100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Reinventing Revolution Conference

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Reinventing Revolution Conference will focus on radical traditions that were inspired by, extended, or challenged the legacies of the Bolsheviks in engagement with the struggles for decolonization. The conference will include two panels—“Decolonizing Revolution: Circuits of Knowledge, Struggle and Solidarity” and “What’s Left of the Left? Alternative Futures”—, an art talk "The Art of Decolonization", and a roundtable discussion, “Radical Imaginaries, Radical Feminisms: The Third World Revisited.” Discussants such as Pam

The October Revolution

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:36
100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

 

Dear Friends,

A hundred years ago, yesterday, the people of the Tsarist empire overthrew a vacillating government to protect and extend their first revolution of February 1917. These men and women - such as those above - founded the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). This new state - a state of the workers and peasants - produced a new kind of possibility, that a socialist state could be created and that a socialist society might be possible.

I was in England last week to join in the commemoration of the events of 1917 held by the Marx Memorial Library and the Trades Union Congress

The Russian Revolution in Latin America and the Global South

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Join us October 25 for this Facebook event commemorating the Russian Revolution and its impact on Latin America and the Global South, live onteleSUR English.

2017 marks 100 years since arguably one of the most important events in modern history: the Russian Revolution. 

Aside from being the first time in history that workers together with peasants and soldiers, lead by Lenin and the Bolsheviks, took power and revolutionized the entirety of Russian society, the revolution had major global implications; from threatening the European ruling class with the spread of revolt across the continent

Marx, Journalism and his Handwriting
Marx, Journalism and his Handwriting
Vijay Prashad Mon, 05/08/2017 - 01:49

 

Marx - impoverished - relied on handouts from his family and from his best friend Engels. But even that rankled him. In 1862, when the New York Tribune decided to concentrate on the US Civil War and not on European news, Marx - the journalist - found his income dry up. He wrote to Engels on 20 August 1862,

Say what you will, dear boy. It is really embarrassing to have to bother you as I do with my miseries! If only I knew how to start some sort of business! All theory, dear friend, is grey, and only business green. Unfortunately, I have come to realise this too late.

It is common in the

Happy Birthday Old Mole
Karl Marx
Vijay Prashad Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:13

 

<5 May> Happy Birthday Old Mole. I think of you often and wonder what you'd make of humanity's slide into the sludge?