Defeated in Syria and Afghanistan, and withdrawing from Iraq, the US and its allies are now stepping up their military provocations against Russia and China. Preventing imperialism from launching a serious military conflict is indispensable if humanity is to address the real challenges which it faces.
I have witnessed three coups and attempted coups – two in Russia and one in Britain. One was ended politically, one with tanks, the present coup attempt is still not settled. There are decisive lessons on how to deal with them which precisely apply to the present attempted coup by Johnson.
In the course of 2018 the US launched an offensive against China on multiple fronts.
To mark 2018 International Women’s Day Socialist Action is republishing this article on how women led the February 2017 Russian Revolution.
**** Russia’s February Revolution – led by women
On 25 October 1917 (7 November in the Gregorian calendar) the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, organised an uprising that overthrew the weak and vacillating Provisional Government that had emerged from the overthrow of the Tsar earlier that year.
At 10am on the 25th the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies announced that the Provisional Government had been deposed and that state power had passed into the hands of the Military Revolutionary Committee, pending the convocation of the All Russian Congress of the Soviets.
The articles below explore the significance of the October Revolution, the state it created and its contribution to the progress of humanity.