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October Revolution centenary


1917 - when workers shook the world

The Russian Revolution of October 1917 is the most important event in human history. For centuries ordinary people had dreamed of a world without the rule of emperors, kings, generals and the rich. Some gave their lives fighting for such change.
1917 - when workers shook the world

Revolution is how we can change the world

Revolution is difficult and involves intense confrontation with the ruling class.
Revolution is how we can change the world

How workers won in 1917

The Provisional Government assembled in the Winter Palace at 9pm on 25 October to “work out methods for the resolute and final liquidation of the Bolsheviks”.
Bolsheviks —a crucial element

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

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.

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