1917-2017 Articles

A range of articles about the Russian Revolution. 

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First published in the Morning Star on March 7th 2017 MARCH 8 was designated International Women’s Day in 1910 by the German communist Clara Zetkin to promote equal rights for women. Women’s Day in 1917 was a momentous occasion. Women from the factories thundered onto the streets of Petrograd. They…

Time to Challenge Capitalism Again

First published in the Morning Star on Saturday/Sunday December 31-January 1 2016/17 CHRISTINE LINDEY explains how the 1917 Russian Revolution ignited unprecedented artistic transformations which made a real difference in people’s lives “IN THE land of the Soviets every kitchen maid must be able to rule the state,” said Lenin…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:05
The October Revolution and internationalism: 1917 – 2017 By John Foster   ‘Capital is an international force. To vanquish it, an international workers' alliance, an international workers' brotherhood, is needed.  We are opposed to national enmity and discord, to national exclusiveness. We are internationalists.’ Lenin,Letter to the Workers and Peasants…
Mary Davis Within the last 10-15 years many thousands of women worldwide have begun to recognise and to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). It is, however, unfortunate that that its origins are not more widely known given that its foundation almost 100 years ago and subsequent history is truly inspirational.…
Sunday, 18 September 2016 20:58

Marking 100 Years Since the Revolution

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by Ralph Gibson “TEN days that shook the world.” Journalists are often prone to exaggeration. But few would argue with that description of the events of October/November 1917 by US reporter John Reed, an eyewitness to the Russian revolution. The centenary of that global “earthquake” will be marked next year,…