Women’s Emancipation: From Marx and Engels to the Russian Revolution

Socialists have long been at the forefront of the struggle for gender equality.

Top Ten Lies About the Bolshevik Revolution

No other event in human history has been the subject of more distortions, falsehoods, fabrications, and downright lies as the Russian Revolution.

Reading Guide: Lenin Returns in April, 1917

“On the 3rd of April Lenin arrived in Petrograd from abroad. Only from that moment does the Bolshevik Party begin to speak out loud, and, what is more important, with its own voice.” — Leon […]

On the Day After the Revolution

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 marked a fundamental break with the old order and the beginning of the socialist transformation of society.

Trotsky in January 1917: “Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution”

One hundred years ago today, on January 13, 1917, just weeks before the collapse of tsarism, the thirty-eight-year-old Trotsky arrived in New York City.

The October Revolution and LGBTQ+ Struggle

In its ascendant phase, the Russian Revolution enacted the most progressive laws of its time as a step towards the liberation of all the oppressed.

The “Third Period” of the Comintern’s Mistakes

We republish here, for our summer 2014 organization-wide reading, an “under-the-radar” classic by Leon Trotsky. It includes a searing critique of the errors of Stalinism in theory, strategy, and tactics.

97th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

On the 97th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, we commemorate this great event by recommending three works of Ted Grant and Alan Woods: Russia: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution by Ted Grant (1997), The Meaning of October by Alan Woods […]

Bureaucratism or Workers’ Power

This important document provides an analysis of the nationalized planned economy that existed in the Soviet Union and other Stalinist regimes.

The Russian Revolution: The Meaning of October

Today is the 96th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, an event which altered the entire course of human history. For the first time—if we exclude the brief but glorious episode of the Paris Commune—the working […]

Women in the Soviet Union

We reproduce here an article from 1988 which examines the position of women in the former USSR.