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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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Book Review Trotskyists on Trial Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR by Donna T. Haverty-Stacke On June 27, 1941, the FBI carried out a raid on the offices of the Socialist...

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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 York Times entitled “Socialism’s Future May Be...

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Respuesta a Bhaskar Sunkara English version A finales de junio, en medio de una discusión en ascenso sobre el socialismo en EEUU, Bhaskar Sunkara publicó una página de opinión en el New York Times titulada...

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On a cold January day,  98 years before the January 2017 Women’s March surged across the U.S. opposing Donald Trump’s divide-and-conquer agenda, 35,000 Seattle dockworkers walked out in an action that led to the first...

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This podcast episode is in the form of 2 parts. Part 1: What happened in 1917 in Russia and what can we learn from it today? Part 2: Why did this break from capitalism happen in...

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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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