General concerns and affairs of the various mass movements

ILPS reiterates Venezuelan solidarity, congratulates Chavistas on electoral win

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The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) reiterated its solidarity with “the government and people of Venezuela in their heroic struggle for national independence and socialism against US imperialism and its lackeys” within the country.

In the statement, ILPS chairperson Professor Jose Maria Sison reviewed the successes of “the Bolivarian revolutionary struggle” in Venezuela under the leadership of its late president, Hugo Chavez. “The people of Venezuela are loyal to and love Comrade Hugo Chavez because he led them to assert national independence and to aim for socialism,” Sison said. Read more

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October Revolution Centennial Declaration reissued for broad public circulation

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November 25—As the year-long October Revolution Centennial Celebration (ORCC) draws to a close, it has reissued the General Declaration with the approval of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), the People’s Resource for International Solidarity and Mass Mobilization (PRISM), and a growing list of other progressive anti-imperialist, socialist, and Marxist-Leninist organizations.

The General Declaration was presented and discussed during the recently concluded People’s Conference on 23-24 September 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Taking consideration of the major points debated during the two-day conference, the assembly decided to further circulate the draft to get the full approval, or approval with specific reservations, by the participating organizations. The full text follows: Read more

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Intervention of CARC Party – Italy on the question of making revolution in imperialist countries

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The Partito dei Comitati di Appoggio alla Resistenza – per il Comunismo (CARC Party, Italy) participated in the Amsterdam conference on the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution on 23-24 September 2017. The following is the full text of the CARC Party’s intervention, which was presented by Comrade Paolo Babini. (Subheads and footnote is by PRISM editors.) Read more

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Speech by Revolutionaire Eenheid activist at ORCC Amsterdam

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Revolutionaire Eenheid, which describes itself as an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, proletarian and feminist organization, actively participated in the recently concluded October Revolution Centennial Conference on 23-24 September in Amsterdam. A member activist, comrade Susana Perez, delivered an inspiring speech focused on the lessons of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution in relation to the current “challenges amongst modern youth movements.” The full text of her speech follows: Read more

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Official communique of the ORCC Amsterdam conference

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The Organizing Committee has issued the official Communiqué of the Conference on the Continuing Validity of the October Revolution in the 21st Century, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 23-24 September 2017. The Communiqué may be distributed widely through the participants’ organizations, networks and mass media, and posted on websites and other online social media. 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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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 […]

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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