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Bolsheviks —a crucial element


The October insurrection in Russia would not have succeeded had it not been for the Bolshevik party. The Bolsheviks are still the best model for how revolutionaries should organise.

The only way is insurrection


Lenin called the state “an organ for the oppression of one class by another”. The insurrection in October 1917 in Russia showed that one class can beat another.

Bloody Balfour’s century of oppression in Palestine


One hundred years ago Tory foreign secretary Arthur Balfour's declaration laid the basis for Palestinian oppression. Nick Clark looks at its legacy today

‘We will build a mass movement to stop racism,’ vow activists at 1,300-strong conference


As world leaders ramp up racism against Muslims and migrants, hundreds of anti-racists met in London last week to discuss building the resistance

Capitalist state power versus soviet power


As the Russian Revolution developed a situation of dual power existed—but it was unsustainable

How do we get rid of sexual abuse and violence?


Recent revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s abuse and rape of women have exposed the sexism at the heart of society.

This is one book that will shake your world


Journalist John Reed’s famous eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution brings alive the drama and excitement of a working class in revolt

Is Labour a party of struggle?


Its recent conference reignited debates about whether or not Labour can be transformed. Nick Clark says Labour can change—but its focus on parliament limits its potential

Britain’s border shame one year after Calais ‘jungle’ demolished


The humanitarian crisis caused by Britain’s border in France has been pushed out of sight—but it’s as bad as it’s ever been. Refugees trapped at Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk spoke to Dave Sewell about their lives. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Three Bolshevik heroes you may never have heard of


Many people will be familiar with prominent figures of the Russian Revolution such as Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Alexandra Kollontai.

Corbyn’s fight to end ‘social cleansing’ - and the Labour councils at war with him


Labour councils and Labour’s leadership seem to be on opposite sides of the fight for better housing.

After Catalonia’s independence referendum - national struggles, Marxism and class


Some on the left see battles for independence as dividing workers, while others back them as fights for liberation. Dave Sewell looks at how to judge national struggles

How we posted a yes vote - Royal Mail workers discuss their ballot for strikes


Postal workers have delivered an 89.1 percent vote for strikes on a 73.7 percent turnout, smashing the thresholds under Tory anti-union laws. Nick Clark spoke to postal workers about how they built the ballot

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not


The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back

We will need sterling resistance to stop the bosses’ sabotage


It’s not a paranoid fantasy to argue that parts of the establishment want to derail the left wing Labour leadership’s plans.

Was there a parliamentary alternative to revolution?


Workers in revolt lost faith in the capitalist parliament—and looked towards a better system

Capitalism's nuclear fallout


We can’t rely on another Henry Kissinger stopping a drunk US president pressing the button, writes Simon Basketter. Removing the nuclear threat requires changing the system

Who’s on the march? We investigate the Football Lads Alliance


The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) attracts people with a range of views, But fascists and racists joined its previous march, and it provides a platform around which Islamophobes organise.

Trotsky—the leader who armed the workers’ movement


Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was at the forefront of the 1917 Revolution

The new war on abortion rights - and how we can resist it


Judith Orr, author of the new book Abortion Wars, spoke to Sadie Robinson about what’s driving attacks on abortion—and the renewed resistance to them

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