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“Coincident with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse.” This is the opening sentence of an October 23, 2018 72-page paper produced by the “Council of...

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Striking analysis in heat of 1917 will deepen any reader’s understanding Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) ‘Trotsky in 1917’ is the most complete collection in English of some of the...

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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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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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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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