The Revolutionary Students Union

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

History of May Day - Tuesday April 29th

At our meeting on Tuesday April 28th, we'll have a presentation on the history of May Day given by RSU member Chris Manor.

May Day, or International Workers Day is day of commemorating working class struggles and achievements such as the 8-hour work day. May Day is celebrated internationally in 66 counties. The history will cover the Haymarket affair in Chicago in 1886 which sparked the creation of the day.

The meeting will take place at the UVU Library room LI 505.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lynn England visits the RSU on Tuesday April 15th to present on Democracy in Cuba. The meeting will take place at 8:00 in the UVU Library, 
room LI 505.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 8th Meeting - Brazil Landless Worker's Movement

At our next meeting, Tuesday April 8th, we will have a presentation on the Landless Workers' Movement or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST). We meet in the UVU Library in room LI 505 at 8:00 pm.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Discussion: Revolutionary Social Change in Colombia

Within Colombia, there rages an ongoing civil war. In order to better understand the conflict, as well as a practical application of Marxism-Leninism to real struggle, we will read from James Brittain's informative book 'Revolutionary Social Change in Colombia'. 

We will focus on the first three chapters of the book, up to page 62. Come having read those chapters, and bring three questions for a group discussion.

One can obtain a PDF of the text here:

Or a physical copy from Amazon:

Tuesday, April 1 8:00PM LI 505

Global Society and Religion, a guest lecture by David Knowlton

With Pope Francis and his challenge to the ideological and moral base of global capitalism, we see a face of strong religion in the world, though it is something that as a transnational or supranational phenomenon exists on a strangely tenuous legal and institutional base that we shall explore in this presentation. 

Tuesday March 25 8PM.
LI 505 

The Naxalites

SLCC RSU member Gregory Lucero will be presenting on the Naxalites. The Naxalites are Maoists in India who represent the largest indigenous uprising in the world. We will discuss their history, tactics, and what their victory might mean for the world.

Tuesday March 18 8PM
LI 505 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

What is Imperialism? Understanding the Monster We Fight.

Date: Tuesday March 4th
Time: 8:00pm
Place:  UVU LI 505

Imperialism ravages the globe, destroying the lives of countless people across the planet. While it takes the shape of wars, sweat shops, or other atrocities, what exactly is imperialism and how does imperialism work? Join us for a presentation which lays out a basic understanding of the number one threat to the future of humanity in the hopes that we can determine the best ways to fight it.