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CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria hold successful rally in defence of the October Revolution The international rally organised on 19 July by Izquierda Revolucionaria and the CWI was a massive success. More than 600 workers, youth...

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Judy Beishon, from The Socialist 12 July 2017 (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI in England  & Wales) Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a...

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The nine months of the Russian Revolution, from February to October 1917, were a period when events moved with lightning speed, when there were great leaps of consciousness. July and August were perhaps the most...

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100 years since the Russian Revolution 1917-2017 Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info A century ago this week, 500,000 workers and soldiers marched through the Russian capital Petrograd, with tens of thousands joining marches in Moscow, Kiev and other...

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd 1917 By Helen Rappaport Published by Hutchinson, 2016, £25 Reviewed by Niall Mulholland Helen Rappaport’s Caught in the Revolution provides many telling eyewitness reports from the then capital of Russia,...

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Review of Dan Healey’s book: Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia The socialist October Revolution in 1917 brought about fundamental, thoroughgoing changes in Russian society. Millions of people in the largest country on Earth quickly found themselves...

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In 1905, a mass strike wave followed by a revolution took place in Russia. Workers began organizing themselves in strike committees. These organizations were discussing ways to win victories against the bosses and the Tsarist...

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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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