Russian Revolution: The Bolshevik Revolution Succeeds — November 5, 1917-November 7, 1917 (October 23-October 25, 1917 Old Style)

November 5, 1917 (October 23, 1917 old style) For several weeks the Bolsheviks have been carrying on extensive campaigns of agitation throughout the country. Though missing great speakers in Lenin, Zinoviev and Kamenev, Trotsky and Sverdlov work tirelessly. Most importantly, however, are the thousands upon thousands of ordinary workers, soldiers, peasants, and sailors who convince … Continue reading Russian Revolution: The Bolshevik Revolution Succeeds — November 5, 1917-November 7, 1917 (October 23-October 25, 1917 Old Style)

Transition to Socialism: Peaceful if Possible, Says Engels

I've been posting historical information from the Russian Revolution. At times, the revolution was violent. In nearly every case, this was provoked by the reactionary forces, either of those who were loyal to the Tsar and the old order, or other countries such as Germany, England, and the United States. The question comes up, must … Continue reading Transition to Socialism: Peaceful if Possible, Says Engels

Protest: Non-Violent and Violent

Since the election of Donald Trump as President, there have been many demonstrations against his administration. In the case of the Woman’s March on January 21, which took place at sites all over the world, there was record-breaking attendance. There is a lot of discussion about the appropriateness of these demonstrations. People on the right … Continue reading Protest: Non-Violent and Violent