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A Liberal Labour Party Manifesto

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [A Marxist movement had developed in Russia during the last decade of the nineteenth century. It was a response to the rapid growth of industry cities and the proletariat (a group of lower-class workers especially in industry). Its first intellectual spokesmen were people who had turned away from relying on the peasants (rural poor people) of the Russian villages and countryside and they placed ...]
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A Liberal Professor on Equality

  [english | 1906]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [Over the next twelve years bolshevism which had begun as a faction within the Russian Social-Democratic Workers party gradually emerged as an independent party that had cut its ties with all other Russian Marxists. The process involved long and bitter arguments against Mensheviks as well as against all those who worked to reunite the factions. It involved fights over funds struggles for control ...]
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A Little Explanation

  [english | 1902]  

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 ...]
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A Militant Agreement for the Uprising

  [english | 1911]  

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 ...]
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A Most Lucid Exposition of a Most Confused Plan

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [So the Bolsheviks slogans demanded of these parties leaders that they do the job their supporters expected them to do. Their key demands were that the socialists break with the Kadets and take political power into their own hands. The compromisers could easily have done this by declaring the executive of the Soviet the government of the country. The Bolshevik slogans Down with the ten capitalist ...]
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A New Coup dEtat in Preparation

  [english | 1913]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian statesman Vladimir Lenin was a profoundly influential figure in world history. As the founder of the Bolshevik political party he was a successful revolutionary leader who presided over Russias transformation from a country ruled by czars (emperors) to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) the name of the communist Russian state from 1922 to 1991.]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 8

A New Revolutionary Workers Association

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In the April Theses therefore Lenin called for a struggle for a socialist program based on the independent action of the working class. Its main elements were: No Support for the Provisional government. Fight for the Soviets to take power. End the war. Confiscate the big estates. Nationalize the banks. Establish workers control of industry. Replace the police and army with a workers ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 410

A Note on the Question of the Market Theory

  [english | 1896]  

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: 264

A Police Patriotic Demonstration Made to Order

  [english | 1903]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [In the April Theses therefore Lenin called for a struggle for a socialist program based on the independent action of the working class. Its main elements were: No Support for the Provisional government. Fight for the Soviets to take power. End the war. Confiscate the big estates. Nationalize the banks. Establish workers control of industry. Replace the police and army with a workers ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 294

A Poor Defence of a Liberal Labour Policy

  [english | 1920]  

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: 380

A Protest by Russian Social Democrats

  [english | 1910]  

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 ...]
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A Question of Principle

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The perspective which Lenin arrived at in 1917 coincided with Trotskys theory of Permanent Revolution worked out following the experience of the 1905 revolution. This resolved the long debate within the Russian labor movement which revolved around three different conceptions of the coming revolution. All the Russian Marxists were agreed that the tasks of social transformation facing them were ...]
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A Questionnaire on the Organisation of Big Capital

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The perspective which Lenin arrived at in 1917 coincided with Trotskys theory of Permanent Revolution worked out following the experience of the 1905 revolution. This resolved the long debate within the Russian labor movement which revolved around three different conceptions of the coming revolution. All the Russian Marxists were agreed that the tasks of social transformation facing them were ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 301

A Replete Bourgeoisie and a Craving Bourgeoisie

  [english | 1905]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [As stated in his Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism Lenins revolutionary project embraced not just Russia but the world. To implement world revolution the Third or Communist International was convened in Russia in 1919 to replace the discredited Second International. Lenin dominated the first second (1920) and third (1921) Congresses of the International and hoped to use the organisation ...]
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A Responsible Opposition and the Participation of the Constitutional Democrats in the March 1 Conference

  [english | 1897]  

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: 461

A Retrograde Trend in Russian Social Democracy

  [english | 1908]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [So the Bolsheviks slogans demanded of these parties leaders that they do the job their supporters expected them to do. Their key demands were that the socialists break with the Kadets and take political power into their own hands. The compromisers could easily have done this by declaring the executive of the Soviet the government of the country. The Bolshevik slogans Down with the ten capitalist ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 211

A Scientific System of Sweating

  [english | 1919]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The one factor that was missing in all these revolutions but which was present in October 1917 was the subjective factor a workers leadership capable of preparing in good season the working class for the socialist transformation of society. It was the policy and the tactics of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky which led the Russian workers to victory. Lenin prepared ...]
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A Separate Peace

  [english | 1899]  

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 ...]
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A Serious Lesson and a Serious Responsibility

  [english | 1917]  

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 ...]
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A Shameful Fiasco

  [english | 1912]  

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: 326
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