Lenin therefore stood firm on his April position: “Patiently explain.”Read more "The June crisis: ‘The right to a peaceful demonstration is ours’"
The October Revolution showed that this system, in which the ruling class takes possession of the fruits of others’ labor, is not permanent, but can be defeated and overcome by organized political struggle.Read more "‘To celebrate the October Revolution is to proclaim its relevance’"
The Bolsheviks looked like a tiny group. But on that very day and perhaps hour, a conference of the factory and shop committees of Petrograd adopted, also with an overwhelming majority, a resolution that only a government of soviets could save the country.Read more "The first congress of Soviets assembles in Petrograd"
Peace reigned in Europe, but this was because domination over hundreds of millions of people in the colonies sustained only through constant, incessant, interminable wars.Read more "V.I. Lenin: War & Revolution"
The workers and peasants are the majority of the population. The power must belong to them, not to the landowners or the capitalists.Read more "Lenin to peasant deputies: ‘All land must belong to the people’"
The process by which the Bolsheviks eventually won the confidence of the vast majority of soldiers and workers, and became the dominant power in the Soviets, had begun.Read more "‘Every move on the political chessboard seemed to justify Lenin’s boldest calculations’"
The democrats with all their power were preparing the offensive – the grand catastrophe, that is, of the February revolution.Read more "Russia’s first coalition government: A compromise of capitalists & reformists"