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Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary With monotonous predictability the centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile – not aimed in the main at the ‘acceptable’ February revolution – but at ...

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Russian Revolution: BBC dramatises John Reed’s classic, ‘Ten Days that Shook the World’

BBC radio four is broadcasting, this week, a dramatised version of John Reed’s classic book about the Russian Revolution, ‘Ten Days That Shook The World’. The BBC blurb describes (somewhat patronisingly) the American socialist-journalist’s book as “John Reed’s vivid eye-witness ...

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“Finland Station” and the struggle for socialism today

By Alan Jones, US Socialist Alternative, New York A Response to Bhaskar Sunkara  At the end of June, in the midst of a growing discussion about socialism in the United States, Bhaskar Sunkara published an important op-ed in the New ...

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1917 Russian Revolution: The July Days and battles with counterrevolution

Judy Beishon, Socialist Party executive committee Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a colossal outburst of anger and discontent. Workers, soldiers and peasants were reacting in fury at the failure of ...

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International Women’s Day: And Still We Rise

By Sinead Daly Saturday, January 21st, 2017, will go down in the history books as a truly historic moment. We saw a global revolt of women, not just against Trump but against the ideas and interests he represents; misogyny, racism ...

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Book Reviews: Trotsky and February 1917 – Preparing for revolution

Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales) When the Russian revolution began in February 1917, leading revolutionaries, including Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin, were in exile. ...

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2017: Upheaval and fightback will continue

  Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary 2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic ...

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Russian Revolution centenary: Defending the legacy in a new era

Editorial from Socialism Today, Dec/Jan 2017 edition (the magazine of the Socialist Party England and Wales) The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history – so ...

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Russia 1917: When the working class took power into its own hands

Today, 7th November, (in the new style calendar) is the 99th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution and the overthrow of the capitalist and Tsarist regime. For the first time in human history, power was in the hands of the ...

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