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...

The Early Years of the Russian Revolution

For the very same reasons that the Russian Revolution attracted the enthusiastic support of the world’s oppressed, it almost immediately drew the most bitter hostility of the world’s oppressors.

Crimea Referendum: the hidden truth behind the U.S.-Russia rivalry

The same militarists who criminally invaded and bombed sovereign Iraq are now crying very big crocodile tears about respect for sovereignty in Ukraine.

Russia: The struggle against anti-LGBTQ repression

The attention of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and its supporters has been fixed on Russia in recent weeks.

What is the real legacy of the Soviet Union? An overview

The first time the people had the power The capitalist class and its well-paid intellectuals and pundits continue to argue that the fall of the...

Why we continue to defend the Soviet Union

Some progressive people argue that given the fact that nearly two decades have passed, the issue of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is now an irrelevancy. We think otherwise.