Peace, Land and Bread, a Documentary on the Russian Revolution is Available Online

This documentary, shot in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and cities in three other countries, is an outstanding work that connects that historical event with today’s world. That connection is done through labor, peasant and people’s leaders as well as revolutionary Marxists from different countries. In times we live under threat by...

Peace Land and Bread Avant-Premiere in South America

The documentary Peace Land and Bread addresses the Russian Revolution and its lessons. Workers, students and activists from labor and people's movements attended avant-premiere sessions in several South American cities. Many historians consider the 1917 Russian Revolution as the most influential revolution of the 20th century. Workers, peasants and soldiers united to...

Russian Revolution: 100 years

On 1917, the day after the triumph of the Russian Revolution, Lenin, its main leader, began his speech in the All-Russian Congress of the Soviets with the following words: “Let’s now begin the edification of the Socialist order.” By Martín Hernández.   Seventy years later, in 1987, there was nothing left of that...

Cycle of Debates: 100 years of the Russian Revolution

On November 10, 11, and 12, the IWL-FI and PSTU (Brazil) will be promoting a cycle of debates on the 100 years of the Russian Revolution, in São Paulo. See the calendar below: Preview of the documentary Peace, Bread, and Land Friday, Nov 10, 8 pm. Salão Nobre da Faculdade de Direito...

Bread, Peace, and Land (1917-2017)

In the past days we presented, in several countries, the documentary Bread, Peace, and Land (1917-2017), in which 8 working, partisan, peasant, and popular leaders show, from their places of struggle, what the Russian Revolution meant to them. The documentary was filmed in Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and Russia (Moscow and...

Metalworkers and the Russian Revolution

I would like to start by saying what an honor it is to be speaking to you about the Russian Revolution and the metalworkers. As you may know, the metalworkers played a crucial role in the Russian revolutionary movement before 1917 and during the revolutionary year. I will try...

Bolchevism and Stalinism: opposite poles

This year we are celebrating the 100 years of the October 1917 Revolution. The first victorious socialist revolution, the first Workers’ State established in history, the triumph of the Red Army against the counter-revolutionary Tsarist and imperialist armies: all of this generated immense enthusiasm of the working class and...

The Verdict of History – Prologue to Russian Edition

This new edition, now in Russian, of The Verdict of History ,is added to the one in Portuguese (2008), the one in Spanish (2009), and the upcoming one in English. The several editions of this book show the interest it awoke among those who seek to understand what happened with the...

Capitalist Restoration in China – Special

"China’s economy is going through hard times. The most important expression of it has been the recent successive drops in the country’s main stock markets (Shanghai and Shenzhen). It had previously manifested itself as a Real Estate crisis (with several unfinished projects and other finished ones that couldn’t find...

The end of the peaceful road to revolution

After the defeat of the July Days (see the Russian Revolution Special), a major campaign of false accusations against the Bolsheviks and their leaders was launched. The bourgeois newspapers, intellectuals and, of course, the leaders of the interim government orchestrated a campaign in which they alleged that the Bolsheviks...

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