Saturday, 15 December , 2018

Trotsky

John Reed: How the Soviets were really functioning in the beginning

Soviets in Action First Published: October 1918 in The Liberator Transcription/Markup: Revolutionary History/Brian Baggins Online Version: John Reed Internet Archive (marxists.org) 2000 Through all the chorus of abuse...

Early Soviet Films – a portrait of revolutionary Russia

Remarkable collection of early Soviet films on DVD: The New Man—Awakening and Everyday Life in Revolutionary Russia By Bernd Reinhardt 29 December 2017 A notable...

Lenin’s Last Struggle

“Lenin’s Last Struggle” recounts a losing campaign against the emerging Stalin By Gary Bono January 22, 2016 I have previously written about the excellent and informative book,...

Lenin and World Revolution

Lenin and world revolution Volume II Review by Paul D'Amato Lenin’s Political Thought: Theory and Practice in the Democratic and Socialist Movement By Neil Harding Review of Vol. 2 THE SECOND...

The Russian Revolution: A Verso Reading List

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution we look back at the events that turned the world upside down and how they resonate...

E. Germain (Mandel) The Marxist Theory of Imperialism and its Critics

(August 1955) From Two Essays on Imperialism, New York 1966. Note by D.D.P.: In reality Ernest Germain and Ernest Mandel are one person. Germain is one...

Leon Trotsky: Twenty Years After 1905

A speech by Leon Trotsky (December 1925) This is a speech made by Leon Trotsky on 26 December 1925 and reproduced in the Soviet newspaper,...

Bolsheviks Seize Power

Subject essay: Lewis Siegelbaum The Bolshevik seizure of power in Petrograd in October 1917 was celebrated for over seventy years by the Soviet government as...

Arming the Revolution

Resolution adopted by the Fifth Congress of Soviets on the question of war and peace presented by Comrade Trotsky The Fifth All-Russia Congress of Soviets of...

Centenary of the Russian Revolution and the Repudiation of Debt

by Eric Toussaint 23 October 2017 In February 1918, the repudiation of the debt by the Soviet government shocked international finance and sparked off unanimous condemnation...