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Irina Malenko’s keynote speech (Topic 1) at the Amsterdam Conference

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Irina Malenko, who was born and raised in the former Soviet Union, is author of Sovietica, a three-volume personal account of life in the ex-socialist country and in the West where she presently resides. She delivered the keynote speech address for Topic 1, “Achievements of the October Revolution” at the Amsterdam People’s Conference on the Continuing Validity of the Great October Socialist Revolution. The conference was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 23-24 September 2017. This is the full text of his speech, with the PDF version attached at the end. Read more

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Stefan Engel’s keynote speech (Topic 2) at the Amsterdam conference

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Stefan Engel, Chief Editor of the Revolutionärer Weg and Former Chairman of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), delivered the keynote speech for Topic 2, “On the Revisionist Betrayal and the Reversal of the October Revolution,” on the first day of the People’s Conference on the Continuing Validity of the Great October Socialist Revolution. The conference was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 23-24 September 2017. This is the full text of his speech. The PDF version is attached at the end. Read more

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Revolutionaries, activists raise clenched fists together in Amsterdam conference on the October Revolution

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AMSTERDAM, 24 September—Senior and veteran revolutionaries, socialist advocates and progressive political leaders, many of them with white or thinning hair, raised their clenched fists once more—this time with young social and cultural activists and trade unionists. Young and old together marked the October Revolution of 1917 with a People’s Conference that affirmed its relevance to the continuing struggle for revolutionary change in the 21st century. Read more

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Proposed program, Europe-wide People’s Conference on the October Revolution

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To all groups interested to participate in the forthcoming Europe-wide People’s Conference on the October Revolution this 23-24 September 2017, we offer this proposed program of activities for your consideration, comments and suggestions.


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Invitation to the Europe-wide People’s Conference on the October Revolution

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PRISM, ILPS, and the NDFP are in the midst of the October Revolution Centennial Commemoration (ORCC) as a yearlong campaign. In this regard, we will hold a two-day Europe-wide People’s Conference on The Continuing Validity of the October Revolution, on 23 – 24 September 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We wish to invite interested groups […]

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The October Revolution (ILPS Philippines slideshow)

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The October Revolution and its historic significance
A slideshow presentation prepared by ILPS Philippines (in English), 113 slides

PDF format: The October Revolution (ILPS Philippines study guide)

Powerpoint format: The October Revolution (ILPS Philippines study guide)

Renewed call for papers on October Revolution centennial

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The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) and the People’s Resource for International Solidarity and Mass Mobilization (PRISM) are renewing their call for papers in commemoration of the centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution.


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Study Guide on the Russian February (March 1917) Revolution

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Study Guide on the Russian February (March 1917) Revolution
By PRISM Editors
Issued as study material for the October Revolution Centenary, March 2017. PDF, 10 pp.
Download as PDF file: The First World War and the February Revolution.

Lenin on the need for a Bolshevik political mass newspaper

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In his book What Is to Be Done?, Lenin discussed the role of a nationwide newspaper not only as a collective propagandist but also a collective organizer, especially in the Russia of 1902 when there was no real and consolidated party as yet, and no solid links with the masses and sustained leadership of a broad mass movement. This article seeks to share an overview of Pravda (Truth) as a Bolshevik mass newspaper that eventually played that role and contributed to the victory of the 1917 October Socialist Revolution.


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Call for October Revolution Centennial Celebration

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PRISM and ILPS are co-organizing a yearlong commemoration of the centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution, and seek cooperation and coordination in this effort with various Marxist-Leninist, socialist and anti-imperialist organizations.

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