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PROTOCOL FOR FRUITFUL AND OPEN DISCUSSION AT THE 1917 CENTENARY FESTIVAL

PROTOCOL FOR FRUITFUL AND OPEN DISCUSSION AT THE 1917 CENTENARY FESTIVAL

Basing ourselves on a common position of celebrating the historic centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, reflecting on its significance, and developing and advancing ideas necessary for a socialist future, we expect all participants in the Festival to:

  • accept the usual terms of observing the role of the chair, including length of delivery and contributions from the floor.
  • give mutual comradely respect to one another.
  • accept the spirit of healthy and robust debate.
  • encourage the exchange of views in a tolerant atmosphere.
  • argue politically and therefore refrain from personal attacks on fellow participants.
  • seek common ground where possible without surrendering principled positions.