Thursday, 18 July , 2024

Soviets

An October for Us, for Russia and for the Whole World...

Published at November 6, 2007 IT IS NO surprise that the imminent 90th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia has become the object...

Do we need Marxism? Marxism and Stalinism

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos In my previous article on Alexandr Buzgalin and his time, the Perestroika turned Katastroika (https://www.defenddemocracy.press/aleksandr-buzgalin-and-his-time-the-soviet-russian-tragedy/) I put the question if Marxism is...

What Was Lenin Thinking?

By Tariq Ali April 3, 2017 LONDON — What was Vladimir Lenin thinking on the long journey to Petrograd’s Finland Station in 1917? Like everyone else, he...

Socialisme et autogestion (Contribution à une esquisse des fondements de la...

Par Michel Paptis L'autogestion est devenue synonyme de la démocratie socialiste, c'est-à-dire du régime qui caractérise la société de transition succédant au capitalisme. On ne...

Seeking Robespierre

Yellow Vests: The search for a “collective Robespierre”, for a new Incorruptible! By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 03/14/2019 Article two of three (Read the first article here) “We need time,”...

The French Anti-Neoliberal Revolution. On the conditions for its success

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 11/1/2018 The magazine Le Point is one of the main media outlets of the French conservative “centre-right”.  One of its December issues carries...

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...

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...