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 —…

The October Revolution: Workers Take Power

Richard Becker The Russian Revolution is a vast subject. An exhaustive analysis of it is beyond the scope of this writing. But below, some of the key points will be highlighted. The Russian Revolution took place in the background of World War I, a war between imperialist powers over control of territories and colonies. The…

How the Russian Revolution Inspired and Assisted National Liberation Struggles

Rebeca Toledo When the Russian Revolution triumphed in October 1917, most of the rest of the world was colonized by the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. But under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, the revolution became the inspiration for countless peoples, not only by showing that a workers’ state was…

The Russian Revolution, Africa and the Diaspora

This article is part of Black Perspective’s forum, “Black October,” on the Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora. Hakim Adi From the time of the Great October Revolution in 1917, Africans and those of African heritage around the world gravitated towards the revolutionary events in Russia and Communism, seeing in them a path to their…