Russian revolution

The Leninist Facade

In direct oppostion to what Marx advocated, the Bolsheviks tried to institute socialism without democracy. The damage to the socialist movement resulting from this was immense.

Dockers boycott SS Jolly George, 1920

Commemorative stamp depicting Harry Pollitt and the boycott

A short account of UK dockworkers who in May 1920 refuse to load a ship carrying armaments bound for use against the revolution in Russia.

When insurrections die - Gilles Dauvé

This is a reconceived version of 'Fascism and Anti-Fascism'. In this text, Dauvé draws on the experiences of the revolutionary movements in Russia, Germany, and Spain to criticize anti-fascism and democracy, and to draw general conclusions for communists today.

Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack - Alexandre Skirda

Nestor Makhno.

The phenomenal life of Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno provides the framework for this breakneck account of the downfall of the Tsarist empire and the civil war that took place as Makhno's army fought both the remnants of the old regime and the new Bolshevik one.

On the evolution of abuse - Lev Kamenev

(Notes). Source: Under the Banner of Marxism, 1922, nr. 4, pp. 108–11. On some bourgeois rantings against Bolshevism. Reproduced for reference only.

The Petropavlovsk resolution

Rally on board the Petropavlovsk

The 15 point resolution approved by meetings of revolutionary sailors aboard the Petropavlovsk and Sevastopol battleships on 28 February, 1921, following Bolshevik repression of strikes in Petrograd. It marked the start of the Kronstadt revolt.

Похороны П.А. Кропоткина в контексте Великой российской революции - А.Фёдоров / Funeral of Piotr Kropotkin in the context of the Great Russian Revolution by A.Fedorov

This article is about funeral of Piotr Kropotkin and situation with social revolution and bolsheviks contrrevolution in Russia during that period. From the russian anarchists point of view.
In russian.

How Lenin led to Stalin - Workers Solidarity Movement

Lenin led to Stalin

Good short account of how the foundations of Stalinist terror were laid by the policies of Lenin and Trotsky in the early days of the Russian Revolution.

The Russian revolution and the international proletariat - Maria Koszutska

Maria Koszutska

This collection of articles, published during August 1918 in the newspaper of the PPS-Left, while clearly supportive of the Bolsheviks, discusses many controversial aspects of their rule: the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the peasantry, the terror, as well as the question of democracy. Koszutska encourages the international proletariat to take an active part in the events, and help guide them on the correct path to socialism, rather than remain critics on the outside.

O «renegado» Kautsky e seu discípulo Lênin - Jean Barrot

Karl Kautsky

Este artigo descreve como as teorias de Lênin e, portanto, o leninismo e o trotskismo, são prolongamentos da teoria de Kautsky sobre a questão da relação entre a classe operária e a teoria revolucionária. É mostrado que a resposta que Kautsky dá à questão constitui o fundamento teórico da prática e da organização de todas as variedades de leninismo.