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It Cant Happen Here

  [english | 1935]  

Sinclair Lewis


Summary: [How Holocausts Happen is a book by Douglas V. Porpora that deals with the United States involvement in Central America in regards to their participation in the genocidal polices of Nicaraguan counterrevolutionary forces and the reaction of the general public to the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | politicalDownloads: 449

Joint Session of the All Russian Central Executive Committee the Moscow Soviet of Workers

  [english | 1898]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Anarchy In Petrograd. The War: 4th Year 1908th. Aided by the garrisol of Petrograd the Maximalists under Lenin have deposed the Kerensky Government and have assumed office. They announce that this was acomplished without bloodshed that several Ministers have been arrested and that M. Kerensky is a fugitive. In a proclamation to the Arrny Committees they state that authority of Government has been ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 122

Journal of Lenins Duty Secretaries

  [english | 1900]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Bolshevik or Maximalist wing of the Social-Democratic Party was able to control the Soviet and the Committees in the early days of the Revolution its hold upon them has tightened and it is now stronger than ever. Yct it represents neither the best nor even the most numerous section of the people. Like the Okhrana or secret police system under the old rSgime its influence is based.upon the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 283

Judas Trotskys Blush of Shame

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 21 January 1924) was a Russian revolutionary author lawyer economic theorist political philosopher creator of the Soviet Communist Party leader of the 1917 October Revolution and founder of the USSR. As head of the Bolsheviks (19171924) he led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War before establishing the worlds first officially socialist state. As a ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 82

Karl Marx

  [english | 1915]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the seminal events of the early twentieth century. In the face of mounting opposition and disastrous defeats in World War I Tsar Nicholas II abdicated power and was replaced by the Provisional Government. It was not able to successfully disengage from the war or resolve the economic chaos that resulted from the collapse of the old regime. Because of these ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 55

Kautsky on the State Duma

  [english | 1896]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Every revolution begins at the top as the ruling class with no clear way forward split over what course of action to take. In January 1916 a strike wave developed against food shortages and speculators. Feeling the movement building up from below a section of the ruling class favored making limited concessions. During late 1916 the mystic monk Rasputin was murdered and plots were laid for a ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 156

L N Tolstoy

  [english | 1896]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In 1917 Russia was again at war (WWI) and they were losing to the Germans mainly because they lacked the modern industry to support its war effort and didnt have an adequate railroad system to get supplies to the front. As in 1905 when revolution broke out confidence was not very high in the Tsar Nicholas II. The situation in Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg) was dire for most of the ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 390

L N Tolstoy and the Modern Labour Movement

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [During the next few years Lenin was essentially dictator (a ruler with unquestionable authority) of Russia. The major task he faced was establishing this authority for himself and his party in the country. Most of his policies can be understood in this light even though he angered some elements in the population while satisfying others. Examples of such policies include the governments seizing of ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 200

Landownership in European Russian

  [english | 1905]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Lenins April Theses form one of the most decisive manifestos in the history of the revolution. They consist of just a few short notes the bare skeleton of Lenins speeches when he arrived back in Petrograd in April 1917. But the ideas outlined within them brought about a decisive reorientation of the Bolshevik leadership. Lynn Walsh re-examines the April Theses and their lessons for today. Lenins ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 170

Le Talon De Fer

  [french | 1908]  

Jack London


Summary: [Le Talon de fer (The Iron Heel) est un roman de Jack London paru en 1908. Cest une contre-utopie sur la monte dune tyrannie fasciste aux tats-Unis.Le Talon de fer dcrit une insurrection qui serait arrive entre 1914 et 1918 et analyse par un observateur du XXVIIe sicle. Lauteur relate le dveloppement de la classe ouvrire nord-amricaine et ses combats contre loligarchie travers le point de vue ...]
Genres: [fiction | political | science fictionDownloads: 115

Lecture on the 1905 Revolution

  [english | 1899]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution. In 1917 there were actually two revolutions in Russia. One was the February Revolution in which the Tsar abdicated his throne and the Provisional Government took power. The other was the October Revolution in which the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks. The Russian Revolution ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 122

Left Wing Childishness and the Petty Bourgeois Mentality

  [english | 1918]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Every revolution begins at the top as the ruling class with no clear way forward split over what course of action to take. In January 1916 a strike wave developed against food shortages and speculators. Feeling the movement building up from below a section of the ruling class favored making limited concessions. During late 1916 the mystic monk Rasputin was murdered and plots were laid for a ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 251

Left Wing Communism An Infantile Disorder

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The birth of the Cesarevitch Alexis Nicolaievitch in August 1904 caused great rejoicings in Russia because it had been preceded by the birth of four daughters to the lmnperial couple and there seemed reason to fear that the succession to the Throne would not descend in the direct line. The joy of the Imperial Family was increased when it was found that the child was of a bright active disposition ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 52

Left Wing Narodism and Marxism

  [english | 1898]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Anarchy In Petrograd. The War: 4th Year 1908th. Aided by the garrisol of Petrograd the Maximalists under Lenin have deposed the Kerensky Government and have assumed office. They announce that this was acomplished without bloodshed that several Ministers have been arrested and that M. Kerensky is a fugitive. In a proclamation to the Arrny Committees they state that authority of Government has been ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 326

Leo Tolstoy as the Mirror of the Russian Revolution

  [english | 1901]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 and was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. He became a revolutionary a communist politician the principal leader of the October Revolution the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and from 1922 the first de facto leader of the Soviet Union. He wrote Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism while in exile in Switzerland ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 363

Lessons of the Commune

  [english | 1903]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The honor of beginning the February 1917 revolution fell to the women textile workers of Petrograd on International Womens Day. Indignant at bread rations whilst the capitalists made fabulous war profits and with many of them having husbands and sons at the front 90000 came out on strike. The next day half the industrial workers struck in support. Slogans of Down with the aristocracy down with ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 339

Lessons of the Moscow Uprising

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Has the Russian revolution been successfully extended internationally with the development of a socialist federation embracing economically advanced countries the discussion of pre-1917 perspectives would now be of only historical interest to Marxists. Unfortunately with the defeat of the revolution in Europe Soviet Russia was isolated. The revolution suffered an inevitable degeneration. The ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 375

Lessons of the Revolution

  [english | 1917]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The February revolution in Russia opened nine months of titanic class struggle which culminated in the coming to power of the working class led by the Bolshevik Party headed by Lenin and Trotsky. Revolution broke out first in Russia because the war placed the greatest burdens on what was industrially the most backward nation in Europe. In Lenins words capitalism broke at its weakest link. The ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 387

Letter on Oil Concessions

  [english | 1917]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [During the next few years Lenin was essentially dictator (a ruler with unquestionable authority) of Russia. The major task he faced was establishing this authority for himself and his party in the country. Most of his policies can be understood in this light even though he angered some elements in the population while satisfying others. Examples of such policies include the governments seizing of ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 370

Letter to American Workers

  [english | 1916]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Anarchy In Petrograd. The War: 4th Year 1908th. Aided by the garrisol of Petrograd the Maximalists under Lenin have deposed the Kerensky Government and have assumed office. They announce that this was acomplished without bloodshed that several Ministers have been arrested and that M. Kerensky is a fugitive. In a proclamation to the Arrny Committees they state that authority of Government has been ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 303
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