Art by Yousef Amairi

Art by Yousef Amairi
the struggle continues

May 23, 2017

[VID: 30 min.] "Workers in power: Is class still relevant today?" - Joseph Choonara

100 years on from 1917: What does it mean to be a revolutionary today?

Workers in power: Is class still relevant today? - Joseph Choonara

February 2017

A hundred years ago Russian workers and peasants overthrew their Tsar and went on to run society without bosses. They fought to create a socialist world based on human liberation and real democracy. 

The Russian Revolution was a truly momentous event. It transformed life in Russia and its empire, set off revolts that ended the First World War, and inspired millions across the globe. 

Women were at the forefront of these events, tearing up the deep-rooted oppression they faced. It was a workers’ revolution and a festival of the oppressed.

Ultimately it was defeated and replaced by Stalin’s dictatorship, but its achievements still inspire. 

On the centenary of these events, what we can learn from them today as we fight capitalism, war, oppression and climate change.

No comments:

Featured Story

A timely reminder:: Seymour M. Hersh on the chemical attacks trail back to the Syrian rebels, 17 April 2014

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels Vol. 36 No. 8 · 17 April 2014  London Review of Books pages 21-24 | 5870 words ...