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Abby Martin Chats About The Russian Revolution

In this episode, Abby chats with Brian Becker about the socialist revolution that changed the face of the world.

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9 Fun Facts About The Russian Revolution

It’s impossible for me to go through November, 2017 without saying a few words about the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.  The problem is it’s so damn complicated and, quite frankly (aside from Che) dead communists are not all that fashionable anymore.  490 more words


'The Great October Socialist Revolution marked a new era for humanity'

Speech by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, in the political-cultural act to mark the centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution, held at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater, November 7, 2017. 1,070 more words

The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА)

The Eternal Red Army! The ‘Red Army’ is our army. It is comprised of the people – and fights for the liberation and progression of the people (wherever Socialism develops). 128 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

Narratives of Betrayal: A 'Western' Trope

A characteristic feature of European-derived, or North Atlantic[1] approaches to communism is the narrative of betrayal: at some point, a communist revolution was betrayed by someone, betrayed itself, ran into the mud, ‘failed’. 2,791 more words


October Revolution Centennial

What a year! After the quincentennial of the Reformation two weeks ago, we now have the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.[1] Together with the USA entering World War I earlier in the same year, the October Revolution marked the beginning of a new era – an era that would not be ruled by European empires anymore, an era in which ideologies mattered like never before, an era in which the United States and the Soviet Union would be the two antagonistic models for societal progress. 2,471 more words