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<div><strong></strong><strong>PART 1: </strong> Reds (1981)</div>
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<a href="http://newyork.platypus1917.org/film-screening-series-second-international-radicals/image/" rel="attachment wp-att-1440"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1440 alignleft" title="reds" src="http://newyork.platypus1917.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/image-300x270.png" alt="" width="300" height="270" /></a>A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.</span>
<h3><strong>NYU:</strong> Sunday, January 15th  1PM
NYU Sociology, Puck Building, 4th Floor
295 Lafayette St.</h3>
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<div><strong>PART 2:</strong>Rosa Luxemburg (1986)</div>
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Polish socialist and pacifist Rosa Luxemburg dreams about revolution during the era of German Wilhelminism. While Luxemburg campaigns relentlessly for her beliefs, getting repeatedly imprisoned in Germany as well as in Poland, lovers and comrades betray her until the ambitious leader is assassinated after World War I in 1919.</div>
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<h3><strong>NYU:</strong> Sunday, January 22nd 1PM
NYU Sociology, Puck Building, 4th Floor
295 Lafayette St.</h3>
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Please join Platypus for this film screening series, a lead-in to our reading group on the "Second International Radicals," Lenin, Luxemburg, and Trotsky. At its highest peak in the early twentieth century, what were the problems and potentials of Marxism? What did the group of radicals represent in the face of the massive, international.  Marxist movement of the Second International? What did they seek to achieve and how? For they are not dead and buried, as both friends and enemies have claimed. They continue to insist on the question: Can capitalism be overcome?

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