and to explain the basis for his
The Joint Day School will also afford an opportunity to debate the
political issues posed by the ANC’s Limpopo’s elective conference –
undoubtedly the most important conference since the ANC came to power in
1994. In particular the debate will centre around the prospects of the
working class claiming victory through the Alliance Pact adopted by
Cosatu with the support of the SACP.
Saturday 17th November, 2007
House of Movements
123 Pritchard Str corner Mooi Str
Che Guevara Commemoration
40 years after his assassination, are his ideas still relevant today?
14h00 – 16h00
ANC Conference Limpopo
With Cosatu’s Alliance Pact Proposal
Can the working class claim the ANC?
SACP: Nkosiphendule Kolisile and Makhi Ndabeni
DSM: Bongani Nkosi and Weizmann Hamilton
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