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In 2000, a group of radical leftist students called the Campus Democracy Collective arranged to have Howard Zinn speak at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where I saw him speak for the first time,...

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Lively prologue to events which changed the world When the February revolution broke out in Russia in 1917 and the Tsar was overthrown, Vladimir Lenin was living in exile in Switzerland. Given his implacable opposition to the...

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Christine Thomas, first published (extracts) in Socialism Today (March 2003), monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), and fully online at http://www.socialismtoday.org/73/kollontai.html. As a new generation of women move into struggle, Christine...

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Shortly before the 2016 election, conservative Ronald Radosh revealed a startling new “fact”: that Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, is a Leninist. Now a wave of think pieces have sprung up looking to the...

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The overthrow of Czarist rule in February and the winning of some important democratic rights did not mean the end of the revolution. Rather it was the beginning of the struggle to determine what would...

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Adapted from an article published by the Socialist Party, Ireland No other event in history has been more distorted by the capitalist establishment than the Russian Revolution. In most narratives, the role of women is...

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Margaret Thatcher, the so called “Iron Lady,” resigned as British Tory prime minister on November 22, 1990. She had been in power for eleven years, winning three general elections, and yet was forced out before...

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The Bolshevik-led Russian Revolution of 1917 was a lightning bolt across the world as the weakest link in the global capitalist chain was broken. In the United States, the idea of the working class, poor,...

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, a decisive turning point in world history, where for the first time working people established their own system of democratic rule through the “Soviets,” literally...

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Republished from 1917revolution.org as part of a series of articles that analyse and explain, month by month, the stormy events of the revolutionary year of the Russian revolution. The first in the series, by Niall Mulholland, looks...

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