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The potato revolution

14 Dec 2017

Russia’s revolution had a huge impact on the working class in Sweden. Labour historian Håkan Blomqvist examines the events of 1917

Art of revolution

30 Nov 2017

Chris Knight discusses the significance of Leon Trotsky’s Lessons of October and the implications in the event of a Corbyn-led Labour government

Putting the record straight

09 Nov 2017

Over the course of this centenary year we have featured a range of different authors giving their evaluation of Bolshevism and the role of Lenin. Jack Conrad argues that those who still insist on claiming that there was some kind of programmatic break in April 1917 are, for their own particular reasons, desperate to defend a radically false version of history

Marx, Lenin and 1917

09 Nov 2017

Was it possible, asks Marc Mulholland, for a bourgeois revolution to end in socialism?

The character of the Russian Revolution

03 Nov 2017

This article by Lev Trotsky was first published in August 1917 as part 5 of his pamphlet What next?

Supplement: Trotsky 1917 vs Trotsky 1924

02 Nov 2017

Did the Bolsheviks believe the Russian Revolution to be ‘bourgeois-democratic’ or ‘socialist’? asks Lars T Lih in part 6 of his series, ‘All power to the soviets!’

Supplement: The Bolsheviks & socialist revolution

26 Oct 2017

Did Lenin’s April theses amount to ‘rearming the party’? Paul Le Blanc argues that the contributions of Lars T Lih and Eric Blanc do not tell the whole story

Party’s Sunday best

19 Oct 2017

The Sunday Worker reached a circulation of 100,000. And, far from shunning argument, it encouraged different leftwing viewpoints, says Lawrence Parker

Triumph of ‘revolutionary parliamentarism’

12 Oct 2017

Elections - as a means, not an end - were central to Lenin’s strategic thinking, argued August Nimtz in his concluding talk at the CPGB’s Communist University1

Taking elections seriously

05 Oct 2017

In his second talk at the Labour Party Marxists’ and CPGB’s Communist University, August H Nimtz looked at Lenin’s approach to the tsar’s first two dumas

Bringing Marx and Engels into the picture

21 Sep 2017

Continuity was the link between Marxism’s founders and 1917 Russia, argues August Nimtz, in the first of three talks he gave to the CPGB’s Communist University

In the footsteps of Lenin

21 Sep 2017

The official CPGB’s leading theoretician, Rajani Palme Dutt, followed the example of Lenin when assessing the reputation of Karl Kautsky, writes Lawrence Parker

Rearming the April theses

14 Sep 2017

With the help of some new insights, Rex Dunn argues that Lars T Lih’s continuity theory does not stand up, despite the new evidence he has uncovered

Giving 1917 real meaning

31 Aug 2017

Chris Gray reviews: China Miéville, October: the story of the Russian Revolution, Verso, 2017, pp369, £18.99

Lenin refutes a misreading of the April theses

31 Aug 2017

Reproducing a historic polemic