Music, not muddle: Re-examining Soviet sounds and the socialist project

This article re-examines Soviet music, demonstrating its revolutionary history and legacy, and how both can inform our struggles today.

Alexandra Kollontai (pt. 2): A historical-materialist approach to the family and...

In part two of this study of Kollontai, Jodi Dean examines her writing on the family and love.

Alexandra Kollontai (pt. 1): The struggle for proletarian feminism and for...

In part one of this study on Kollontai, we look at 1) her struggle for proletarian feminism against bourgeois feminism and 2) her struggle to center gender concerns in the Party program

A women’s demonstration, two revolutions, and the birth of a socialist...

We must not underestimate the immense revolutionary power of women to ignite, fight, and win.

Typographers’ revolt: The day Bucharest stood still

December 2018 marked the 100-year anniversary of the slaughter of striking typographers and workers of Bucharest, Romania. More than 15,000...

How “The State and Revolution” changed history

Anyone who aspires to be a real communist or to understand the theory of modern communism must study Lenin’s pamphlet...

The roots of fascism in Ukraine: From Nazi collaboration to Maidan

In recent years Ukraine has popped up in the mainstream media due to explosive political developments. Starting with the “Orange Revolution” in November of...
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Brian Becker on Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution proved possible

Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization.

Black Bolsheviks and white lies

A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning...

The October Revolution: Workers Take Power

The Russian Revolution is a vast subject. An exhaustive analysis of it is beyond the scope of this writing. But below, some of the...