Russia: Revolution, Counter-Revolution: An Anarchist-Communist Analysis of the Russian Revolution

Russia: Revolution, Counter-Revolution by Joe LicentiaAuthor: Joe Licentia   |   File size: 650 KB

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The Russian Revolution was one of the most important events of the 20th century. It had a massive impact on the world and revolutionary movements, especially in the period after world war two when many groups seeking to imitate the Bolshevik triumph in Russia came to power. The revolution itself shows two main things. Firstly, the revolution validates anarchist critiques of the “workers state” or “dictatorship of the proletariat” advocated by Marxists and other authoritarian socialists. Anarchists have long predicted that these schemes would inevitably result in the creation of a new bureaucratic ruling class that dominated and exploited the proletariat, a prediction that was proven correct in Russia and subsequent state socialist revolutions. Second, the early phases of the revolution provide an example of how society might be run in an anarchistic manner without capitalism, the state or other authoritarian systems.

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What the Grenada Revolution Can Teach Us

What the Grenada Revolution Can Teach Us - Ajamu NangwayaAuthor: Ajamu Nangwaya   |   File size: 288 KB

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The collapse of the Grenadian Revolution on Oct. 19, 1983 should be carefully examined for the lessons that it might offer to organisers in the Caribbean who are currently organising with the labouring classes. If the working class shall be the architect of its liberation, the process of revolution-making should enable them to fulfil that role. Fundamental change should not be the outcome of a vanguard force that usurps the initiative of the people.

What the Grenada Revolution Can Teach Us About People’s
Power 
published 19 October 2016
The Grenada Revolution and Women’s Struggle for
Liberation
published 13 March 2016
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