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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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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The relevance of the GPCR in the light of China and Russia becoming capitalist

By Prof. Pao-yu Ching

 

Dear comrades and friends:

On May 16, 1966, the Chinese Communist Party under the leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. We are gathering here today to celebrate this historical event. Why are we celebrating the launching of the Cultural Revolution half a century later? The reason is, of course, the Cultural Revolution is as relevant today as it was in 1966. Read more

Impact of GPCR on the Philippine Revolution

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
Forum on the GPCR, Amsterdam, May 29, 20016

It is important to celebrate and review the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) on its 50th anniversary. The GPCR gives us confidence in the current struggles for national liberation, democracy and socialism and gives us hope for the ultimate goal of communism. While the world capitalist system is now afflicted by unprecedented crisis, the GPCR gives humankind the hope that socialism can be attained and developed until communism is attained. Read more