RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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...

Red Terror

“Whoever does not see class struggle leads unavoidably to armed conflict is blind.” Red Terror was decreed formally in the Soviet Union on September 3, 1918, through an order of the People’s Commissar for Inland, Gregory Petrovsky. He ordered the end of benevolence, imprisonment of the right-wing SRs, and...

77 years later: to continue Trotsky’s battle is to reconstruct the IV International

On the 100-years anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and the 77th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s murder by a Stalinist agent, Trotsky’s legacy is more current than ever. The financial crisis of capitalism, similar or worst to that of 1929, and with the current social situation of the masses in...

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