‘The October Revolution was a world-changing event. At one stroke, it settled the question of whether another world was possible.’
The withdrawal from the Pre-Parliament in the eyes of the people burned the last bridges uniting the party of insurrection with official society. For the workers, soldiers and peasants there remained no other road. No time left to argue and speculate about a Soviet government: it had to be realized.Read more "‘The relative weight of the Bolshevik Party was on the rapid rise’"
“No, the Bolshevik faction announce that with this government of treason to the people and with this Council of counter-revolutionary connivance we have nothing whatever in common … In withdrawing from the provisional council we summon the workers, soldiers and peasants of all Russia to be on their guard, and to be courageous. Petrograd is in danger! The revolution is in danger! The people are in danger! … We address ourselves to the people. All power to the soviets!”Read more "The Bolsheviks withdraw from the Pre-Parliament"
In examining the immense achievements of the Bolshevik Revolution, we can explore how it can happen again and how it can end capitalist exploitation for the masses and the earth.Read more "New York City: 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution"
Life is full of contradictions. It is the development of the means of production that makes socialism possible. But the consciousness needed to actually fight for socialism has so far been greatest in those countries where the means of production have been stunted and even obliterated by the imperialists.Read more "Lenin’s ‘Imperialism’ & the revolutionary shift to oppressed countries"
This forum will bring together activists to discuss the history of the Russian and Cuban Revolutions and their role in support of revolutionary movements across the world, including here inside the U.S.Read more "#DoItLikeDurham – Celebrate 100 years of global revolution!"
We must bear firmly in mind that we have never set ourselves “insoluble” social problems, and as for the perfectly soluble problem of taking immediate steps towards socialism, which is the only way out of the exceedingly difficult situation, that will be solved only by the dictatorship of the proletariat and poor peasants.Read more "Can the Bolsheviks retain state power?"