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October 1917: When workers took power in Russia

October 1917: When workers took power in Russia

Hannah Sell, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) With monotonous predictability the centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile – not aimed in the main at the ‘acceptable’ February ...

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Australia and the Russian Revolution

Australia and the Russian Revolution

David Elliott, Melbourne On Saturday, November 10th 1917, Australians opened their papers to news of the Russian Revolution. The Russian Provisional Government had fallen, and the democratic worker’s councils – ‘soviets’ – had been declared the legitimate power. For the ...

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The legacy of October

The legacy of October

To mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left in the Spanish State) has translated into Spanish John Reed’s classic book, Ten Days that Shook the World. In this introduction to the book, Peter Taaffe explains the ...

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