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Robin Clapp, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) national committee The year 1968 was tumultuous with workers’ accumulated frustrations igniting rebellion against capitalism and non-capitalist Stalinist regimes alike. Brewing discontent in France spilled over...

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In the face of harsh oppression under the Russian tsar, socialists in Finland had built a powerful workers’ movement, with strike waves in 1905 through 1906. The Russian revolutions of 1917 – ending tsarist rule...

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On December 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) announced a new campaign and mass march to shed light on the endemic poverty, inadequate housing, and structural unemployment...

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On January 15, 1919, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the finest brains of the German working class and its most heroic figures, were brutally murdered by the bloodthirsty, defeated German military, backed to the hilt...

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Per Olsson, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden) The October socialist Revolution in Russia was met with enthusiasm from workers and the oppressed around the world. Not least in neighbouring Finland which was under Russian control...

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The Legacy of October Today

November 15, 2017

In a world dominated by billionaires and big business, with widespread poverty, racism, sexism and environmental destruction, the question of who runs society is a vital one. One hundred years ago, in October 1917 in...

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Even before the Russian Revolution, the United States had a vibrant socialist left and radical labor movement. The Socialist Party had 100,000 members and many members elected to public office across the country. Eugene Debs,...

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The Bolsheviks had no illusions that socialism could be built in a single country, especially a war-torn, semi-feudal country like Russia. From their point of view October 1917 was the beginning of a world revolution....

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The most famous firsthand account of the events in Russia in October 1917 was Ten Days that Shook the World written by American socialist John Reed. To mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, our...

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Per-Åke Westerlund (first published in the Swedish socialist paper, Offensive) One hundred years after the Russian revolution shook the world, every socialist, anti-capitalist and militant will hugely profit from analysing those momentous events. A new...

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