Ten Days that Shook the World

allpowertothesoviets Ten Days That Shook the World, the most famous first-hand account of the Great October Socialist Revolution, was written by the radical journalist and co-founder of the U.S. communist movement, John Reed.  WEDNESDAY, November 7th, I rose very late. The noon cannon boomed from Peter-Paul as I went down the Nevsky. It was a…

Leon Trotsky: The History of the Russian Revolution

Translated by Max Eastman, 1932 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 8083994 ISBN 0913460834 Transcribed for the World Wide Web by John Gowland (Australia), Alphanos Pangas (Greece) and David Walters (United States), 1997 through 2000 Converted to eBook format by Kollektiv Yakov Perelman in 2013, proofed and reset by Pablo Stern (Britain) in 2017 Visit…

Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible

Veteran U.S. activist Brian Becker speaks about the longstanding significance of the Russian Revolution. In the latest edition of The Empire Files, Abby Martin pays homage to the centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution. She referred to it as “one of the biggest events in human history” and a shift in the global balance of…

Workers World: 100th Anniversary of Bolshevik Revolution

 Open Letter to Revolutionaries: How to commemorate the October Revolution Deirdre Griswold Part 1: From Marx’s view of social evolution to Lenin’s ‘Imperialism’ Part 2: Social gains in early years of Soviet power Part 3: ‘Whose state? Our state’ – meaning all nationalities Part 4: External and internal problems, strengths and setbacks Part 5: To…

The Bolshevik Revolution’s Pioneering Gains for Women

Urooba Jamal The first worker’s state in the world would never have materialized without the steely, militant determination of women. “Bread!” was the first call to order. “Down with the tsar!” the next. Soon, cries of “Down with the war!” drowned the streets. The women workers of Petrograd — then the capital of Russia —…