The CFM David Ryazanov begins its activities launching a course in great demand by revolutionary militants and activists of social movements, the course on Permanent Revolution.

The Education Centre is based on an online platform for distance learning, which provides the facility for the achievement of its courses anywhere in the world, requiring only an internet connection. This first course, scheduled to start on August 8, will be given in Spanish, but soon it will be offered in Portuguese and English versions.

The course is theoretically based on the elaboration of the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), who participated in the Russian Revolution of 1905 and wrote his “Results and Prospects” in prison after the defeat of that “dress rehearsal”, in which he makes his first attempt to analyze the Russian revolution and that would be later known as the “Theory of Permanent Revolution.” Trotsky analyzes it in a Marxist perspective, but faces the usual approach of the Marxists of his time of two separate stages of the revolution, saying that, due to the social subject (the working class) that would overthrow the czar, the socialist revolution would “grow over” the bourgeois-democratic revolution.

From there, Trotsky incorporates new elements to his approach, which are explained during the course through video-classes and mini-documentaries that address the main revolutionary processes of the twentieth century as the Russian revolution of 1917 and the Chinese one that happened in 1927. The provided bibliography aims at solidifying the knowledge acquired by the students after their first contact with the theory.

However, the study of the theory of permanent revolution would not be complete if it did not address the expropriations of the bourgeoisie that led to the foundation of new workers’ states in the post-World War II occurred in Eastern Europe and the 1949 Chinese revolution, or the political revolutions in East Germany, Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

We owe this study – as well as the one on democratic revolutions against capitalist dictatorships in Latin America – to the Argentine revolutionary Nahuel Moreno (1924-1987), who analyzed them in the context of the theory of permanent revolution, confirming the validity of this theory-program against the reactionary theory of socialism in one country built by Stalin and his followers.

You can join this course – coordinated by Alicia Sagra, a revolutionary and internationalist militant, author of The International, a permanent combat against opportunism and sectarianism, and of works on Logic and the Bolivian revolution – fundamental to your theoretical development by visiting the website of our Education Centre (www.cfriazanov.org) or requesting your enrollment directly on the URL: http://aa7b9vfa.dotests.com/

The students enrolled will participate in a chat with the teacher the week before the start of the course, when they will be able to dispel their doubts about it.