Tag Archives: Lenin

Celebrating October in November

The change from the ancient Julian to the more modern Gregorian calendar in Russia means that we should actually celebrate the anniversary of the October revolution in November. Once you convert the dates, October 25th becomes November 7th – today. Happy centenary of the October revolution. On this day, the authority of state power – […]

An April Thesis 2017

One hundred years ago last week, Vladimir Lenin arrived at the Finland Station in what was then known as Petrograd. The violent and incompetent despot, Tsar Nicholas II, had been forced to step down following mass popular demonstrations. He was replaced by a Provisional Government who instituted liberal reforms that even by Lenin’s admission made […]

What is to be Done? Part 1

The election of Donald Trump is undoubtedly a disaster for the global left. Left of centre parties find themselves in opposition across the west. In the UK, Europe, Australia and now the USA, reactionary governments have responded to the twenty first century crisis in capitalism with austerity and xenophobia. Division and uncertainty reign supreme. Trump […]