October 2017 marks the Centenary of the October Revolution, which overthrew the Tsar in Russia and created the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, the USSR. Whatever you think of the Soviet Union, for the better part of a century they established the only
alternative to capitalist dog-eat-dog economics, transformed the Darwinian survival of the fittest into a Marxist from each according
to his ability to each according to his needs, became the primary force in defeating Nazism, sacrificing 20 million of their citizens to do so, and liberated Auschwitz, the most notorious death camp of Nazi Germany. Ross Altman hosts a literary and musical remembrance of both their highlights and shortcomings, with readings and songs that also look back on World War II and the Cold War. Invited guests include Mike Davis, Dick Flacks, Quincy Lehr, Richard Modiano, Robert Rosenstone, and Suzi Weissman.
Regular admission. Members FREE.