Comrades, I have been fortunate to have this occurance in my life. While strolling around at Concordia, I had come across some posters advertising a presentation on Tuesday by none other than Alan Woods of the International Marxist Tendency, one of many leading trotskyist organization. The Subject was the Prospect of Revolution in Europe and North America. Instantly, I knew that I had to go. And so I did, and was not disappointed. The man is very sociable and easy to talk with, and spoke with great fluidity, changing from humor to seriousness to passionate belief, really getting the attention of the audience of 50+ members. After discussion and donating and buying and signing books, we were invited to go to the Irish Embassy Pub, in which many comrades including Comrade Woods participated in. Many interesting discussions were had over pints of Beer, Guinness and Cider, including an interesting discussion between me, Alan Woods, and other comrades over the influence and actions of Comrade James Connolly, who is the subject of one of the books written by Alan Woods that I had bought. Soon Comrade Woods had to leave, and I had to return to my dorm, but it was an amazing experience. I plan on getting closer with the IMT and its Canadian counterpart Fightback or la Riposte here in Quebec.
Here is the Article from Fightback about the presentation, including a picture featuring yours truely in the second picture[link]
Cookies for whoever guesses which one is me! XD
Anyway comrades, just letting you know and I also urge you to look at the rest of the Fightback webpage as well as the IMT's website In Defence of Marxism, which contain plenty of interesting articles including those of Alan Woods himself [link]