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MANILA, The Philippines—Novermber 7 this year, which marks the centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution under the leadership of the Bolsheviks in Russia, reverberated with added fullness in this southeast Asian archipelago with a long-standing proletarian-led mass movement.
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The People’s Liberation Front (JVP) Sri Lanka marked the October Revolution centenary at the Viharamahadevi park in Colombo on 27-28 October. The organizers said it was the largest commemoration in Sri Lanka, held simultaneously with similar others across the globe. Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

This study guide on the Russian February (March 1917) Revolution, prepared on the occasion of the October Revolution Centennial Celebration, is offered as a continuing study material for activists who see a use for simplified historical accounts in popular education. Prepared by PRISM editors, March 2017. PDF, 10 pp.

Download as PDF file: CPSU History Ch06-condensed

 

 

 

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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