Communist University Spring 2021

From Friday April 30 to Monday May 3 we will holding our first Spring CU. The special theme of this school is ‘Coups, putsches and revolutions’.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be held online via Zoom.

More information – such as the zoom registration links and the full list of speakers – will be available soon. For the latest updates, follow our Facebook page here

Organised by CPGB: and Labour Party Marxists:

‘Coups, putsches and revolutions’

Friday April 30 – Monday May 3


7pm: Mussolini’s March on Rome – glorious myth and sordid reality
Speaker: David Broder
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10am: Hitler’s beer hall putsch – a dress rehearsal for 1933?
Speaker: Kevin Bean
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2pm: How the August 1917 Kornilov coup was defeated
Speaker: Lars T. Lih
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6pm: Left responses to the events of January 6
Speaker: Alexander Gallus
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10am: The August 1953 coup against Mohamad Mossadegh: the CIA’s first Middle East coup
Speaker: Yassamine Mather
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2pm: Turkey 1981 – the nature and significance of the generals’ coup
Speaker: Esen Uslu
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7pm: The Egyptian coup détat of 3 July 2013
Speaker: Joel Beinin
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10am: Louis Bonaparte’s 1851 self-coup: the army, universal suffrage and referenda
Speaker: Mike Macnair
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2pm: The nature and global significance of January 6
Speaker: Daniel Lazare
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6pm: Why prime minister Jeremy Corbyn would have faced a coup and how we can defeat counterrevolution
Speaker: Jack Conrad
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(Timetable may be subject to changes in the future – follow our Facebook page to stay updated)