Tag: Leninism

Wildfires in California in 2015

Global fever

The Covid-19 pandemic is a foretaste of the approaching climate catastrophe. Andreas Malm's electrifying new book looks at both these crises and asks what we'll need to do to face them down.
climate, coronavirus & capitalism

VIDEO: climate, coronavirus and capitalism

A video of a discussion on Andreas Malm's forthcoming book 'Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century', introduced by Gareth Dale.

What’s left of Lenin?

150 years after the birth of V.I. Lenin, Leninism offers us urgent and fundamental lessons about what it means to practise politics in capitalist society.

The Unconquerable Inscription

To mark Lenin's 150th birthday, The Artful Doodler has made a short film of Bertolt Brecht's poem 'The Unconquerable Inscription' (1934).

A statement on the centenary of the October Revolution

rs21 celebrates the Revolution as a high-water mark in human history.

Reviewing BBC Radio 4’s coverage of the Russian revolution

Martin Crook analyses the presentation of the Russian revolution by the BBC, questioning the accuracy of a review that blames the revolution for the sins of Stalinism.

After 1917: Civil war and ‘modernising counter-revolution’

The Russian Revolution not only provides the most far reaching example of a socialist revolution in history, it also changes our understanding of counter-revolution. 

Video: Mike Haynes – dreams, utopias and messy realities of Russia in 1917

Watch Mike Haynes' humorous and enlightening talk for Leicester rs21 on the dreams, utopias and messy realities of the Russian revolution. 
Revolutionaries on a platform in Russia, 1917

Social histories of 1917

Estelle Cooch, a history teacher in South London, reflects on an unusual series of history lectures that have drawn a new generation into exploring the Russian Revolution. This article was first published in the...

Interview: Women in the Revolution

Estelle Cooch interviews Katy Turton author of Forgotten Lives - the role of Lenin's sisters in the Russian Revolution The role of women in the February Revolution is relatively well known about, but how involved...