The Military Revolutionary Committee disclaims all responsibility for the activities of headquarters, and standing at the head of the garrison takes upon itself “the defense of revolutionary order against counter-revolutionary attempts.” That was a decisive step on the road to insurrection.
The young Soviet Russia, which had established the most progressive laws and practices in the world regarding liberation of women, also took a stand against the oppression of lesbian and gay people.Read more "Social gains in early years of Soviet power"
The government was worried. On the morning of the 14th, a conference of the ministers in Kerensky’s office ratified the measures undertaken by headquarters against the “coming-out” under preparation. The rulers were guessing: Will it stop this time at an armed demonstration or will it go to the point of insurrection?Read more "‘Having undertaken to arm workers, the Soviet had to find its way to weapons’"
Armed uprising is a special form of political struggle, one subject to special laws to which attentive thought must be given.Read more "Lenin: ‘Transfer of power to the soviets now means armed uprising’"
The patriotic proposal of the Mensheviks for ‘Committee of Defense’ came up most appropriately, and came up just in time to assist in the creation of a revolutionary headquarters – a body soon to be renamed ‘Military Revolutionary Committee’ and to become the chief lever of the revolution.Read more "‘The Bolsheviks seized upon the Menshevik project of a soviet military committee’"
“Bolshevik” is the terrific new album from EAIN, a revolutionary band from Catalonia, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.Read more "‘Bolshevik’: New album by Catalan band EINA"
The radio stations of the warships broadcast throughout the whole country the summons of the Northern Congress to prepare for an All-Russian Congress of Soviets. “Soldiers, sailors, peasants, workers! It is your duty to overcome all obstacles.”Read more "The struggle for the Soviet Congress"