Audio: 1989: Consequences and lessons of the fall of the Berlin wall

The fall of Stalinism from 1989 to 1991 changed the world. Listen here to the introductions to debates at Socialism 2009 about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the mass movements in the former Stalinist east German state (GDR) in 1989 which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Why did Stalinism collapse in the Soviet Union? What are the consequences? – Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Germany: could the working class have taken power? – Bob Labi, Committee for a Workers’ International

Special financial appeal to all readers of socialistworld.net

Support building alternative socialist media

Socialistworld.net provides a unique analysis and perspective of world events. Socialistworld.net also plays a crucial role in building the struggle for socialism across all continents. Capitalism has failed! Assist us to build the fight-back and prepare for the stormy period of class struggles ahead.
Please make a donation to help us reach more readers and to widen our socialist campaigning work across the world.

Donate via Paypal

Liked this article? Please become a Patreon! and support our work

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


December 2009
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031