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Sectarianism and secession

25 May 2017

Programmatically weak politics only helped reinforce the CPGB’s ultimate sectarianism after its re-entry into the Labour Party in the late 1930s, writes Lawrence Parker

Up close and personal

18 May 2017

The CPGB’s mass entry work in the Labour Party in the late 1930s has been partially obscured by delusions associated with popular frontism, writes Lawrence Parker

The proletariat and its ally

04 May 2017

This is the concluding section of Karl Kautsky’s The driving forces and the prospects of the Russian Revolution (1906)

‘All power to the soviets!’

04 May 2017

In the second article in the current series, Lars T Lih demonstrates that the Bolshevik strategy of a revolutionary alliance between the proletariat and peasantry was upheld by Karl Kautsky

Draft of a mandate

20 Apr 2017

For use in electing delegates to the Soviet of Worker and Soldier Deputies

‘All power to the soviets!’

20 Apr 2017

Did Lenin’s April theses mark a fundamental change in Bolshevik strategy? In this series of articles Lars T Lih demonstrates that this was not the case

False memory syndrome

13 Apr 2017

Far from being disproved by 1917, the standing programme of Bolshevism found vindication, argues Jack Conrad

Lenin’s arrival in Russia

06 Apr 2017

One hundred years ago a small group of revolutionaries returned to Russia in the famous ‘sealed train’. Ben Lewis introduces his translation of Grigory Zinoviev’s account of this truly historic event

Join us to achieve peace

30 Mar 2017

‘1917: the view from the streets’: leaflets of the Russian Revolution, No9

For a people’s Provisional Revolutionary Government

23 Mar 2017

Introducing another translation in the series: ‘1917: the view from the streets’ - leaflets of the Russian Revolution, No7

Culmination of the February revolution

16 Mar 2017

Introducing another translation in the series: ‘1917: the view from the streets’- leaflets of the Russian Revolution, No6

How women’s protest launched the revolution

09 Mar 2017

Introducing: ‘1917: the view from the streets’ - leaflets of the Russian Revolution, No5

Mayakovsky and the avant garde

09 Mar 2017

What was the truth about Soviet art? Rex Dunn looks at the real reasons behind its decay

The inferno erupts

02 Mar 2017

The struggle for women’s liberation cannot be left to the feminists. The Russian Revolution shows that women’s liberation and the struggle for socialism are inseparable, argues Anne McShane

A Turn in World Politics

16 Feb 2017

A translation of remarkable article by Lenin from January 1917 and a shorter translation of declaration by the Petersburg committee of the Russian Social Democratic Workers Party