On November 7, 2017 Marxists in New York City will come together to commemorate a revolutionary centenary. One hundred years to the day since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, US activists and scholars will assemble to celebrate a socialist revolution which, more than any other, defined the 20th century and still impacts our century, the 21st.
The Bolshevik Revolution stunned a despairing world weary of the mass slaughter in the trenches of the First World War. It sent shock waves through all people’s movements around the world, not least in our country.
Contrary to establishment and corporate media dogma, the historical truth is that the revolution scored immense socialist and democratic achievements: it ended unemployment and built a modern planned economy; it ended women’s bondage; it tackled national inequality of long-oppressed peoples; it beat back imperialist attempts to strangle the revolution; it industrialized a backward economy at breakneck speed; it defeated Nazi invasion; it inspired and aided other revolutionary and anti-imperialist movements.
The event will be held on Tuesday Nov. 7th, from 6 PM to 9 PM at: