100 Years Since the Russian Revolution
2017 marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution, the first time workers through the elected Soviets (workers councils) took power. The books and pamphlets selected below cover how the Bolshevik party were able to lead the struggle to overthrow capitalism in Russia, as well as how the revolution became isolated and the conditions that allowed for the degeneration of the revolution under the Stalinist bureaucracy.
Lenin's April Theses was written when he arrived back in Russia in April 1917. The main ideas outlined by Lenin apply just as much to Tunisia and Egypt today as they did to Russia.