Iron Felix

Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, also called Iron Felix, was Polish. It is said that his face was disfigured due to the tortures suffered in Russian prisons. In 1916, in prison, he had the risk of a leg amputation due to the form he was tied. Freed after the February Revolution...

The validity of Lenin’s imperialism theory

In two years’ time, Lenin’s book, Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism, will be a hundred years old. What part of it is still valid? What trends have not passed the test of the latest years? What parts of the book did not take place exactly the way Lenin...

March 8th, 1917: the Spark of the February Revolution

March 8th, 1917 (February 23rd according to the Julian calendar, in force in Russia at the time), in Petrograd, a great group of women went to the streets to demand, yelling, the end of the war. Alexandra Kollontai, one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party at the...

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...

Russian Revolution, 97 years: Soviets in action

November 7 (October 25 according to the old Russian calendar) is the 97th anniversary of the October Revolution that would create the first workers' state in history.  To remember this important date, we publish the article Soviets in Action, written by John Reed in October 1918, still in the heat...

Domestic Work in the Russian Revolution

How did the Russian Revolution solve the big problem of domestic work and everything related to it? The answer leads us to question the very basis of all class divided societies, which have been the source of thousands of years of women’s oppression. Due to the meaning of domestic...

The Permanent Revolution

To mark the 71st anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination at the hands of Stalin we are reprinting a part of Bill Hunter’s article that was published in 2001 in The Permanent Revolution, Battle Cry of the Twenty First Century which was a defence of Trotsky’s theory of the Permanent Revolution. This...

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...

Who Led the February Insurrection?

Chapter 8. The History of the Russian Revolution - Leon Trotsky. Lawyers and journalists belonging to the classes damaged by the revolution wasted a good deal of ink subsequently trying to prove that what happened in February was essentially a petticoat rebellion, backed up afterwards by a soldiers’ mutiny and given out...

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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