We are commemorating this year’s anniversary of the greatest event in human history – the Russian Revolution of 1917 – with the launch of the International Marxist Tendency’s brand new podcast, Spectre of Communism.
In this special first episode, editor of marxist.com Alan Woods discusses this great event, when workers and the oppressed – for the first time on the scale of an enormous nation – threw off capitalist rule and took the running of society into their own hands.
You can also celebrate the October Revolution with us this weekend at Revolution Festival 2023, our three-day school of communism taking place from 10-12 November in central London. Grab your ticket today!
7 November (in the New Style calendar) marks the anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.
For communists, the Russian Revolution is the greatest event in human history. But for many right-wing, liberal, and reformist critics of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, it was an anti-democratic catastrophe that condemned Russia to murderous dictatorship. It’s time we set the record straight.
The workers and peasants of Russia achieved something that many thought impossible: not only bringing down the hated Tsar Nicholas ‘The Bloody’, but going on to overthrow capitalism itself, and to begin the task of building a society free of exploitation, oppression, and want.
The monumental events of the Russian Revolution are rich with lessons for the struggle for communism today.
The first episode of the International Marxist Tendency’s new podcast, Spectre of Communism, welcomes Alan Woods – author and editor of marxist.com – to discuss this remarkable event.
Alan deals with the historic importance of 1917; outlines the role of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky; answers the lies hurled against the revolution; and explains what communists today can take away from this incredible struggle.
New episodes of the Spectre of Communism podcast will be available every Tuesday. Listen on your preferred platform here.
For those wanting to learn more about the Russian Revolution, we recommend Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution by Alan Woods, as well as Alan’s six-part series covering the inspiring events of 1917, available now on Marxist Voice or YouTube.